The Sturdy Shoulder Seminar

The Birmingham Performance Symposium
A Two-Day Seminar with Eric Cressey and Nick Grantham

Date: Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March 2007


This seminar is appropriate for professionals working within the field of personal training and sport specific conditioning & injury treatment, rehabilitation & prevention.
• Sports Scientists
• Physiotherapists
• Osteopaths
• Chiropractors
• Sports Therapists
• Sports Rehabilitators
• Personal Trainers
• Final year under graduate students of the above groups
• Sports Coaches
• Recreational / competitive athletes

The first day will concentrate on the shoulder complex, examining common upper extremity dysfunctions. Examples of practical assessments and exercise programming to rehabilitate clients from injury will be discussed. Strategies that will help your clients avoid shoulder injuries in the first place and modify weight training exercises for those with injured shoulders will also be presented. During the second day the sessions will focus on how to programme for clients. Practical advice for working with beginners, intermediate and advanced trainees will be examined in depth. The final session will focus on one of the most important, yet most neglected aspects of training and rehabilitation, recovery. The fundamentals of recovery and regeneration will be reviewed and recovery strategies for optimal performance and rehabilitation will be discussed.

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: Lilleshall National Sports Centre
TF10 9AT

Fee: £100/person* prior to February 24th
£125/person* thereafter

*£10 discount for UKSCA members

The fee is inclusive of VAT and includes, handouts, refreshments and a CPD certificate.

Accomodation: Available on a first come first served basis, on site at Lilleshall National Sports Centre. Bookings can be made by contacting Mrs Lynn Irvine on 01952 603003 or via e-mail, quoting “The Sturdy Shoulder Seminar”.
Cost: £31 per person (bed and breakfast)


Day One

Registration – 09:00 – 09:30

Sessions One & Two - Eric Cressey – (9:30-10:30, 10:45-12:15)
The Sturdy Shoulder (Part I)
-Upper Extremity Functional Anatomy
-An Overview of Common Upper Extremity Dysfunctions
-Static and Dynamic Assessments

Lunch – 12:15 – 13:30

Sessions Three & Four - Eric Cressey - (13:30-3:00, 15:15-16:45)
The Sturdy Shoulder (Part II)
-Corrective Exercise Programming
-Programming Strategies to Avoid Shoulder Injuries in the First Place
-Weight-Training Modifications for Those with Injured Shoulders
-Troubleshooting Common Upper Extremity Resistance Training Exercises

 Day Two

Eric Cressey - (9:00-10:30, 10:45-12:15)
Programming for Performance
- What separates beginners from intermediates, intermediates from the advanced, and the advanced from the elite.
- Acute program variables, training frequency, metabolic conditioning, recovery protocols, and fluctuation of training stress
- Outline his multi-faceted approach to correcting imbalances without compromising the overall training effect.

Lunch – 12:15 – 13:30

Nick Grantham - (13:30-14:30, 14:45-16:00)
Recovery and Regeneration – Training Hard Without Falling Apart
-The Fundamentals of Recovery and Regeneration
-What is Fatigue
-Back to Basics: The Recovery Pyramid
-Recovery Strategies for Optimal Performance
-Choosing the appropriate recovery intervention

Eric Cressey and Nick Grantham – (16:00-16:45)
-Open Forum


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