PAIN-FREE PERFORMANCE
SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION

is coming to SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA!

June, 26th - 27th, 2021

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Earn your PPSC credential and master the most powerful injury prevention based theories, methods and modalities

Optimizing The 6 Foundational Movement Patterns

Real Time Movement Pattern Screening Protocols

Advanced Assessment of The Shoulder, Hip, Ankle and Lower Back

The 6-Phase Dynamic Warm Up Sequencing System

Soft Tissue, Self Myofascial Release and Stretching Drills

Mobility and Corrective Exercise Protocols

Postural Reeducation and Activation Drills

Central Nervous System Stimulation Strategies

Pain-Free Programming via Movement Pattern Pyramid System

Coaching and Cueing The Foundational Movement Patterns

Building Long Term Health Through Pain-Free Strength and Resilience

Growing your business in an optimal, sustainable & ethical manner

“PPSC is the cornerstone tool for the way we keep our clients healthy”

“After being introduced to the Pain-Free Performance System, I was able to finally battle back from a serious back injury I had for a decade. Not only did the system work to get me out of pain, but I also made serious progress improving strength and muscle mass with no nagging issues to this day. From there, Vigor Ground 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

“PPSC expanded my skill set to keep my clients healthier and progressing”

“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 and pain-free. The PPSC certification expanded my skill set to effectively do just that.”

Stefi Cohen

Owner of Hybrid Performance

"We were provided the tools with the focus on one thing - moving PAIN FREE!"

“My team and I had an awesome time attending the Pain-Free Performance Specialist Certification. It was a great seminar helping us further understand the importance of developing a more concrete dynamic warm up, an even greater systematic screening approach with emphasis on the 6 foundational movement patterns. We were also provided the tools for on-going assessing in both the group and individual setting – all with the focus on one thing: moving PAIN-FREE.

Tim Steel

Owner of Yorkfit

"PPSC has given me an excellent framework for assessing, creating and implementing!"

“Every client that comes to me has a muscular imbalance, previous injury, or poor movement mechanics. But their goal is often the same- get stronger without injuring or re-injury. The PPSC certification has given me an excellent framework for not only assessing those movement discrepancies but also creating and implementing a thoughtful and intelligent strength program. I feel more confident working with my people and that is invaluable. Thank you so much!”

Kali Stewart

Owner of Scend Fitness

Curriculum and FAQ's

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

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
11.2Differentiating Anterior vs. Posterior Hinge Approach
11.3 Screening Load Interaction’s Ability To Alter Pattern
11.4 Finding The Perfect Deadlift: The Standing Hinge Back Test
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

THE PAIN-FREE PERFORMANCE SPECIALIST COURSE IS APPROVED FOR:
✓ 15 (1.5) CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS THROUGH THE AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE (ACE)
✓ 16 (1.6) CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS THROUGH THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SPORTS MEDICINE (NASM)

Accredited certification agencies and allied health organizations have their own CEU/CEC reporting and approval policies. Contact those organizations directly to learn about their specific CEU/CEC approval processes.

Online multiple-choice exam will be accessible 24h after the course finishes. PPSC certificate will be accessible upon passing the exam.

COVID-19 Statement: The Pain-Free Performance Specialist Certificationwill be hosting the PPSC San Diego event in an approved format guided by the latest mandates, regulations and laws of the state of California. This will include social distancing, sanitation and safety guidelines in place. Questions? Contact PPSC Chief Operations Officer Clifton Harski at [email protected]
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

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