THE PAIN-FREE PERFORMANCE SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION

OCTOBER 26 – 27TH, 2019
AUSTIN, TEXAS
HOSTED BY FIT AUSTIN

TRAINING SHOULD NEVER INVOLVE PAIn

This 2-Day Pain-Free Performance Specialist Certification (PPSC)

is an integrated prevention based system for personal trainers, coaches and fitness professionals to optimize their client’s fitness and performance around the common presence of pain, dysfunction and injuries. In this 16-hour certification course, attendees will master some of the most powerful injury prevention base theories, methods and modalities to take instant action in the implementation of Dr. John Rusin’s Pain-Free Performance Training System, including:

  • Optimizing The 6 Foundational Movement Patterns
  • Advanced Assesment Of The Shoulder, Hip, Ankle And Lower Back
  • Soft Tissue, Self Myofascial Release And Stretching Drills
  • Postural Re-Education And Activation Drills
  • Pain-Free Programming Via Movement Pattern Pyramid System
  • Building Long Term Health Through Pain-Free Strength And Resilience
  • Real Time Movement Pattern Screening Protocols
  • The 6-Phase Dynamic Warm-Up Sequencing System
  • Mobility And Corrective Exercise Protocols
  • Central Nervous System Stimulation Strategies
  • Coaching And Cueing The Foundational Movement Patterns

At the completion of this course, attendees will earn the Pain-Free Performance Specialist Certification (PPSC) and become registered Pain-Free Performance Training System providers listed globally via DrJohnRusin.com. This credential represents the enhanced education to help optimize client management around the presence of pain and movement dysfunction. Through this course and certification process, attendees should acquire the tools to truly bridge the gap between performance and prevention, better helping clients unlock their pain-free potential.

At the end of this two-day certification course, each attendee should leave being able to confidently run the following systems and strategies to upgrade your client’s pain-free performance training management:

◉ Customize Movement Sequences To Eliminate Pain and Dysfunction
◉ Quickly Screen The 6 Foundational Movement Patterns
◉ Deep Dive Assessments For Movement Pattern Optimization
◉ Choose Perfect Exercise Variation For Each Movement Pattern
◉ Re-Systemize Your Client Management Around Pain and Dysfunction

Dr. John Rusin

Developed by injury prevention expert Dr. John Rusin, The Pain-Free Performance Specialist Certification is an integrated prevention based system for optimizing performance around the presence of pain and dysfunction.

Over the last decade, this system has been battle-tested and proven at the highest levels of professional and Olympic sport, as well as implemented with general fitness clientele. It is a game changing system in how to stay healthy while performing at a high level, and preventing injuries before they ever occur.

What PPSC Attendees are Saying…

“After being introduced to the Pain-Free Performance System 3-years ago, I was able to finally battle back from a serious back injury that I’d been struggling with for almost a decade. Not only did the system work to get me out of pain, but I also made some serious progress improving strength and muscle mass with no nagging issues to this day. From there, Vigor Ground Fitness has continued implementing this system with our coaches and clients which has become a cornerstone tool for way we keep our clients healthy and getting results.”

Luka Hocevar

Owner of Vigor Ground Fitness & Performance

“The Pain-Free Performance Training Certification does an amazing job at integrating the best of injury prevention with strength and conditioning. The course outlined the blueprint for pain-free management of clients in a clear and concise way, and something I was able to instantly implement with my athletes and clients. If you want to keep your clients performing their best, you better keep them healthy. This certification expanded my skill set to do just that.”

Stefi Cohen

20x World Record Holding Powerlifting Champion

2919 Manchaca Rd #200
Austin, TX 78704

The following is the exact curriculum that will be taught in this 16-hour certification course section by section including theory and practical sections. The Course will take place between 8AM and 5PM on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

DAY ONE: SATURDAY

Introduction To The 6-Phase Dynamic Warm Up Sequence:

1.1 Pain: The Biggest Problem Facing The Fitness Industry
1.2 Bridging The Gap Between Performance And Prevention
1.3 Prioritizing Health And Performance First To Optimize Performance
1.4 The Compounding Power Of Prehabilitation
1.5 The 6-Phase Dynamic Warm Up Sequence

Soft Tissue and Self Myofascial Release Techniques:

2.1 Breaking Down Mythical Misconceptions Of Foam Rolling
2.2 SMR Prescription For Pain-Free, Painful And Dysfunctional Movers
2.3 Oscillatory Soft Tissue Technique
2.4 Neurological Trigger Point Technique
2.5 Global SMR Techniques
2.6 Objectifying Results Based Soft Tissue Practice
2.7 Regional Focuses For Soft Tissue Work
2.8 PRACTICAL: Oscillatory Vs. Trigger Point Vs. Global

Bi-Phasic Stretching and Mobility Protocols

3.1 Not All Forms Of Stretching Are Created Equally
3.2 Debunking Dogmatic Stretching Theory
3.3 The Painful Side Of Stretching
3.4 Parameters Of Bi-Phasic Stretching Protocols
3.5 Regional Focuses For Stretching And Mobility
3.6 PRACTICAL: Alleviating The Terrible Triad Of Hip Tightness

