Toronto 2017 - TORC: Technique. Overload. Recovery. Consistency.
This truly unique course combines manual therapy with power lifting principles that will forever alter your therapeutic exercise prescription. Former Senior OrthoDiv Instructor Blaine Mackie will provide the knowledge and skills to effectively teach and rehabilitate any injured patient or performance athlete using concrete foundational strength movements. The majority of the course will be spent learning proper lifting techniques, including demonstrations and hands-on experience with bars, platforms and squat racks to practice proper squats, deadlifts, and accessory functional movements. Effective manual therapy treatment techniques to compliment the therapeutic exercises will also make up an important portion of the course. After this course, you will be able to analyze lifting and movement physics, confidently train power lifters, Crossfitters, and other high performance athletes, and safely deal with a variety of lumbar pathologies that may affect these individuals. These principles can be applied to any athlete but are also intended to help treat any patient with back pain issues. You do not need to be an experienced lifter to participate in the course, and there are no Orthopaedic Division Level requirements.