Functional Rehabilitation

Delivered over one long weekend
Dr. Wilbour Kelsick

Funding for Fitness Professionals

Fitness Instructors who are members of REPS Ireland are eligible for 25% funding from Leisure Health Fitness Skillnet for CPD courses. For more information contact Leisure Health Fitness Skillnet.

Neuromuscular Therapy Course - LHF Skillnet and REPs

Functional Rehabilitation Exercising Techniques Workshop

How new concepts of Biotensegrity, fascia anatomy and science have changed the clinical prescription of exercising and rehabilitation techniques in managing myofascial dysfunction and pain.
Functional Rehabilitation Course

Workshop Details

The Functional Rehabilitation Exercising techniques workshop covers all relevant areas to ensure that you hit the ground running.

  • OVERVIEW
  • Many exercise programs are designed with outdated concepts about human gross anatomy and unknown knowledge of the body’s fascia architecture. The techniques and body posture used are usually because they are popular or always done that way. Hence many exercise routines do not demonstrate any functional basis for their effectiveness. Simply put, functional training is training that is specific to the body’s bio-movement that you are attempting to execute.

    Evidence has shown that many exercises do not target the true bio-movements of sporting activities in an effective and functional manner. In fact, this type of segmental training creates more myofascial imbalances and creates a platform in the body’s structure more suitable to injury and substandard performance.

    The concept of Global Functional Training (GFT) approach with proper posture to address the biotensegrity nature of body architecture is more effective and efficient. GTF prevents imbalances in the body milieu, decreases the environment for pre-disposition for injuries, improves the elastic integrity of the body tissues, and eventually enhances performance.

    It’s time to move away from “The One Size Fits All” cliché.

    DR. WILBOUR KELSICK specialises in elite athletic performance and rehabilitation, using applied functional anatomy.

    Dr. Kelsick received his BSc. in Kinesiology from SFU and his D.C. from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He is a Fellow and Vice President of the College of Chiropractic Sport Sciences (Canada), a Fellow of the College of Chiropractic Rehabilitative Sciences (Canada), and a faculty member in the Department of Graduate Studies at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

    Dr. Kelsick has written and published several articles, is a contributing author for a medical text, and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association (peer review journal).

    Dr. Kelsick holds post-graduate specialties in the field of sports injuries and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. He has worked as team doctor at the Olympic Games, World Championships and the Commonwealth Games and lectures both locally in Canada and internationally.

  • Objectives
  • This hands on workshop will address the clinical implication (effects on body’s structure) of non-functional exercise techniques for typical body’s strength and condition training programmes. The more functional biotensegral approach (alternative techniques and postures) to replace these conventional types of exercises routines will be highlighted and demonstrated. Practical application of Global Functional Training (GFT) TM to enhance general human movement, sports performance, injury prevention and rehabilitation will be demonstrated.

    The workshop will include:

    1. Presentation of clinical cases, which illustrates the effects of poor exercise techniques and posture on the body’s architecture<
    2. Demonstrations of alternative functional and efficient practical techniques with consideration on posture based fascia and biotensegrity concepts to present-day exercise routines used in basic exercise programs
    3. Making a case for Global Functional Training (GTF) concepts which is based on present knowledge of fascia anatomy and science and biotensegrity concept
    4. Discuss and demonstrate the concept of  “No sit” , “No bar”   types exercise methods for  upper extremity and  trunk
    5. The myth of CORE exercises will be explained
    6. Methods on how to substitute sit ups with global functional training in preventing low back injury and pelvic floor dysfunction
  • FEES
  • The standard fee of this workshop is €390.00.

    Graduates and students of the National Training Centre receive a 10% discount and ANMT Members receive a 25% discount off workshop fee.

Many exercise programs are designed with outdated concepts about human gross anatomy and unknown knowledge of the body’s fascia architecture. The techniques and body posture used are usually because they are popular or always done that way. Hence many exercise routines do not demonstrate any functional basis for their effectiveness. Simply put, functional training is training that is specific to the body’s bio-movement that you are attempting to execute.

