Archives for July 2014

Accelerated Rehab 1 Philadelphia

Accelerated RehabMovement Assessment and Active Care Seminar with Jason Brown, DC

  • Rehab 2 Performance logo Skills Review

  • CERT Prep

  • Master the Fundamentals

  • Excel with Efficiency

Jason W. BrownHone your craft, improve your efficiency and clinical decision making, & prepare for the Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist Certification through the International Society of Clinical Rehab Specialists.


October 4-5, 2014

Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 9am-2pm

Fitness Together
115 W State St.
Media, PA 19063


What others have said about the course:

Thanks for a thought provoking weekend! – Jamie Robertson, PT


This course organized my thinking better than any other course I’ve attended.


I just wanted to personally thank you for your seminar.  It really gave me clarity on many of the rehabilitation principles, especially motor control using the planes. – Ian Ledger, DC


I would consider it one of the best courses I have attended to date. The application of everything that was gone over in the Accelerated Rehab course was straight forward and the workbook that accompanied the course has been a tool that I have not let leave my side as I work with patients and athletes in their training. – Erik Haroldson, DC

Part 1 Course Outline:

  • Functional model overview
  • Functional assessment:  Mag 7 and follow up assessments [train your eye and expand your toolbox]
  • Liebenson’s Clinical Audit Process  [CAP] (in detail with examples).  [How to use your assessment results to drive your exercise selection]
  • Discussion of how several models can fit together.  Combining the work of the Prague school (Janda & Lewit) & DNS, FMS & SFMA, McGill, Butler & Moseley to create synergy.  Find the strengths and limitations; harness the power and avoid the pitfalls. Including addition of current training theory and application for efficient, rapid results.
  • Sparing strategies & finding the functional range [avoid aggravation and encourage activity through the acute stages]
  • Mobilization (emphasis on thoracic, hip, ankle) [enhancing active ROM and proprioception through active mobility exercises]
  • Discussion of mobility and stability.  When to choose which tool.  Review of the CAP.
  • Core stabilization (creating an anchor, while maintaining mobility and the ball and socket joints).  Training the orchestra to play the right tune at the right time.  Then working to increase the volume and duration.  [create harmony of breathing and bracing, then add endurance and power.]
  • Motor control theory, motor learning, and cueing.  How to get your exercise selection to transfer into sport and ADLs. How to achieve retention so your progress lasts.

Part 2 then emphasizes extremity support and function.  Assessment and correction of the upper and lower quarters.

Summer Reading List

Every now and then I compile the books that I’ve recently read from around my house and bring them to the office for careful storage and future reference.  For those looking to add to their summer reading list, here’s some highlights that may be interesting. 

  1. The Brain That Changes Itself Norman Doidge, M.D.

    A great read.  Sharp examples of neuroplasticity and a quality discussion of the early discoveries combined with explanation of why it took so long to catch on.

  2. Predictably Irrational Dan Ariely

    Of similar topic: Also enjoyed How We Decide, Why We Make Mistakes, and the most research-anchored of them Thinking Fast & Slow.
    For those who are offering advice, prescribing self-care and wondering why some people make a quality decision and others don’t these books were insightful.

  3. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character Paul Tough

    One of many along the talent lines from Coyle’s Talent Code and Colvin’s Talent is Overrated.  This one took an interesting perspective, but perhaps is limited in its scope like so many in this category; the Sports Gene and The Rise of Superman offer a different perspective and are really enjoyable for anyone who’s read one or more of the above.

  4.  The Body Bears the Burden Robert Scaer, M.D.

    I found this one a bit slow to read, but the subject matter is worth digesting.

  5.  Talent Identification and Development in Sport   Edited by: Joseph Baker, Steve Cobley and Jorg Shorer

    Also Developing Sport Expertise

  6.  The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance David Epstein

    I opened this one expecting to disagree with some of its content, based on the title.  I was pleasantly surprised to find one of the most honest assessments of what we know, what we think, and what we don’t know on the topic of elite performance.  From the role of genetics, LTAD, and societal implications, it was truly a balanced offering on this subject.
    online review:  Mr. Epstein provides a careful and nuanced discussion of how nature, nurture and sports interact.  (I couldn’t have said it better.)

  7. The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance Steven Kotler

    Perhaps I started reading it just because it said Superman in the title, but this one was great.  It was a bit slow to read, but I think this was more due to my schedule than the writing style or content.  It unapologetically challenged many of the held beliefs from other talent and performance books, acknowledging that genes, parents, financial reward, etc do play a role in peak performance and accomplishment, but the fail to explain much of the explosion in alternative sports.  It offers a Flow perspective and uses this as a possible basis for these groundbreaking and barrier shattering performances.

  8.  Clinical Rehabilitation  Dr. Pavel Kolar

    An english version of a prior publication.  The book offered some unique information along with some general review of quality clinical rehabilitation.  It is short of a DNS laiden textbook that so many are in search of to fill in the gaps in our understanding, but it is a great resource.  Book preview…
    Also the DNS posters have been great communication tools for patients.

  9. Why Do I Hurt: A Patient Book about the Neuroscience of Pain Adriaan Louw PT, PhD, M.App.Sc

    Along the same lines as Explain Pain, but I’ve found this one to be more concise and approachable for patients than the abstractness of Explain Pain.  The straightforward wording and imagery has made this one a useful tool.  Thanks to BSMPG for introducing me to Louw’s work.

  10. Inner Fish  by Neil Shubin

    A unique look at the anatomy of evolution.