This flexible structure allows you to work towards accreditations within your own personal timeframe by building a bespoke learning programme. These modules include both theoretical and practical study to build on your current qualifications and deliver the strategies essential to change the movement efficiency in a range of environments.
Progress though our three pathways: Co-ordination Efficiency, Muscle Synergies and Masterclasses. By the end you will have the confidence and expertise to optimise movement efficiency and Movement Health.
Complete the pathways Co-ordination Efficiency, Muscles Synergies and a Masterclass to become certified as a Kinetic Control Movement Therapist.
First things first: we’re going to help you establish key skills evaluate the efficiency of movement control that will add a new dimension to your current practice.
Our ‘Co-ordination Efficiency’ modules put movement quality at the heart of the clinical assessment and retraining process. The courses are built around a clinic applicable model, connecting pain, pathology and compromised function to any individual patient’s presentation. Additionally, it is also reassuring to know the courses blend contemporary neuroscience, biomechanics, physiology and skill acquisition principles, a mix allowing a wide spectrum of clinicians to harness the power of movement within their practice.
These courses explore the fundamental building blocks of all complex movement patterns: co-ordination
Each 2-day module supplies clinicians with a systemised route to assess and retrain this component of movement
Provocative co-ordination patterns are identified, labelled and subsequently addressed
Clinicians’ skillsets of observation, cueing and clinical reasoning are developed alongside the acquisition of new tools
If movement is the intervention of choice, these modules offer a rigorous framework in which to expand your practice
If we are interested in the health of movement, one particular marker of its current state is the ability to organise the body’s multiple degrees of freedom in a desired fashion. More simply put, co-ordination informs on Movement Health. Often in the presence of pain, pathology and comprised function, co-ordination change, making movement 'less efficient'.
The systemised assessment of co-ordination offers a time efficient tool to identify which particular pattern is the pattern of provocation and risk, allowing highly specific, targeted retraining to be delivered. If long term Movement Health is the goal for our patients, targeting mechanisms rather than firefighting symptoms appears crucial. The clinical assessment and retraining of co-ordination therefore supplies a key tool to manage the complexities of sustained function.
By the end of this series of courses, you will have achieved
Kinetic Control Certification: Module Co-ordination.
Co-ordination Efficiency to Optimise Movement Retraining for the Low Back & Hip:
Co-ordination Efficiency to Optimise Movement Retraining for the Neck & Shoulder:
Multi-joint Synergies in Alignment & Co-ordination:
Muscle Synergists: the body’s agents of action are the ‘barometers’ of Movement Health.
Motor abundance offers a world of movement solutions to solve the challenges of function. This reflects the wealth of movement options available within the movement system. Possession of many muscles that may perform the same movement role allows for the formation of muscle synergies.
Yet, while these synergists may be momentarily united in task, they differ in many other ways; anatomically, biomechanically, and neuro-physiologically, synergists are discrete entities. Fatigue, presence of pain or pathology, history of injury or presence of restriction may influence the function of synergies and be a part of the movement puzzle.
Kinetic Control’s ‘Muscle Synergies’ modules supplies therapists with a both framework of management and the clinical tools of assessment and retraining to make sense of this complexity, addressing symptoms, compromised function and recurrence.
These three 2-day modules evaluate the efficiency of each patient’s current muscle recruitment strategies
When inefficiency is identified, specific synergists are targeted through retraining interventions
These skills of evaluation, reasoning, and retraining/cueing the patient are successfully achieved by the end of the course, ready for Monday morning
A muscle role classification system (Comerford & Mottram, 2012) is presented. This multi-factorial model is sensitive to the clear distinctions (anatomical, biomechanical, neuro-physiological) evident between synergists and their differential response to the presence of pain, pathology and fatigue
It can be clinically inferred there is a mismatch between task and synergistic strategy and retraining can then address what assessment has found
These ‘Muscle Synergies’ modules more successfully address recurrence, teaching patients to employ synergists efficiently. They offer clinical tools to assess and retrain recruitment strategies in the absence of a multi-measure battery of tests (such as EMG, ultrasound), honing understanding of how synergist’s roles differ, enhancing cueing, observation and teaching of movement for a wide patient group.
Harnessing this knowledge and learning how to read and influence these barometers of Movement Health clinically, ensures therapists use another tool at their disposal and every synergistic player in the team gets to play their best suited role.
Targeting Muscle Synergies to Optimise Movement Retraining for the Low Back & Hip:
Targeting Muscle Synergies to Optimise Movement Retraining for the Neck & Shoulder:
Beyond Global Movement Control for Pain & Recurrence:
This is the perfect opportunity to advance to a higher level. By this stage you’ll be exploring in depth regions and topics, putting movement into your clinical expertise. There is a comprehensive series of courses for you continue developing your understanding of Kinetic Control’s clinical reasoning process and movement system expertise: assessment, retraining and integration.
The aim is to expand your horizons of clinical competence, with patient focused care and building on the clinical reasoning framework is an integral element of the programme.
Managing Restrictions for Movement Efficiency & Movement Health (4 days):
NEW: The Taping Solution: Supporting, Enhancing and Accelerating Training Outcomes (2 days):
Managing Movement: Solutions for the SIJ & Pelvis (4 days):
Movement Control Solutions for the Thoracic Spine & Ribs (2 days):
Managing Movement: Impairments of the Lower Leg (2 days):
Clinical Judgement: Making the Best Clinical Decisions (3 days):
Taking Clinical Movement Excellence into New Directions (3 days):
Myofascial Trigger Points for Movement Optimisation & Pain (2 days):
Myofascial Trigger Points for Movement Optimisation & Pain Including Chinese Therapy of 'Jingjin' (3 days):
Managing Movement: Elbow, Forearm, Wrist & Hand (2 days):
Movement Solutions for Recurrent Hamstring Injury:
Movement Solutions for Trochanteric & Lateral Hip Pain:
Movement Solutions for Cervico-thoracic Outlet Impairments:
Kinetic Control courses are designed for registered medical health professionals such as physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, podiatrists etc. In exceptional circumstances experienced non-medical health professionals may be allowed to attend Kinetic Control courses but these participants MUST be able demonstrate that the course material is within their scope of practice and that they have appropriate professional liability insurance to cover them for their attendance at the course and the course content.
These courses have both theoretical and practical elements. Please come prepared for the practical work.