Functional Foundations – Portland

Join us @ University of Portland Chiles Center, to build or strengthen your Functional Foundation.

Rehab clinicians, students, strength coaches and personal trainers are welcome to attend.  This mixed lecture and participation based course is hosted by the UP athletics staff and organized by UWS R2P club.
For local info please contact:  matt @

Please come dressed and prepared to participate.

Date:  August  5, 2017
Time: Saturday: 8am-7pm
Location:  Chiles Center, University of Portland
Instructor: Jason Brown, DC, DACRB, FICC

The stronger and broader the foundation, the more stable the performance and the higher the peak.  This one day course will help attendees master the basics so they can serve those with significant injuries and rehab challenges; it will also help create a solid understanding that can be applied when working to help someone be the best of the best.  Across the spectrum, the principles remain the same.  We will discuss and demonstrate how the application changes.

Course Outline:
  • Functional model overview- the mixing of concepts including evidenced-based practice, the biopsychosocial model, manual and active care, and precision medicine.
  • Functional assessment: General and follow up assessments [train your eye and expand your toolbox]
  • Liebenson’s Clinical Audit Process [CAP]:  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]
  • The interplay between mobility and stability. When to choose which tool.
  • Core stabilization: stable frame with mobile ball and sockets.
    • Establishing the of base of support – the role of afferent information.
    • 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.

This course can serve as a primer or review for PS2AD and prepares one for the R2P cert.


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