Evidence has shown that many exercises do not target the true bio-movements of sporting activities in an effective and functional manner. In fact, this type of segmental training creates more myofascial imbalances and creates a platform in the body’s structure more suitable to injury and substandard performance.

The concept of Global Functional Training (GFT) approach with proper posture to address the biotensegrity nature of body architecture is more effective and efficient. GTF prevents imbalances in the body milieu, decreases the environment for pre-disposition for injuries, improves the elastic integrity of the body tissues, and eventually enhances performance.

It’s time to move away from “The One Size Fits All” cliché.

DR. WILBOUR KELSICK specialises in elite athletic performance and rehabilitation, using applied functional anatomy.

Dr. Kelsick received his BSc. in Kinesiology from SFU and his D.C. from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He is a Fellow and Vice President of the College of Chiropractic Sport Sciences (Canada), a Fellow of the College of Chiropractic Rehabilitative Sciences (Canada), and a faculty member in the Department of Graduate Studies at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

Dr. Kelsick has written and published several articles, is a contributing author for a medical text, and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association (peer review journal).

Dr. Kelsick holds post-graduate specialties in the field of sports injuries and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. He has worked as team doctor at the Olympic Games, World Championships and the Commonwealth Games and lectures both locally in Canada and internationally.

This hands on workshop will address the clinical implication (effects on body’s structure) of non-functional exercise techniques for typical body’s strength and condition training programmes. The more functional biotensegral approach (alternative techniques and postures) to replace these conventional types of exercises routines will be highlighted and demonstrated. Practical application of Global Functional Training (GFT) TM to enhance general human movement, sports performance, injury prevention and rehabilitation will be demonstrated.

The workshop will include:

  1. Presentation of clinical cases, which illustrates the effects of poor exercise techniques and posture on the body’s architecture<
  2. Demonstrations of alternative functional and efficient practical techniques with consideration on posture based fascia and biotensegrity concepts to present-day exercise routines used in basic exercise programs
  3. Making a case for Global Functional Training (GTF) concepts which is based on present knowledge of fascia anatomy and science and biotensegrity concept
  4. Discuss and demonstrate the concept of  “No sit” , “No bar”   types exercise methods for  upper extremity and  trunk
  5. The myth of CORE exercises will be explained
  6. Methods on how to substitute sit ups with global functional training in preventing low back injury and pelvic floor dysfunction

The standard fee of this workshop is €390.00.

Graduates and students of the National Training Centre receive a 10% discount and ANMT Members receive a 25% discount off workshop fee.

Schedule & Location

This weekend workshop is available in Dublin at the National Training Centre in Dublin’s city centre.
Dublin
Weekend Course
1 Weekend
Face To Face Learning
Date to be confirmed
NTC, Dublin

Booking Not Available

Our Functional Rehabilitation Presenter

This workshop is delivered acknowledged world expert, Dr. Wilbour Kelsick
Dr. Wilbour Kelsick

What our graduates say

The reviews and testimonials shown here are unsolicited and from NTC graduates.

Shane O'Neill
” Everything was so well structured “

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to John, all the staff and tutors for their support and guidance over the past months. You all made the educational experience of doing the Personal Trainer course a terrific one. I feel much more confident about getting out there and helping people to realise their goals. Your care and respect for the class was always evident, none more so than before and during exam time. As a pretty busy parent, I was a little unsure about when I’d get the time to study and practice but because everything was so well structured, it made life so much easier.

Shane O’Neill

Personal Training Graduate
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” I learned a lot in the last few months “

Thanks for everything. I feel like I learned a lot in the last few months and would like to thank the tutors for their patience. I will be back to do extra courses soon.

Natasha Duff

Personal Training Graduate
Brian McConville
” Thanks to the motivational teachers for their enthusiasm and support “

I really did enjoy it … thanks to the motivational teachers for their enthusiasm and support … also Karen and Greg in admin … always very helpful and obliging.

