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Epic Course: Optimal Loading in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (12 CPD)


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International leading research experts currently empower clinicians to develop a new mindset in orthopedic rehabilitation….

This entails a TOTAL paradigm shift from conventional general rehabilitation loading principals on tissues/ligament/tendon and CNS to specific individualized loading parameters. The course will focus on the optimal utilization of the different contractual properties on physiological and anatomical levels at different time frames in the rehabilitation process.


Optimal loading may be defined as the load applied to structures that maximizes physiological adaptation and improve physiological healing responses. This implies that various tissue types (ligament, bone, soft tissue etc.) respond different to certain loading regimes. If the above mentioned statement is true – Why then do we use the same rehabilitation principals in all rehabilitation strategies?

Achieving optimal loading is challenging, but should be driven by variables such as tissue type, pathological presentation and the required tissue adaptation for eventual activity. Specific loading goals may include increased tensile strength, collagen reorganization, increased muscle-tendon unit stiffness or neural reorganization. Manipulation of  rehabilitation loading variables can have profound effects on the nature, structure and function of the wider neuromusculoskeletal system. This could cause a chain effect into the rehabilitation duration and risk of re-injury.

Load specific guidelines will direct the practitioner in his/her day to day decision making  process to achieve medium to long term patient outcomes.

Course Audience

Biokineticist, Chiropractor, Physioterapist


To be Confirmed

Duration of Course

1.5 Days

CPD Points Earned

12 CPD

Lunch/Finger Foods Included


Booking Date

To be Confirmed

Theoretical Objectives:

1. Understand Optimal Loading within all its different facets
2. Optimal Loading for bone/soft tissue injuries/tendons & CNS
3. Pathological response to load
4. Optimal physiology responses to load
5. Optimal Loading through the lens of exercise dosages

Practical Objectives:

1. Optimal Loading for NMC and Strength Training adaptation
2. Optimal Loading for bone & tendons
3. Optimal Loading for tissue adaptation

Course participants should be able to return injured patients to activity/competition
within the best time frame while considering the re-injury risk factors.

THEME 1: Optimal Physiological adaptation vs Pathological adaptation
THEME 2: Optimal Loading conceptualized within a rehabilitation environment
THEME 3: Physiological consequences of over-and-under loading different tissue types
THEME 4: Understand the concept: “Load to withstand load”
THEME 5: Retrain the brain….
THEME 6: Practical, practical, practical!

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