Exciting New Course!

The first course in a series of five that equips the personal trainer and exercise professional to assess, create exercise for, and effectively manage clients with diagnosed orthopedic disease.

Motor Control: Pathology, Assessment, and Improvement

Philosophical Basis, Research, and Methodology

This course will directly address the controversies surrounding unlicensed and non-medical providers (like personal trainers) working with individuals with diagnosed orthopedic disease in the exercise setting. The course will delve into the concepts of scope for practice, standard of care, and standard of practice and their relationship to the personal trainer.

A philosophical basis for exercise professionals will be presented to support the effective and ethical administration of exercise to clients affected by common orthopedic diseases.

A review of the research supporting the use of exercise in the management of common diseases will be shared.

There will be a focus on diagnosed orthopedic issues and the practical methods, strategies, and techniques for assessing and making decisions regarding exercise selection

Recommendations for when an exercise professional should refer to medical professional will be reviewed.

The Qualitative Analysis of client function will be introduced along with understanding the concepts of Allostasis and Hormesis.

You will learn to use of 5 Point Perceived Effort Scale (Research Application in Lyme Study) for both Aerobic Applications, Resistance Applications.

We will go right into the practical aspects of dealing with pathology of The Shoulder Joints and Rotator Cuff diagnoses as a precurser to the second weekend.


Here's what our colleagues are saying about previous MSC courses:

“Thank you for an unprecedented experience in the Manual Muscle Testing class.  Having the four instructors; Greg Mack, Charlie McMillin, Jacques Taylor, and Kevin Dunn, teaching together was fantastic.  Each instructor's knowledge overlapped while bringing individual strengths resulted in an intellectually fulfilling class." 

"There was something very different in this course that I have not seen in many others - while the instructors have knowledge that many students did not, there was an openness and equality between the two when differing points emerged.  And whether it ended with parties agreeing to disagree or one party recognizing a mistake, the class community remained positive.  It was a very safe environment, grounded in science and free of ego."

"Technically speaking, it was refreshing to take a tool so many of use daily and visit its history and separate what has been proven from what has been supposed.  It takes real strength to recognize and admit that we might know much less about (and in some cases be wrong) a tool we use.  And while that can result in uncertainty (and possibly frustration) it also allows for opportunity to make things better than they have ever been.  Every body worker should take these courses.  They will only enhance what you presently do.”

“The exercise education continuum can be complicated. Too often, the material is heavily biased with personal narratives, duplicated procedures and protocols, and often not properly sourced. The Manual Muscle Testing course by the Muscle System Consortia is by far the most deliberate, rational, and empirical program I have taken. The instructors created a format that allowed all students and instructors to be equal, no hierarchy of educators - but rather a consortia of students, studiers, and exercise scientists.”