Cor-kinetic Online mentorship


Why get involved in this online program

  • More than a weekend course
  • Low bullshit/high evidence & research data
  • Making this information accessible and less confusing
  • Real world application of the evidence for everyday use
  • Not a system, certification or ‘how to’ guide
  • Ability to watch anywhere & anytime (watch in your pajamas)

Covering topics of

  • Research
  • Modern pain models & physiology
  • Pain education
  • Exercise & movement
  • Rehab practical
  • Psychological factors
  • Stress and allostatic load model
  • Clinical reasoning

SOLD OUT for 2018

Next program is 1 September 2019 to 31 January 2020 - cost £600

The 2018 mentorship sold out in 3 weeks!

You can now pay a small deposit (£50) to secure your space for 2019

Want to be added to the waiting list? Email

The Cor-kinetic online mentorship is NOT a HOW TO guide to treat people in a special technique, neither is it a magic system or recipe guaranteed to get results. Its aim is to get you to flex your biggest muscle – YOUR BRAIN!

All of the components within the mentorship are, in our opinion, vital to successful treatment, rehab and training. Sometimes though they are NOT seen as the sexy side of it all. So our aim is to make the LESS SEXY STUFF, MORE SEXY.

We will deliver a diverse range of information, perhaps not always covered in depth on other courses, in a simple, fun and applicable way. This course is about navigating the evidence base we have associated with these subjects and having multiple ways of helping your patients and clients.

This is not about slick marketing or a fancy online platform. It is an opportunity, in a clinically relevant way, to explore key subjects relating to ALL therapists and indeed anyone who deals with the human body.

All the key educational resources supplied. There is no need to trawl through loads of papers as they are already at the click of a button.

New information will be available weekly on the Monday 12pm UK time.

  • Lecture format
  • Case study
  • Supplied reading & access to a huge library of research papers
  • Multi media tasks to consolidate learning
  • Crowd sharing case studies and exercise ideas
  • Each online lecture is between 5 and 30 minutes. This is designed to minimise boredom!!!!

You will get out what you put in! This will be an active process rather than just a passive one. Once completed you will receive a certificate to say you completed the program.

Here is a sample from our research lecture.


  • To learn more about the evidence base for the key topics of critical thinking, pain, movement and exercise in relation to rehabilitation.
  • To gain a deeper understanding than in a short weekend course
  • Turn this academia into clinically useable information
  • Interact with other professionals across the world in a beneficial and nurturing way.

Online benefits

  • Follow the program from anywhere in the world
  • Watch the content at home, on your travel to work or even in your underwear
  • Learn at your own pace and when it suits you
  • No travel to the UK
  • Lower cost

Your commitment

Estimated minimum work time 2 (minimum)-4 hrs per week. Some weeks will require more others less.

  • 1-2 hrs of video lecture.
  • 1-2 Key papers to read. More papers will be available if required.
  • Engagement in a small learning task that could be writing or multimedia related

Run time will be 16 weeks. 2 weeks for Christmas and two catch up weeks. 1 September to 31 January. After the program the content will be available for 2 months to catch up on anything you missed.

Please remember you will have to be self motivated and organised. The onus is on you to follow the content. There will be 4 weeks with no content so you can catch up on anything you miss. This will not be an individual tutoring program with weekly support. It is important to clarify at the beginning and this is reflected in the cost.

The cost for this first online mentorship is £500.  This will be one payment prior to the course starting and one at week 8.

Who is this for?

Anyone interested in movement, exercise, pain and rehab.

  • Physiotherapists
  • Sports therapists/rehabilitators
  • Osteopaths
  • Chiropractors
  • Massage Therapists
  • Personal trainers


Intro Week 1


  1. What is this mentorship thing all about?
  2. Key objectives and learning outcomes
  3. What is expected of you?


Research Week 1


  1. Why do we need research?
  2. Simple intro to research Methods
  3. Case study – Looking at a paper
  4. Task


Pain Week 2-3


  1. Modern concept and models of pain
  2. Pain as an experience not a sensation
  3. Nociception
  4. Peripheral sensitisation
  5. Central sensitisation
  6. Descending modulation
  7. Moving beyond nociception
  8. Task


Exercise interlude   Week 4

 Exercise reasoning – What do we want??