Brian McConville

Personal Training Graduate
Iva Ramini
” The best learning experience I have come across “

Thanks very much to all the tutors at NTC for all your help. You all made this course very enjoyable and I’m sure the whole group had as much fun as I did. This course was the best learning experience I have come across and I thank you for that.

Iva Ramini

Personal Training Graduate
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” I really found the course to be a very high standard “

Just to say thanks a lot for your excellent classes in both ETM and in particular Sports Nutrition. I really found the course to be a very high standard and the level of tuition very impressive.

John O’Carroll

Personal Training Graduate
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” Your professionalism and knowledge … shines through at all times “

A very big thank you for a wonderful course. You are all very special people in different ways. Your professionalism and knowledge delivered with love fun and passion shines through at all times. I will miss you all very much. Be that body !!

Karen Reynolds

Personal Training Graduate
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” The tutors are very knowledgeable, warm and welcoming “

The NTC is an excellent facility. The tutors are very knowledgeable, warm and welcoming and I always enjoy coming back here.

Orla Flynn

Personal Training Graduate
Richelle Daly
” I really am blown away by the standard of teaching on this course “

I really am blown away by the standard of teaching on this course, it is amazing… so organised.. so down to earth… so enthusiastic it is infectious. I am so lucky and so glad to be in a position to experience this. I just wanted to say and share… FANTASTIC! Thank you so much, Richelle

Richelle Daly

Personal Training Graduate
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” I simply can’t wait to come back “

Fantastic facility. I simply can’t wait to come back. The tutors are great and very high standards are expected and delivered to students.

Caroline Mallon

Personal Training Graduate
Toni Anderson
” We really had a great group and we’re all keeping in touch “

I really enjoyed my time at the NTC – we really had a great group and we’re all keeping in touch.

Toni Anderson

Personal Training Graduate
Ismail Sina
” I will definitely recommend this course to a friend or a family member “

Thank you to John Sharkey and all the NTC tutors. The Advanced European Neuromuscular Therapy course has been an eye-opener for me because of my background in Personal Training and Sports Massage. I have learnt unique ways of treating pain and have been applying these techniques to my existing clients.

In particular, a long-term client of mine with knee chronic pain, after few hours of treatment her knee pain has reduced by 80 percent.

Once again thank you to all NTC tutors this would not have been possible without you. It is a shame the course has come to an end but I also can’t wait to treat people with chronic pain and do a diploma in Neuromuscular Therapy. I will definitely recommend this course to a friend or a family member.

Ismail Sina

Neuromuscular Therapy Graduate
Rob Date
” The education you have given me is truly going to develop me as a practitioner “

Thanks once again for an inspiring and enlightening weekend (although my wife’s upper trapezius muscles may disagree!). Learnt loads and I am very excited about the future of my practice.

Although already incredibly busy I find treating people with pain much more interesting and fulfilling than a runner with a tweaked calf. The education you have given me is truly going to develop me as a practitioner in such a dramatic way.

Thanks, John. Sad the course is coming to an end but will thoroughly recommend to others and will look to do the Masters in the future.

Rob Date

Neuromuscular Therapy Graduate
” My experience at NTC was an enjoyable and positive one “

My experience at NTC was an enjoyable and positive one. This is where I realised my interest in Anatomy, Physiology and caring for people and is the main reason I’ve decided to go back to studying Nursing.

I met some fantastic people during my time at NTC and what I learned has played a huge part in me getting a place on Nursing studies.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff and tutors for guiding me to where I am now.

Eamonn Maher

Neuromuscular Therapy Graduate
” I really enjoyed the course and the highly engaged and motivated tutors “

I really enjoyed the course and the highly engaged and motivated tutors. I found the course very interesting and was fascinated by the individual components of NMT.

I would like to thank everybody involved for their highly valuable input, knowledge and support while studying.

Sabine Graef

Neuromuscular Therapy Graduate
Alan Devine
” Qualification that is recognised and accepted with high regard within the industry “

Can I pass on my sincerest gratitude to all the staff at NTC ? Once again you all have delivered another professional and enjoyable course that ensures a qualification that is recognised and accepted with high regard within the industry.

