Education Courses

Flexibility in Rehabilitation and Performance

About the course

Date: Sun. 6th October 2019. 9am – 5.30pm AEST

Location: Melbourne Athletic Development (418 Johnston Street, Abbotsford, VIC 3067)

Cost: $200 

The aims and intentions of this course are as follow:

  1. To learn a series of tools to enhance the clinicians’ ability to effectively assess range of movement, myofascial compliance and overall flexibility capacity

  2. To provide guidelines to safely and effectively utilise stretching protocols as a part of an integrated warm-up, for enhancing flexibility and for facilitating recovery

  3. How to determine if movement restrictions of non-symptomatic regions are contributing to a patients’ presenting condition 

  4. To introduce the connective tissue/fascial system in order to allow practitioners to have a more complete and clinical understanding of anatomy

Although theory will be discussed to justify clinical guidelines, there will be a strong focus on practical demonstrations to allow participants to experience the effect of the movements and patterns discussed in addition to develop the competency to apply them clinically.

Course Educator

Jack Williams currently works as a principal physiotherapist and strength and conditioning coach at Melbourne Athletic Development in Abbotsford. I also work in a teaching role at La Trobe University whilst dedicating much time to independently reviewing the literature surrounding flexibility and stretching.

After completing his physiotherapy studies, he commenced a three year yoga apprenticeship under the guidance of Duncan Ewing (Founder and Principle of Yoga Arts Academy). This provided him with an understanding of the interconnectedness of the myofascial system whilst providing a series of new tools that have greatly influenced his clinical approach. In order to understand the neurophysiological mechanisms underpinning the clinical effects he was observing with applying yoga modalities, he completed my Masters in Exercise Science. This greatly enhanced his knowledge of the scientific foundations which is a primary element to the clinical framework he uses.

This pathway has lead him to develop this course to share and educate health practitioners of the necessity of flexibility for treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and optimising health and performance.

Academic background

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy

  • Ghatastha Yoga apprenticeship (3 years under the guidance of Duncan Ewing, Founder and Principle of Yoga Arts Academy)

  • Masters of Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning)

  • Australian Strength and Conditioning Level 2 Coach

  • Australian Weightlifting Federation Level 2 Coach

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