All about the vitamins – Manipulating variables for different outcomes

Progressions and regressions – Be guided by response

  • Lower back rehab & training
  • Applying different variables for different outcomes practical
  • Case study
  • Crowd sharing case studies and exercise ideas
  1. Exercise for LBP
  2. Movement characteristics for LBP
  3. LBP myths and misconceptions


4. Pain education week 5


  1. Why pain education?
  2. Core messages
  3. Why when and how
  4. What are the components of good pain education?
  5. Exploring metaphors
  6. Task


Break week


Exercise interlude Week 6


 Exercise and movement for pain

Constraints based approach including intro to non linear pedagogy

  • Knee rehab & training
  • Applying different variables for different outcomes
  • Case study
  • Crowd sharing case studies and exercise ideas

Being psychologically informed Week 7


  1. Resilience & sustainability
  2. Fear avoidance
  3. Graded exposure
  4. Reassurance – Information or emotion?
  5. What do people want?
  6. Intro to motivational interviewing concepts


The BioPsychosocial model Week 8


  1. What is the BPS model?
  2. Strengths, limitations & implementation
  3. What does that look like in practice? Clinical considerations
  4. Open the door – Don’t kick it down! Patient self assessment
  5. Task


3 Exercise interlude   Week 9


  • Hip rehab & training
  • Applying different variables for different outcomes
  • Case study
  • Crowd sharing case studies and exercise ideas


Break week


Stress Week 10


  1. What do we know about stress?
  2. Allostasis, homoeostasis & hormesis
  3. Stresses affect on outcomes


Movement Week 11


  1. Movement and exercise for pain
  2. What is ‘good’ movement?
  3. Movement myths
  4. Should movement and exercise be painful? – Two perspectives.
  5. Movement as play and the benefits
  6. Task


4 Exercise interlude Week 12


  • Ankle rehab & training
  • Applying different variables for different outcomes practical
  • Case study
  • Crowd sharing case studies and exercise ideas


Exercise   Week 13


  1. Traditional models of exercise and S & C in rehab
  2. Focusing on the donut and not the hole


Clinical reasoning – Bringing it all together week 14


  1. Sensitive to robust continuum – Placing your patient
  2. 5 Rs of rehab concept
  3. The clinical flow
  4. Clinical reasoning case study


5 Exercise interlude Week 13-14


  • Shoulder rehab & training
  • Applying different variables for different outcomes
  • Case study
  • Crowd sharing case studies and exercise ideas


Dosage & adherence Week 15



  1. Common factors that effect adherence
  2. Strategies for maximising adherence
  3. How do I determine dosage (the rule of 10)
  4. Progression and regression of dosage


Home exercise programs Week 16


  1. What makes a great HEP?
  2. HEP case study
  3. Case study task




Mission statement


I have run a live mentorship in the UK since 2011 and over the last 7 years have been joined by physio’s, chiropractors, osteopaths, sports therapists, sports rehabilitators, podiatrists, strength coaches & personal trainers.

The idea was always to bridge the gap between a weekend course and more formal education such as Msc masters degree that now costs an eye watering £9000 in the UK. Although more formal university education does provide a qualification it does not always provide up to date information.

The magic here is not really in the teaching such as the online lectures but really in actually doing some reading and learning tasks. This gives a much better understanding than just some guy telling you his opinion. This is often what’s lost on a weekend course.

The longer format also gives an opportunity to explore topics that are probably easier to digest in the comfort of your own home rather than a classroom struggling to concentrate, and yes I do notice that! Especially when it is some HEAVY science. These are often the topics that are really important, and in my opinion make or break the exercises we use and their effectiveness.

Being able to break them into small lectures to watch at your convenience is very effective. You can also explore them in more depth and watch multiple times as you are not constrained by time.


What have previous students said about the course?


"I would highly recommend the Cor-Kinetic mentorship programme.  Ben challenges the biomechanical and biomedical models with current evidence, exploring pain science and the positive effect of movement based therapy.  the programme is well structured allowing time to reflect on learning and its application to practice.

The programme is a great mix of practical sessions, seminars and self directed study. Ben's teaching style ensures a great environment for learning and the effort he has put into delivering online resources to facilitate your learning is exemplary.

The skills I have learnt via the mentorship programme have enabled me to feel more confident when discussing the concept of pain with patients, enhanced my reasoning on a variety clinical presentations and has increased my effectiveness as a practitioner.

Having now completed the mentorship programme, I continue to feel supported in my learning via the added bonus of the Mentorship community that Ben has created.

