Module: co-ordination efficiency

Coordination efficiency to optimise movement retraining for
the low back & hip



This course is designed to help clinicians deliver targeted movement retraining to successfully manage each patient’s pain, pathology and compromised function of the low back and hip. It supports all clinicians’ desired outcomes for their patients through the identification and management of the movement impairment associated to their current low back or hip issue.

The course details a systemised route to employ movement as the intervention of choice with their patients to manage recurrence and support participation and long term movement health. Pain, pathology and compromised function are linked to mechanism of movement impairment. Kinetic Control contemporary neuroscience, biomechanics, physiology and skill acquisition principles to allow all clinicians to harness the power of movement within their practice to empower people to change mechanisms of recurrence.



The close relationship between the low back and hip during functional and performance tasks is widely acknowledged. Although the value of movement is increasingly recognised as a tool to manage low back and hip presentations the clinical picture can appear complex due to the number of different variables altering any individual’s movement patterns.

Because everyone moves differently, how do we decide which particular movement has the greatest influence on a patient’s low back or hip problem?

The main focus of this course is to give clinicians the tools and enhanced skillset to use targeted movement retraining to change the mechanisms of movement control impairments related to pain, pathology and compromised function of the low back and hip.

The clinical value of this approach is to allow the building blocks of movement patterns to be assessed and retrained so as to manage complex and multi-factorial presentations. Changing movement quality restores more optimal patterns of movement helping limit recurrence and supporting participation, performance and quality of life.

This course delivers a time efficient clinical framework that helps you change co-ordination strategies to optimise the health of your patient’s movement.

Key Features

  • Develops skills to successfully use clinical tools and a movement focussed framework to change the mechanisms of movement impairment associated to the low back and hip
  • Achieves better outcomes in respect of recurrence and long term health
  • Supplies a targeted movement retraining intervention allowing clinicians to be increasingly time efficient in addressing their patients’ impairments
  • Develops clinicians’ abilities to change the building blocks of more complex movement patterns
  • Supplies therapists with the clinical reasoning and skillset to manage the complexities of low back and hip presentations    


At the end of this course the participant should be able to:
  • Evaluate and diagnose movement and identify client specific movement impairments
  • Deliver targeted movement retraining to alter the key mechanisms associated to their patients’ low back and hip pain or dysfunction
  • Operate within a structured clinical reasoning framework to help patients achieve their outcomes
  • Apply practical interventions derived from contemporary research underpinning the principles of movement evaluation and retraining decision making


  • Explores the value of targeted movement retraining in managing complex and multi-factorial issues
  • Identifies patients’ specific movement impairments influence upon their function and symptoms at the low back and hip
  • Presents the importance of identifying and retraining movement control impairments to improve patients’ quality of life
  • Explores the relationship between altered movement quality, pain, pathology, compromised function and the presence of restrictions
  • Practical workshops to enhance movement assessment and retraining proficiency within clinical environments
  • Practical workshops to enhance movement assessment and retraining proficiency within clinical environments
  • Practically applies principles of co-ordination efficiency and coordinative variability to target mechanisms associated with patients’ movement impairments
  • The clinical presentation of movement control impairments of the low back and hip
  • Where next?
We will cover:
  • How to use movement control tests to identify movement impairments
  • Find out how to make a diagnosis of movement control impairments (site and direction)
  • You’ll also consider how these problems affect function and symptoms
  • At the end of the course you’ll be able to undertake movement control retraining to help optimise movement health
Help your patients move better, feel better and do more:
  • We will present the tools necessary to allow the full spectrum of disciplines within physiotherapy to evaluate and retrain movement within their practice.
  • The course offers therapists the ability to identify whether their patient’s current pain/dysfunction is linked to movement control impairments.
  • The course presents movement as the vehicle supplying choice in people’s life, for life; a perspective shifting the emphasis away from pain and pathology, placing movement and movement health at the centre of contemporary intervention strategies.

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.