Art Greets Science In Motion - 3hr Short Course
Mythbusting and How to Apply That To Your Clients
The Art Greets Science In Motion 3hr Class, presents the collaboration between two experienced and evidence based Australian physiotherapists, who have modified and distilled their thought processes and clinical practice to encompass Bio-Psycho-Social principles.
This course was presented at the Women's Health and Fitness Summit at the end of 2017. It seeks to mythbust and challenge biases and belief systems originating from the heavily entrenched posturo-biomechanical approach. Concepts such as core stability, mechanical diagnosis and most importantly the why and how of how things actually work (or dont work) are challenged.
This is not a “product” aimed at being a part of a compulsory ongoing training system but more of a “jam session” between two very different clinicians, who after reading the research, have come from completely different angles to the same conclusions. Most importantly they have been able to amalgamate their clinical applications. Designed to be highly clinically relevant, research supported motion and exercise applications are presented, suitable for use the next working day in client populations ranging from persistent pain to athletic conditioning.
The two practical sessions which are included help to illustrate how both Antony and Robin work in a biopsychosocial model using motion and exercise to help the client achieve their goals.
Doing this course will not only stimulate you intellectually but give you practical ideas on how to help your clients immediately.
Antony Lo is a physiotherapist from Australia and runs The Physio Detective service. He earned his degree from the University of Sydney and has been in practice over 21 years (old enough to see old things come back as new things!). He completed his post-graduate masters in Manual Therapy (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) from the University of Western Australia and commenced his Specialisation training in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. He has been involved with treating CrossFit athletes for 7 years and has helped some of the world’s best CrossFitters at the highest levels through to beginners of all ages. He loves and participates in CrossFit and is a strong advocate for the sport. Through participation and through his work as a Physiotherapist at all levels of CrossFit, he has developed a model of treatment that utilises the best from Sports Science, Musculoskeletal/Sports Physiotherapy, Pain Science, and Women’s Health research to provide a realistic holistic model of care balancing the biopsychosocial model of healthcare. He is NOT an employee of CrossFit, he does not represent or work for them in any way and his views and opinions are entirely his own. He holds a CrossFit level 1 – Trainer Certificate and is a CrossFit Football Coach/Consultant (now CrossFit Sports Sepcific Application). Antony has a wife and 3 beautiful children in the best city in the world – Sydney, Australia!
Robin Kerr is an Australian trained physiotherapist with over 3 decades of clinical experience. As a clinician she has served the military plus owned 4 successful civilian private practices in Australia, Vanuatu and Hong Kong. Trained in biomechanics and gait lab running analysis, she also has extensive postgraduate training in low back, pelvic and lower limb issues.
Robin’s practice has morphed from elite sport to include pelvic floor matters and a persistent pain management focus. She continues to consult in the management of a stable of elite athletes including several world champions. Concurrently she enjoys working with incontinence, prolapse, pelvic pain and persistent pain populations in general.
An avid science reader and innovator, she has endeavoured to bring clinical application from the research base. She is also a Barefoot Training Specialist, Level 2 IOM coach and a Pilates instructor. Outside of work and along with her husband Mike, she hopes to breed and train a runner in The Melbourne Cup.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Challenge therapist and fitness professional’s biases and belief systems particularly in relation to entrenched posturo-biomechanical systems, e.g. manual therapy, core stability and systematized exercise prescription
- Highlight the lack of quality research evidence base for commonly used therapeutic interventions
- Illuminate the tendency of therapists and fitness professionals to form “Silos”, which possibly limits their therapy and exercise repertoire and outcomes
- Stimulate the ability of practitioners to challenge themselves rather than accept dogmatic treatment systems
- Gain the ability to quickly and easily retrain motion targeted at increasing movement repertoire and motion IQ via 3D motion and safe force/loading
- Gain the ability to quickly and easily progress a client through impact and loading exercises in a women's health context
This course is suitable for all health and fitness professionals and interested members of the public.