Practical evidence based rehab for back pain and beyond

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"Functional therapeutic movement is without a doubt one of the most practical, well referenced, clinically relevant, and beneficial continuing education courses I’ve taken. Ben has a lively presentation style that keeps you engaged, a good sense of humor, and clear mastery over his content. The course is relevant and valuable for young and experienced clinicians alike. Be sure to come prepared for discussion and plenty of critical thinking!" DR Jarod Hall DPT USA

There is simply NO other course like therapeutic movement & exercise. Its not another region specific course or basic exercise course. It brings together exercise, pain, movement & psychology for a truly biopsychosocial approach. 

This is a course that embodies a modern approach to rehab that throws away the prescriptions that DON'T work and replaces is it with a framework that we can use in the REAL WORLD


Key Learning points


• Develop GREAT rehab programs for even the most challenging patients

Engaging and innovative approach to movement & exercise

• Latest evidence and best practice guidelines for treating low back pain using an ACTIVE approach  

• Use a flexible, adaptable and simple to implement clinical framework to help navigate the uncertainty of clinical practice from patients with persistent pain to elite athletes.

A look at pain and exercise through a truly biopsychosocial lens.

• Take the complication and rigidity out of exercise prescription – Make it fun and engaging for YOU and your patient. Forget a physio tools or photocopied exercise sheet approach.

Take the mystery out of exercise prescription- when do you need to be specific? And when less so? Learn a comprehensive view of exercise that is more than just sets and reps.

How to sell your patients on exercise – A key factor in rehab success

Learn what you need to know about the psychology of pain and exercise without needing to become a psychologist.

• Learn about pain and how to talk about it without needing to be a neuroscientist. More patient focus and less biology!

Concise and practical reviews of the latest research into pain and exercise to save you time and energy! Perfect for the busy clinician who doesn’t have the time to wade through every piece of new information coming out

How to improve your subjective assessment. How to get all the information and ‘find the hook’ that guides patient beliefs, emotions and commitment to rehab.



This is NOT just another exercise course about sets and reps! It is about applying movement and exercise to people in pain. 

Exercise and movement are fantastic tools to help our patients but the complexity and uncertainty often present in clinical practice can make its application tough especially with painful problems! 

What’s the best exercise? Will my patients enjoy or even do it? What if I underload, overload or even make them worse? What does the evidence say I should do? How do I communicate this with my patients?

Couple this with many of the current concepts in exercise & fitness simply not applying well to people in pain and this can be frustrating for therapists and patients alike. .  

The amount of information out there on this subject can be overwhelming, confusing and time consuming to process and we need to learn how to cut through the noise quickly to get to what really matters to help our patients.

Functional therapeutic movement enables you to navigate this uncertain environment by guiding you in making sense of the evidence around exercise and its application, in a way that will practically apply to your patients in clinic straight away.

This can help discard unhelpful, outdated & often detrimental perspectives around movement that are often pervasive, amongst therapists and clinicians, and enable a streamlined, flexible and evidence based approach that is in line with the latest pain and rehabilitation research.


Next dates

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2021 Schedule - Click on date to register

Would you like ONLINE education for your team? Same time, less costs - Email [email protected] 


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Free "Living well with pain" resource to send or print for your patients
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Free "Common sense movement and exercise guidelines" download to send or print for your patient

The course in a nutshell

  • Looking at the research - What does the research for exercise and movement for pain & rehab tell us? What should we look for and how to apply it in practice.
  • Looking at people. - Key factors that determine the success of any treatment process ESPECIALLY involving exercise. Belief structure, self efficacy & predicted outcome.
  • Looking at pain. - Can we view pain education in a more practical way? Does it really need to be about neuroscience? Thinking about when and why to apply it rather than just the  information.
  • Looking at exercise programming. - How important are getting sets reps etc right? Well it depends on the goal!
  • Getting practical - An embracing application of different types of exercise for low back pain & lower limb. “There are no bad exercises, just bad application”
  • Thinking about clinical reasoning - How can we bring it all together in a systematic way that is not a system.
  • Looking at adherence. Why do people not engage and how can you improve that.
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"Ben’s Functional Therapeutic Movement course mixes up to date research, delivered in a digestible way. The weekend provided real world, pragmatic, “apply Monday morning in clinic” skills which is a rarity from CPD weekends. I highly recommend this course for all health professions working in MSK, no matter how many years qualified." Rob Tyer - Extended Scope Physiotherapist

"I attended the cor-kinetic Functional Therapeutic Assessment course in Feb this year. I was struck by Ben's breadth and depth of knowledge and his ability to reason his approach based on evidence. The approach is very straight-forward and, to me, intuitive. I highly recommend this course for all therapists looking for a new practical tool to fill the gaps in conventional treatments and expose many of the fallacies that exist in common practice. This is likely to make you question many of the things you do in the clinic every day." - Terry Donahue Physio

"An excellent couple of days opening doors in to the world of modern pain science and integrating movement. The workshop was very well structured and made a huge impact on my current thinking. The content is delivered in a simple effective way so that you have tools to go away and implement the next day. I'm looking forward to part 2!" Chris Kitson -  Osteopath


If you want to know a bit more here is some video content to check out!

Here is a recent presentation from the world renowned San Diego pain summit




'In house' CPD options

We also offer tailored 'in house' CPD ranging from shorter 'in service' lectures to two day workshops. This can be arranged on a 'fixed fee' basis reducing per head costs for your team. Please contact [email protected] to discuss.

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