#Bridging the gap 

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AGENDA 2018:

Thirst4Function (UK) 2 DAYS COURSE @ UCLL Heverlee

24th & 25th november.


This course will equip you with practical biomechanical knowledge and up to date assessment, treatment and rehabilitation techniques enabling you to quickly and effectively get to the bottom of even the most challenging cases.

Thirst 4 Function Series is for Passionate and Highly Motivated Practitioners who are looking to update their knowledge of the function spine & pelvis  to more effectively and efficiently help their clients function to the best of their abilities. This course is very popular with Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Sports Rehabilitators, Sports Therapists, Personal Trainers, Pilates Teachers and other movement professionals who work with patients in their teens to the elderly, and from office workers to elite athletes.

Location: UCLL Hogeschool, Hertogstraat 178. 


  • Saturday: 9:00-16:00
  • Sunday:   10:00-16:00

*Food (lunch) & drinks, manual and T4F certification are included. 

Tickets:   €495 

Special discount:

Sign up with 2 colleagues and pay only: €395 pp.

Exactly what you will learn on the Functional Spine & Pelvis course:

Day 1 

- Principles vs protocols & pain vs health-focused practice
- 5 core principles of human function
- Analysis of a traditional spine and pelvis training & rehab vs a function-based approach
- ‘Client specificity' - why it's critical and how to apply into your practice
- Key biomechanical knowledge of lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine motion
- Textbook biomechanics VS real-life analysis
- ‘Task specificity' - why it's critical and how to apply it
- Where to START with the assessment of the spine & pelvis
- The myths of static posture and symmetry in spine & pelvis assessment
- Integrated & task-specific spine & pelvis assessment strategies
- Hands-on assessment of the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine

Day 2 

- Recap, Questions and Assessment Consolidation
- The organisation of movement in the nervous system
- How to leverage the elastic properties of tissues
- Muscle function - what we (and people smarter than us!) know and DON'T know
- The myth of strength testing for resolving movement dysfunction
- How and when to isolate (and why you never really can)
- Internal vs External cueing for changing movement patterns
- Conscious VS subconscious actions: what you need to know
- 7 tips for increasing patient compliance
- SAID principle and what it means for your homework programs
- The 'nitty gritty': position, direction, range, load, reps, sets, frequency, duration
- Longer term progression and planning




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