Resistance Training Rehabilitation (RTR) offers a range of Physiotherapy based Pilates and Strength & Conditioning workshops for health and fitness professionals looking to upgrade their exercise prescription skills.
Designed by APA Sports Physiotherapists, RTR workshops provide clinicians with the tools to effectively progress their patients and clients through an evidence guided rehabilitation program towards improved performance.
Physiotherapy based Pilates and Strength & Conditioning provide the foundation to most injury rehabilitation plans. RTR workshops assist clinicians develop their exercise prescription and program design skills.
We also provide clinics with bespoke workshops designed to meet the specific needs of your team.
With RTR guide your client from patient to athlete.
As I discussed in a previous post, squats can be tricky to teach to patients new to weight training. The combination of stiffening some joints while moving others can frustrate both patient and therapist. The key to teaching any movement is to create a seamless transition from part practice through to completing the full task. Having a few variations up your sleeve can make that learning process a lot smoother and less frustrating for everyone.
Patient have enjoyed Pilates and many clinics have been offering the service since the turn of the century. John Contreras, APA Sports Physiotherapist, investigates why it might be time to reassess the role of Pilates in physiotherapy.
This article I wrote was published in the Australian Physiotherapy Association SportsPhysio magazine, Issue 3, 2018, pg 10-12.
Squats can be one of the most frustrating exercises for both clinician and patient to take on. Despite the squat having a strong evidence base supporting its use across a range of musculoskeletal conditions, it is an exercise requiring complex coordination across several joints. As a result, learning efficient form can be a frustrating experience for both patient and clinician
One of the challenges of teaching Pilates to patients is keeping all of your clinical skills front of mind. These skills include concepts of pathophysiology, pain science, biomechanics, load management and the biopsychosocial model to name but a few. When guiding a patient through a Pilates session, remembering the multitude of exercises, variations and cues, it can be easy to forget why the patient was doing Pilates in the first place.
An easy progression from the isometric stance leg challenge of Scooter is a Reformer Lunge. By making the movement more dynamic we can easily increase the challenge to various variables, both in isolation or in combination.
Strength or resistance training involves much more than simply going to the gym a couple times a week. As health professionals, it is crucial we understand the scientific rationale and clinical application of exercise prescription in strength training to successfully guide our patients through their rehabilitation.