Alan Devine

Neuromuscular Therapy Graduate
Alan Devine
” You are a great team with wonderful tutors “

The good news is that I passed my Neuromuscular Therapy exams. I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to all the team in NTC for helping me in step one of a plan. You are a great team with wonderful tutors.

Liam Cotter

Neuromuscular Therapy Graduate
Alan Devine
” If it wasn’t for Larry I would have let my nerves get the best of me “

I have just sat my NMT exams and if it wasn’t for Larry, one of my tutors who helped me out, I would have let my nerves get the best of me. I also wish to thank the rest of the tutors and staff for all their help over the past 18 months.

Nicole Dunne

Neuromuscular Therapy Graduate
Alan Devine
” You will not be disappointed “

I have been in the Sports Massage and the treatment of occupational and sporting injuries profession for 26 years and have attended many courses to gain the necessary qualifications to give my very best to those in my care. I had read a book written by John Sharkey which was well written, extremely informative and an excellent reference source.

I subsequently had the pleasure of meeting John and went on to register for a Neuromuscular Therapy programme. It is an excellent course with lectures of the highest standard delivering essential information and first-rate techniques. Applying them in clinical practice I have seen very positive outcomes in patients of all ages. I highly recommend NTC for all therapists at any stage in their career. You will not be disappointed.

Steve Kirby

Neuromuscular Therapy Graduate
Alan Devine
” I had the privilege of treating Sir Chris Hoy of the GB cycling team “

In April 2012 I completed the Certificate level Neuromuscular Therapy course. Since I completed the course I have had massive success and progression. I had several private clients that I attained from advertising in the gym that I was working in, and also worked on a referral basis with physiotherapist David Gardiner owner of Physiotherapyworks in Naas Co.Kildare.

In August 2012 I moved to Perth, Australia where I have enjoyed even more success. I spent 8 months working at Subiaco Sports Massage and while working in this clinic I had the privilege of treating several Olympic athletes including Sir Chris Hoy of the GB cycling team and also Western Force rugby team of the super 15s competition.

I really enjoyed my time at the NTC – we really had a great group and we all keep in touch.

Colin Cassidy

Neuromuscular Therapy Graduate
Sam Keating
” It was the NTC course that helped me get there and I just wanted to thank you for that. “

I hope you’re well! I just wanted to check in with you to say that I hope you’re doing well. I took part in the NTC PT course in the spring semester of 2017 in Cork and wanted to provide you with an update on what’s happened since qualifying. I managed to find work experience and am now happy to announce that I was offered a job as a coach in a private service in Cork and have been enjoying the experience so much and learning a lot. It was the NTC course that helped me get there and I just wanted to thank you for that. If you ever need any former students to give a reference or advice to a class, let me know and I’d be happy to do so. Thanks again for everything.

Sam Keating

Personal Training Graduate
Jessica Barbosa Robles
” I’m very happy with what I got to learn with the NTC … it was totally worth it. “

Hi Michelle, I just wanted to share a recent experience and give a big thank you to you and the girls involve in group fitness class.

I went for an interview 2 days ago for a position that I really wanted to get at a gym club in London. As well as a one to one interview, it involved a group practical assessment where candidates needed to teach a class. I had prepared a circuit as my assessment but at the moment to teach my class I changed my mind and decided to teach a group fitness class to the beat. I got a called from the manager yesterday offering me the job, I was actually shocked because I didn’t expect it as I have no experience at all in the fitness industry. The manager said he was impressed with the class, he loved it that it was to the beat, how it was structured as well as the teaching points and everything, and despite the fact that there were candidates with far more experience, they were good but it’s easier to put a circuit together than doing an exercise to music class. I’m very happy with what I got to learn doing the course with the NTC and happy that investing money there was totally worth it.😃

Thank you all!!! ? Have a lovely day

Jessica Barbosa Robles

Personal Training Graduate

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