With a focus on LOWER BACK


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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

Basically this is a course about using exercise and movement in rehab! These are things we should have learned at university but often did not.

This is not your average exercise course or even about functional movement (I know the title says 'functional'). This is actually about providing person centred care in a biopsychosocial framework using movement and exercise to help.

If you are a therapist of any type that uses movement and exercise in practice (as you should), then this course will improve your knowledge, application and (hopefully) your results.

The main focus will be around the application of a movement based approach to lower back pain but the principles can literally be used for ANY injury or painful problem!

Functional therapeutic movement is an engaging & practical course directly applicable to real world clinical practice. Its aims are to build confidence and competences for ALL health professionals in using exercise, activity and movement across the spectrum of clinical presentations with a focus on lower back pain .

This is NOT JUST another course showing you some new exercises or zeroing on a single body part. Rather than just focusing on anatomy and pathology it is about better understanding and helping patients right across the biopsychosocial spectrum.

The FTM course focuses on integrating current science and evidence around pain and exercise within your current practice. This enables you to be authentic and genuine to your way of working without having to learn some new method or throwing out everything you have learned.

This course promises to be fun and cut through some the confusing information out there around treatment for a slimmed down, patient focused approach for those tired of over complicated technique and adjunct courses. This course is applicable for anybody working with people with injury or pain. Physiotherapists, Sports therapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, S & C coaches, Personal trainers, Massage therapists.

• 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.

• Latest evidence and best practice guidelines for treating low back and lower limb pain

Next dates

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Italy - 5/6th October


Chicago - 26/27th October

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Evening lecture Le Pub Scientifique

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Reunion island – 22/23/24th November

Prauge - 7/8th December

Cancellation policy 

2020 Schedule

Taiwan – Jan 4/5th

Oswestry, Shropshire - 18th Jan (1 day) - £125

Amsterdam - 29th jan  (Le Pub Lecture)

Allborg, Denmark - January 31st February 1st.

Tel aviv - February 10-12th

San Diego Pain Summit – 16/17th feb

Boston, USA 22/24th Feb

Dole, France   March 6-8th

Denmark conference 20th March

Heidelberg, Germany 20/21st March

Ireland April 4/5th

London or Manchester - 2/3rd May

Lisbon - 16/17th May

Victoria, BC. Canada    23/24th May

May 30/31st Washington state (closed course)

Ecuador june 13/14th

Chile June 20/21st

Barcelona 11/12th July

Holland 4/5th September

Belgium 7/8th September 

Cyprus 12/13th September

Pittsburgh, USA - September 26/27th

Louisiana, USA – October 6/7th

Belgium 23-25th October

Norway 6/7th November

London November 21/22nd

December 5/6th Italy


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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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For the first time, in addition to the lower limb, we are also including a look at Lower Back Pain movement and exercise strategies based on the best current evidence AND the person in front of you!

This will cover:

  • Key information for lower back pain
  • What matters in low back pain? Overview of evidence of popular contributors to back pain
  • Practical exercise strategies for lower back pain
  • Overview of evidence for exercise for lower back pain
  • Back pain case studies

Here is a PDF of the type of information you can expect Back Pain Share Pdf

Group learning tasks, interactive case studies and practical movement classes will provide a unique learning experience rather than a traditional classroom environment.

Here is a short video from our latest course.


"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 ben@cor-kinetic.com to discuss.