The Jordan Training Academy are delighted to announce that they are introducing 5 brand new courses which are designed to bridge the gap between medical and alternative healthcare intervention and the prevention of injury, by teaching healthcare and fitness professionals to identify, assess and train distinctive functional imbalances. The ‘Functional Rehabilitative Training’ courses have been designed with clients and patients in mind. 

Training Academy Manager Mark Laws explains “The emergence of ‘functional’ training within the health and fitness industry over the past few years has been immense, however it has also become a huge and fast-moving revelation in the medical and alternative healthcare fields”.

Treatment of biomechanical dysfunctions is mostly limited to a treatment room, whereby a client/patient is in situ…and where active movement is used, it is used to stretch or massage tight muscles, tendons or ligaments.

Tight structures such as muscles, tendons or ligaments are only one aspect of the imbalance involved within a dysfunction. There is also a strength and stability aspect that has to be considered. This can only be achieved using expert, professional knowledge of exercise prescription, which not every medical or alternative healthcare professional has.

Senior tutor, Ben Boulter, says ‘with all this considered, the ‘Functional Rehabilitative Training’ course has been developed - bridging the gap between medical knowledge and exercise expertise. These courses draw upon understanding from both professions to create a new generation of professionals focused on treating and preventing acute biomechanical pain and dysfunction with the use of exercise in conjunction with continuing professional manual care”.

There are 5 individual courses – each course consists of two days of theory/practical teaching and has its own individual assessment. The learner needs to complete each course in order as they are designed to follow on from one another.

The 5 courses are as follows:

1 – Posture & Muscular Control

2 – Core Stability & Torsional Control

3 – Motor Pattern Assessment

4 – Functional Gait Analysis

5 – Training Dysfunction & Imbalance

Essentially these courses are aimed at anyone within the healthcare and fitness industry wanting to specialise and better understand ‘function’. However, due to the detailed and advanced nature of the content of the course it is advisable for participants to have a reasonable foundation knowledge regarding anatomy and physiology. This course will be most suitable for Personal Trainers, Strength & Conditioning Coaches, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Sports Therapists and Medical Professionals.

The Jordan Training Academy will be running the first course ‘Posture & Muscular Control’ at the CYBEX International Headquarters in Coalville (Leicester) on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th April.

This two day course will earn you 16 CPD points through REPs.

To book a place or for more details email

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