LEVEL THREE
Advanced Movement Options

Level 3 courses and Seminars will enable you to explore in depth regions and topics for the movement therapist.

You have now developed a comprehensive under-standing of Kinetic Control.

The purpose of these courses is to focus on expert skill development to manage impairments and optimise movement. The aim is to expand your horizons of clinical competence, with patient focused care and clinical reasoning an integral element of the programme.

Level 3 Courses

Managing Movement:
Solutions for the SIJ and Pelvis (4 days)

During this intensive four day course we explore the complex links that the pelvis has on the low back and hip. By building a full understanding the pelvis’ function and the related movement impairments that can occur you will be able to integrate complete movement management of lumbo-pelvic movement disorders. This course details the evaluation of movement restrictions and the diagnosis and retraining of movement control impairments.

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Thoracic Spine & Ribs (2 days)

From your existing clinical experience, you will be aware that thoracic spine and rib disorders are frequently associated with impairments of trunk movement, static postures and respiratory function. Often, this can be difficult to evaluate and treat. This course demonstrates innovative techniques that will help you to evaluate movement impairments of the thorax and ribs. This two day course covers the evaluation and mobilisation of thoracic and rib disorders. We then go on to explore movement control strategies that you can implement in your practice.

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Managing Movement:
impairments of the lower leg (2 days)

This two day course concentrates on knee, shin, foot impairments and gait. You will develop a comprehensive understanding of movement control impairments and restrictions that impede normal function. You will gain the ability to evaluate and diagnose movement control impairments. We will then also explore a variety of approaches to mobilising relevant restrictions. This goes hand in hand with consolidating your understanding of movement control retraining, improving efficiency and ensuring you can achieve functional recovery for your patients.

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Managing movement:
Elbow, Forearm, wrist and hand (2 days)

It is widely acknowledged that symptoms produced from movement impairments in the elbow, forearm, wrist and hand, can led to consistent patterns of altered motor recruitment. Often these patterns present as aberrant recruitment synergies between the global stability and mobility muscles and motor control inhibition of local muscle function. During this two day course we’ll provide you with a complete solution for evaluating recruitment in the elbow, forearm and hand. You will also gain a greater understanding of the diagnosis of movement control impairments and develop a range of retraining options for helping your patients regain control.

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Clinical Judgement:
making the best clinical decisions (3 DAYS)

In the real world, by the time a patient has a chronic or recurrent pain disorder there can be multi-factorial competing issues for you to manage.

This course provides you with the relevant skills to make three diagnoses:

  • Movement Control Impairments – enabling you to identify the site and direction control impairments
  • Symptoms - allowing you to identify the various pain sensitive tissues
  • Pain mechanisms – giving you the confidence to identify combinations of mechanical nociceptive pain, central and peripheral neurogenic pain, along with the influence of behavioural and contextual factors

 In this situation, many people with chronic and recurrent pain often come to you with:

  • multiple sites and directions of uncontrolled movement
  • multiple pain sensitive tissues
  • more than one pain mechanism

This course will help you to prioritise your patients’ need better. We look at where to start and how to best manage these competing interests. You’ll also cover the treatment options and priorities are presented. At this stage in your development there is an emphasis on the management of multiple movement control impairments.

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Myofascial Trigger Points for
movement optimisation and pain (2 DAYS)

Chronic pain is now recognised as being an extremely complex multifactorial process. You may already be aware that myofascial trigger point therapy can be used in the management of peripheral neurogenic pain. However, during this course you will also discover how MTPs can also be used to optimise movement control therapies. Over the two days we’ll explore how MTP treatment can increase extensibility and decrease recruitment dominance within dysfunctional global mobility muscles. Following on from this position, you’ll go on to learn that Myofascial trigger point treatment can also be used to facilitate recruitment of inhibited and elongated global stability muscles.

From a more traditional perspective this course also presents the application of myofascial trigger point management within complex neurogenic pain presentations. This course is orientated to a ‘hands on’ practical application of myofascial trigger point management.

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Myofascial Trigger Points for movement optimisation and pain including Chinese therapy of “Jingjin" (3 DAYS)

Chronic pain is now recognised as being an extremely complex multifactorial process. Myofascial trigger point therapy can be used in the management of peripheral neurogenic pain. However, MTPs can also be used to optimise movement control therapies. MTP treatment can be used to increase extensibility and decrease recruitment dominance within dysfunctional global mobility muscles. Myofascial trigger point treatment is also used to facilitate recruitment of inhibited and elongated global stability muscles. From a more traditional perspective this course also presents the application of myofascial trigger point management within complex neurogenic pain presentations. This course is orientated to a ‘hands on’ practical application of myofascial trigger point management.

This course also introduces the application of integration of MTP treatment with the ancient Chinese therapy of "Jingjin" (sinew lines) for the upper quadrant and the lower quadrant.

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On completion of all Level 1, 2 and 4 courses from
Level 3 courses achieve Kinetic Control Level 3 Certification

Level 3 Seminars

1 - 2 DAY EVENTS WITH MARK COMERFORD AND SARAH MOTTRAM

Our Seminar Series includes the following:

  • Movement Solutions for Recurrent Hamstring injury - more
  • Movement Solutions for Cervico-Thoracic-Outlet Impairments  - more
  • Movement Solutions for Trochanteric and Lateral Hip Pain - more
  • Rotatory control of the lower quadrant
  • Scapula masterclass - more
  • Movement Quality Masterclass - more

Kinetic Control courses are designed for medical health professionals such as physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, podiatrists etc registered with the HPC. 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.

This course has both theortical and practical elements. Please come prepared for the practical work.