(Re)Defining the Core: The Key to Functional &
Corrective Exercise -
Physical Therapists, Massage Therapists Training
Functional Exercise Success: The Secret is in the
Clinicians understand that lasting pain relief and truly improved fitness depend
on core stability and peripheral mobility. But long-term results are elusive! It
is generally agreed that to have peripheral mobility, you must have core
stability. Functional exercise is any exercise which acknowledges this and
engages the body for this express purpose.
Participants in this experiential and hands-on workshop observe (or act as test
subjects!) as we use sEMG to explore the primary defensive bias governing the
Central Nervous System, the body's true Core. Once we have observed this bias,
which we'll call the "Twist," we discuss how it leads to the most common
functional problems. Rather than focusing on targeting areas for strength or
stability, participants learn to correct movement dysfunction by directing
appropriate exercise toward the CNS. These methods can be easily learned and
applied by athletic trainers and related health and fitness professionals,
massage therapists, physical and occupational therapists — anyone who uses
exercise as part or all of their program. Participants will leave this seminar
equipped with new knowledge and strategies to help move clients and patients
through the vital steps toward lasting function: improved balance, coordination,
and effortless posture.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• Describe how measurable (visible) pathologies
correspond with underlying muscle patterns.
• Explain the concept of learned motor patterns driving tissue adaptation
• Apply exercises which target the CNS to restore muscle inventory lost to
• Identify and correct defensive postural adaptation using a single integrated
• Demonstrate movement strategies which are immediately and favorably integrated
by the CNS, thus avoiding exercises which the body resists as "invasion."
What You Should Bring
• Yoga mat
• Participants should wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing or workout attire
(yoga/stretch type). This is a class where we learn and experiment with movement
and exercise. It is NOT strenuous!
Five years after a severe back injury in Canada
in 1980, DAVID LEMKE, LMP, NMT, sEMG Tech, went on to study as a massage
therapist. After 10 years of successfully treating thousands of pain sufferers
in Canada, he had a breakthrough when information from a kinesiological surface
electromyography (sEMG) evaluation led him to discover that single manipulation
freed a borderline frozen shoulder and eliminated nearly all the pain — and the
results lasted. Mr. Lemke eventually developed a unique model of functional
assessment using sEMG.
Since the 1990's, his treatment has been relied on by top performing athletes,
dancers and martial artists, those recovering from orthopedic surgeries, and
generally stressed individuals. As a passionate interest, Mr. Lemke has enjoyed
working with select special education teachers treating motor coordination
problems in children diagnosed with learning disabilities. He is a Certified
Dartfish Video Coach and uses slow motion video analysis of biomechanics in
athletics and rehabilitation. He has used kinesiological sEMG (computer aided
muscle analysis) in testing of exercise equipment, devices, and new treatment
procedures as well as trained hundreds of specialized massage therapists for
physical therapy and complementary healthcare clinics. Mr. Lemke was the primary
consultant to Champions Sports Medicine (Dr. P.Z. Pearce, Ironman Medical
Director, Spokane, WA) in the creation of their Biomechanics lab.
"This is a unique course. One could actually
build a practice around the techniques."
Brian McKeever, MPT, ATC
"Great course — with personal application for my own chronic muscle/joint
problems as well as a way to help my clients with a logical approach to their
problems. Thanks for your insights, knowledge, and humor."
Ronald Kibert, DC
"Thank you so much. I can?t wait to go to work tomorrow!"
Kim Mazik, PT
"The information presented in this workshop brings so much logic to addressing
muscle imbalance and dysfunction. I am looking forward to including it in my
practice. Thanks so much!"
Larry Thompson, MT
"Exquisite — you had to twist my arm to get me here, but it has been the best
seminar that I have been to in the 4 years since I graduated from PT school!"
Mark Fisher, PT
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Massage Therapists (including Neuromuscular and
Medical Massage Therapists)
• Physical Therapists
• Physical Therapist Assistants
• Occupational Therapists
• Occupational Therapy Assistants
• Exercise Physiologists
• Hand Therapists
• Athletic Trainers
• Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
CREDITS - CE Approvals
American College of Sports Medicine - The
American College of Sports Medicine?s Professional Education Committee certifies
that Cross Country Education meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved
Provider Status from (2013-December 31, 2016). Providership #650699.This
Continuing Education offering meets the criteria for 6 credit hours of ACSM
Continuing Education Credit.
The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. - Cross Country
Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is
offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement
of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA
Educational level Intermediate, Category 1: Domain of OT.
General Statement - This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing
education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards
and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of
completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, Physical Therapy Committee - This
meets the IN-PT approval under 844 IAC 6-8-5 Approved Organizations #9, please
contact IN Board or Association if you have questions
Kentucky Physical Therapy Association - This program has been submitted
to the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association for approval of 6 contact hours.
Board of Certification, Inc. - Cross Country Education is recognized by
the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified
Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved Provider # P3097 6 CEUs will be awarded.
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork - Cross
Country Education, LLC. is approved by the National Certification Board for
Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved
Provider. Provider #450123-06. This course is offered for 6 CE hours. 100%
attendance is required for a Certificate of Completion to be issued, no variable
credit is given.
NSCA Certification - This program is pending CEU approval by the NSCA
Certification for pre-approval of 0.6 CEUs.
Ohio Physical Therapy Association - This program has been submitted for 6
CEUs to the Ohio Physical Therapy Association for Physical Therapists and
Physical Therapy Assistants.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -