Courses & Speaking Engagements 2020

“Sloptimal Loading”: Realistic ExRx in Rehabilitation

Virtual Course – Zoom based adaptation of Sloptimal Loading

February 6-7 (UK time zone) or 30-31(US time zones), 2021

Live courses cancelled due to COVID until further notice

Minneapolis, MN. May 2-3 at Laurus Athletic Rehab & Performance.

Portland, OR – May 30-31, 2020 at North Lake Physical Therapy

Portland, Maine – May 16-17, 2020

Melbourne, Australia – (Will be rescheduled due to current world health concerns) June 13-14, 2020 at The Strength & Rehab HQ

Arcadia, CA – October 3-4, 2020 at Elite Motion

University of South Florida (dates to be determined)

2019 Courses (completed)

“Sloptimal Loading”: Realistic ExRx in Rehabilitation

Raleigh, North Carolina. November 16-17 at Raleigh Orthopaedic Therapy Services

“Sloptimal Loading”: Realistic ExRx in Rehabilitation

Bozeman, Montana. March 30 – 31 at Build Performance & Rehabilitation

“Sloptimal Loading”: Realistic ExRx in Rehabilitation

San Diego, California. August 3-4, 2019 at FlowForce Rehab

“Sloptimal Loading”: Realistic ExRx in Rehabilitation

Boston, Massachusetts. September 7-8 at Boston PT & Wellness

This course meets the standards for 13 hours (1.3 CEU) of continuing education by most state physical therapy boards. Please contact your state board for details on their specific requirements.

The course is intended for Physical Therapists, Assistant Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers and students in these fields. 

The Science PT (BOC AP#: P3211) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 13 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Feel comfortable dealing with ExRx in a clincal setting for any level of individual ability 
  • Understand the role uncertainty plays in rehabilitation 
  • Understand and implement interventions based on the envelope of function, optimal load, and minimum effective dosage 
  • Prescribe exercise dosage based on specific tissue adaptation goals 
  • Explain and implement autoregulatory approaches 
  • Develop specialized exercises to achieve rehab goals
  • Understand an implement the training fundamentals of accommodation, continuity, individuality, progression, specificity, synergy, and variability
  • Critically apply concepts of dosage including load, volume of work, and rest periods
  • Develop a concise, efficient, and effective home exercise program
  • Progress, regress and lateralize exercises
  • Perform a patient needs analysis and program based upon it
  • Implement strategies to develop change of direction, rate of force development, and stretch shortening cycle 
  • Encourage patient independence and wellness


09:00 – 09:30Introduction to Uncertainty & Critical Thinking 
09:30 – 10:30 Rehabilitation Fundamentals & Exercise Prescription
10:30 – 10:45Break
10:45 – 11:45Coaching, Cuing, & Human Movement as a Dynamical System
11:45 – 12:30Coaching, Cuing, & Human Movement (Lab)
12:30 – 13:30Lunch (on your own)
13:30 – 14:45Asking the right questions: Testing & KPI’s (Lecture/Lab)
14:45 – 15:15Principles of Programming for Strength, RFD, and Hypertrophy
15:15 – 15:301… 2… 3… Break!
15:30 – 16:15Strength/RFD/Hypertrophy Training (Lecture/Breakout)
16:15 – 17:00Autoregulation & Q & A
Day 2
09:00 – 09:45Energy Systems & Training Principles (Lecture/Lab)
09:45 – 10:30Tissue Specific Programming: Tendon, Bone, Cartilage & Muscle
10:30 – 10:45Break
10:45 – 12:15Exercise Selection and Modification (Lecture/Breakout)
12:15 – 13:15Lunch (on your own)
13:15 – 14:45Programming: Strategies that Satisfice (Lecture/Lab)
14:45 – 15:30Plyometrics, Power & Change of Direction (Lecture/Breakout)
15:30 – 16:00Application of S&C Principles to Non Athletes