Corrective Based Exercise Strategies

4.1 The Singular Goal For Prescribing A Corrective Exercise
4.2 The 3 S’s To Successfully Implementing Corrective Exercise
4.3 Common Linchpin Corrective Strategies
4.4 Taking Caution With Correctives
4.5 The Motor Control Gap
4.6 Focused Corrective Exercise Prescription
4.7 PRACTICAL: Correctives Damn Near Everyone Needs

Postural Activation Drills

5.1 A Functional Definition Of Activation
5.2 Where To Prioritize Postural Activation Strategies
5.3 Requisites Of Authentic Activation
5.4 Achieving Shoulder And Hip Centration
5.5 Proper Programming Of Activation Drills
5.6 PRACTICAL: The Cornerstones Of Stability And Activation

Foundational Movement Pattern Development

6.1 Matching Movements With Key Performance Indicators
6.2 The 6 Foundational Movement Patterns
6.3 Fine Tuning Foundations With Coaching Vs. Training
6.4 Grooving The Patterns With Proper Programming Prescriptions
6.5 PRACTICAL: Move Like A Human Before You Move Like An Athlete

Central Nervous System Stimulation Strategies

7.1 The Power Of The Central Nervous System
7.2 Two Main Mechanisms Of CNS Spiking
7.3 The Post Activation Potentiation Phenomenon
7.4 Superset CNS Stimulation Strategies
7.5 Programming CNS Stimulators
7.6 PRACTICAL: Jumps, Jacks, Plyos And More

General 6-Phase Dynamic Warm Up Programming

8.1 Warm Up Time Investment Specific To Needs
8.2 6-Phase Dynamic Warm Up Individualization Strategies
8.3 Parasympathetic Emphasized Programming
8.4 Corrective Emphasized Programming
8.5 Sympathetic Stimulation Emphasized Programming
8.6 How To Best Utilize The 6-Phase System
8.7 Plug And Play Strategies Via Screening And Assessment Data

DAY TWO: SUNDAY

Introduction To Optimizing The 6 Foundational Movement Patterns

9.1 Utilizing The 6-Phase Dynamic Warm Up Blueprint
9.2 The Importance Of Foundational Movement Patterning
9.3 What About Rotation As The 7 Th Movement Pattern?
9.4 Screening Vs. Assessment Protocols

The Squat Pattern

10.1 Placing Load Via The Top Down Squat Screen
10.2 Improving Stance Via The Bottom’s Up Squat Screen
10.3 Passive And Active Hip Range Of Motion Assessment
10.4 Finding The Perfect Squat: The Hip Quadrant Testing Protocol
10.5 Ankle Mobility Assessment And Correction
10.6 Correcting Squat Pattern Pain And Dysfunction
10.7 Pain-Free Squat Pattern Movement Variation Pyramid

The Hip Hinge Pattern

11.1 More Than The Active Straight Leg Raise
11.2 Differentiating Anterior Vs. Posterior Hinge Approach
11.3 Screening Load Interaction’s Ability To Alter Pattern
10.4 Finding The Perfect Squat: The Hip Quadrant Testing Protocol
11.5 Correcting Hip Hinge Pattern Pain And Dysfunction
11.6 Pain-Free Hip Hinge Pattern Movement Variation Pyramid

The Asymmetrical Single Leg Pattern

12.1 The 3 Levels Of “Single Leg” Training
12.2 Screening The Split Squat, Lunge And Single Leg RDL
12.3 Advanced Single Leg Assessment: Balance
12.4 Differentiating Ankle Vs. Hip Vs. Torso Stability Strategies
12.5 The Ultimate Motor Control Challenge: Forward To Reverse Lunge Combo
12.6 Correcting Single Leg Pattern Pain And Dysfunction
12.7 Pain-Free Single Leg Pattern Movement Variation Pyramid

The Upper Body Push Pattern

13.1 Screening The Functional Power Of The Push Up
13.2 Finding The Perfect Shoulder Position: The Shoulder Scour Test
13.3 Assessing The Shoulder Complex In The Overhead Position
13.4 Training Strategies For The Push Pattern
13.5 Correcting Push Pattern Pain And Dysfunction
13.6 Pain-Free Push Pattern Movement Pattern Variation Pyramid

The Upper Body Pull Pattern

14.1 Similarities And Differences In Push And Pull Patterns
14.2 Screening The Full Body Pull Pattern
14.3 Advanced Pull Pattern Assessment Via Vertical Plane Of Motion
14.4 Programming Pain-Free Shoulder Training Ratios
14.5 Correcting Pull Pattern Pain And Dysfunction
14.6 Pain-Free Pull Pattern Movement Pattern Variation Pyramid

The Locomotive Carry Pattern

15.1 The Simplest Non-Negotiable Screen For Locomotion
15.2 Loading The Locomotion Pattern
15.3 Established Performance Metrics Of Loaded Carries
15.4 The Synergistic Function Of The Pillar Complex
15.5 The 5 Keystone Developmental Positions
15.6 The Power Of Oblique Slings And Synergistic Spiral Effect
15.7 Correcting Carry Pattern Pain And Dysfunction
15.8 Pain-Free Carry Pattern Movement Pattern Variation Pyramid

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