“Clinical” Strength 102: The Variables.

Welcome to Clinical Strength 102, the next chapter in your journey. If Clinical Strength 101 helped you brush up on what you might have missed, forgotten, or underappreciated from your formal education, then Clinical Strength 102 is where we dive deeper, outlining the precise parameters necessary for achieving the desired adaptations for your patients or athletes.

Now, brace yourself for a truth that might sting a bit, especially coming from an Athletic Trainer:

The EXERCISE itself is the least important part of the process.

In today’s world, where social media often serves as our first educational stop, the conversation invariably centers around THE EXERCISE. You’ve likely seen those attention-grabbing posts that promise quick fixes:

  • “You learned from the TOP Physical Therapist that doing these 2 exercises will built bulletproof shoulders.”
  • The 3BEST exercises to fix Hip Pain.
  • The ACL Tear Epidemic- These 3 Exercises WILL Help.
  • Incorporate these 4 Exercises into your routine to fix shoulder stability.
  • Got Bad Ankles? Fix them with these 3 moves!

While these posts may generate plenty of clicks, their true value often doesn’t extend any deeper than the “like” button. In reality, they reveal a lack of foundational understanding by the social media expert.

Clinical Strength 102, however, is your opportunity to cut through the clickbait and grand claims (three exercises to end the ACL epidemic, really?). This self-paced course breaks down the complexity into manageable sections, offering precise parameters for creating the specific physiological adaptations you seek in your athletes and patients.

Consider biceps hypertrophy as an example. There are countless exercises to choose from, and context plays a significant role in making the right choice. Yet, what’s not contextual are the physiological parameters that any exercise must meet to achieve the specific goal of biceps hypertrophy.

In Clinical Strength 102, we delve into the 4.5 specific physiological adaptations under the “STRENGTH” umbrella. Moreover, we provide you with exact parameters and focal areas to ensure you achieve the desired adaptations for your athletes and patients.

So, if you’re ready to move beyond the hype and truly understand the science behind clinical strength, join us in Clinical Strength 102. Together, we’ll elevate your expertise and transform your clinical approach. Let’s go beyond the exercise and dive into the essence of strength.

Course Information:

Estimated Time: 3.25 hours

Difficulty: Advanced, Essential

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CEU Requirements:

At the conclusion of the course – once you have completed the course work, passed the quiz and completed the exit assessment (YES, YOU HAVE TO DO ALL 3) you will receive 3.25 CEU’s.

Knowledge Gap:

In the realm of rehabilitation, it’s not uncommon to see a recurring pattern: three sets of ten reps or isometric holds lasting 30 seconds. Many clinicians grapple with addressing strength issues, not necessarily because they’ve chosen the wrong exercise (although that’s a common assumption) but because they’ve missed the critical step of pinpointing the exact adaptation they aim to achieve.

Once this fundamental piece of the puzzle is in place, the rest becomes surprisingly straightforward. The parameters needed for each adaptation are concrete and unwavering, regardless of the exercise or equipment chosen. However, the pivotal question that clinicians must answer right from the start is this: “Which adaptation are you pursuing?”

Course Objectives:

  • .Attendees will be able to both understand explain the exact modifiable variables required to achieve each of the 4.5 physiological adaptations that fall under the “Strength” umbrella.
  • Attendees will be able to clearly articulate and explain the specifics variable that are the most pertinent to each of the 4.5 physiological adaptations.
  • Attendees will be able to analyze a rehab treatment note and or workout plan and clearly identify what the desired adaptation is based on the modifiable variables – not the exercise.

Clinical Bottom Line:

In the realm of physiologic adaptations categorized as “Strength,” exercise surprisingly ranks as the least influential variable. This course takes a deeper dive into the realm of modifiable variables—those elements that can be intentionally manipulated to yield highly targeted results efficiently and effectively.

Here, we unravel the intricacies of these modifiable variables, empowering you to harness their potential for achieving precise outcomes. While exercise is undoubtedly a component, it’s just one piece of the puzzle. By understanding and skillfully leveraging the full spectrum of modifiable factors, you’ll be equipped to navigate the path toward your desired results with precision and confidence

Course Instructor

Brandon Hetzler Brandon Hetzler Author

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