I would encourage any therapist or fitness professional to enrol on the mentorship programme" Chris Wilson -Physio

"As a Level 4 personal trainer I have a special interest in rehab and pain management. I’d followed Ben’s articles and attended the EMS course prior to enrolling on the Mentorship.

The programme has given me the knowledge and tools to create individual, evidence-based, fun and effective programmes for my clients to take them on a clear pathway from fearful and in pain (if required) to a more robust state of mind and body. Just as importantly the Mentorship has changed how I communicate with my clients. I can now help to reconceptualise my client’s painful experiences which builds confidence and increases adherence to their rehab programme leading to better results and a happy client.

Since attending the Mentorship programme I am a much more effective trainer and am becoming the go-to person in my club for helping with training and injury rehab and pain management among members and colleagues. I highly recommend the Mentorship programme for any trainer wishing to elevate their skills and knowledge above the average fitness professional" Norma Pearson - Personal trainer

"2016 mentorship for me was both enlightening and empowering. One of my favourite voltaire quotes - “Uncertainty is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one” - is very appropriate here. Be prepared to face the harsh truth of good science by someone truly leading in the field, if you can navigate the cognitive dissonance of unravelling the dogma relevant to you, you can only come out the other side a more rounded professional. There is something extremely endearing about someone talking with such clarity, such simplicity of a subject that is by nature very complicated - pain, movement & humans - I believe his cockney accent helps! 🙂

What has come out the other side of confusion for me is truly exciting, I have started an innovative bio-psycho-social preventative health company underpinned by a very solid evidence base significantly helped by my relationship here with Ben. 

Cor-Kinetic mentorship comes highly recommended for anyone interested in evidence-informed pain, movement & healthcare” Luke R. Davies - Chiropractor


"I cannot recommend the mentorship with Cor-Kinetic enough, it has been inspirational. Ben challenges current models and practices, he pushes boundaries of understanding and will expand your knowledge base exponentially. A blend of theory and practical sessions provide the learner with the knowledge to change their current practice in line with contemporary research. I now have the tools and methods to assess and screen my clients in a truly functional manner, as well as providing them with functional and progressive rehab exercises. This course is a must for all Therapists looking to stand out from the crowd" 

Karl – Sports therapist


"I work as a Strength and Conditioning Coach in the Surrey area and regularly look after the top junior 400m runners in the country as well as a host of junior golfers hoping to turn pro. My education prior to the Cor-kinetic Mentorship program was largely through my Sports Science degree and various other mentorship programs in America and Scandinavia. While I have certainly benefited from these mentorships I felt I still lacked an athlete-specific model for assessment and program design.

This is an area I know I have addressed and I am far more confident assessing and conditioning my athletes. Most specifically, the Cor-kinetic Mentorship Program has allowed me to be authentic in my movement preparation, and prehab program design for the individual between their explosive lifting patterns and/or strength complexes. I have realised that you can be so specific to the individual once you understand their movement patterns and the requirements of their sport. The Cor-kinetic Mentorship program has not only changed the direction I saw my self headed in initially it has changed my mindset and allowed me to become a more well rounded Strength and Conditioning Coach.

I think this program works for one very strong reason: Ben and his team are extremely focused on producing and equipping fellow practitioners with a very succinct skill set that they can use day to day during their sessions"

Neal Dinnan S & C Coach.


"I chose to do the mentorship after attending the introduction to functional assessment and training. I have a level 4 qualification in exercise for the management of back pain and felt that the two day course added a whole new dimension to my knowledge, as well as challenging my beliefs about the cause and management of back pain.

6 months on I am a completely different trainer. My knowledge and skill base has increased massively. I feel confident in assessing and working with clients with a wide range of postural, mobility and pain issues. Cor-Kinetic has taught me the importance of treating each client as an individual and never relying on a one-size-fits-all strategy. Most importantly I have been inspired to continue my learning.

Cor-Kinetic is unique as a training provider. While the mentorship is based around a clear and well defined structure, it also has an organic feel, developing and evolving to fit the needs of the students. Our questions and comments were always considered and often led to fascinating side discussions. Ben is also keen to discuss new information as he discovers it, proving that no mater how much you know there is always more to be learnt.

I highly recommend this mentorship to anyone who is serious about getting the most out of this industry"

Sarah Brown. Personal trainer.