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Pain-Free Movement Specialist Course Level 1

Fri June 21 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Pain-Free Movement Specialist Level 1 (Online and Live)

Create Profound change in those living with pain. Help people get back to doing what they love.

Chronic pain can be physically, mentally and emotionally crippling—and it’s not easy to remedy. People living with chronic pain suffer every day. Many turn to painkilling medications for short-term relief, but the pain never fully goes away—and the side effects are rarely worth it.

What’s Included:

  • Pain-free Management Specialist – Online Course (Earning CEUs by completing the online course)
  • Pain-free Management Specialist – One Day Live Course on June 21, 2024

Pre-requisite: Candidates must complete the Pain-free Movement Specialist Online course PRIOR to attending the live course.

There is a better way: Movement.

If you have ever wanted to help someone in pain but were not quite sure how, we are here to guide you through the process. With almost 3 decades of experience and evidence-based strategies, the PFMS is the only program of its kind.

This online curriculum has been specifically designed for those who understand that personal fulfillment comes from servicing those in need yet may not have the proper insights and tools to work with individuals in pain.

Level 1 has six modules, all of which are the foundation that the Pain-Free Movement Specialist (PFMS) stands on. With over 14 hours of video content, webinars, and PDF’s, The Pain-Free Program: A Proven Method to Relieve Back, Neck, Shoulder and Joint Pain – this online and live curriculum fully prepares you for the content associated with the Level 2 live event.

– Module 1: Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics: A Unified View
Traditional anatomy and biomechanics have looked at human movement primarily through an isolated frame of reference. More specifically, single muscles acting on a lever system to produce motion. In this module, both Anthony and Kevin will describe how understanding functional anatomy and whole-body biomechanics is essential for the movement and manual practitioner to comprehend, and the profound results this understanding can have with any client, patient or athlete.

– Module 2: The Sensory-Motor System
In an effort to simplify the understanding of human movement, traditional perspectives take stability and mobility and separate them into two completely independent entities. In actuality, stability and mobility never work in isolation. The nervous system is decidedly sophisticated and to comprehend how stability and mobility work together as an interdependent system, one must appreciate how the body gathers information, interprets it and then produces an appropriate response. This intricate process takes place via the sensory-motor system

– Module 3: Coaching Necessities
What does a successful corrective intervention look like to the client in pain and how can we understand and appreciate how they’ve defined it? A skilled practitioner recognizes how to promptly develop a working relationship with their clientele to understand and appreciate how pain has negatively impacted an individual’s thoughts, feelings and beliefs regarding their movement.Join Kevin Murray and international speaker Bobby Cappuccio as they share their expertise on the two domains of relationship; the intrapersonal affiliation we have with ourselves and the  nterpersonal relationship we must learn how to develop with our clients.

– Module 4: The Function First Approach and The Client in Pain
What is pain? What purpose does it serve? How is it the exact same situation can be painful for one person and not another? Here’s the truth: pain is highly complex. There is no “one size fits all” approach. And working with individuals in chronic pain demands a foundational understanding of the biological, psychological and social factors that influence and contribute to an individual’s pain experience.In this module, Anthony will explain pain from a three-dimensional science-based perspective, moving far beyond the traditional lens of muscles and meridians into a vastly more robust and comprehensive analysis.

– Module 5: The Function First Approach to Movement Assessments
Written within each of our clients are particular events and circumstances that have influenced their quality of movement and overall function. With the Function First Approach, the assessment process is fundamental to uncovering what is behind each individual’s unique movement profile. Because what’s “functional” is always specific to the individual, determining which corrective exercises are best suited for a client’s movement autonomy comes from the information gathered through the movement assessments. Come with Anthony as he maps the Function First Approach to movement assessments and lays the foundation to understanding and interpreting the results.

– Module 6: The Function First Approach to Programming Essentials
The Function First Approach is founded on the premise that true restoration and pain-free living lie in addressing the body as a whole. Yet, when it comes to exercise selection and program design, nothing should be left to chance. There must be an ultimate purpose and clear end in mind when selecting exercises and designing corrective programs.Ascending a client through their exercise program from the cognitive to autonomic phases of motor learning provides an optimal environment for clients to maximize their quality of movement. And being able to justify the biomechanical, neurological, physiological and psychological aspects of programming is what elevates a Pain-Free Movement Specialist into an elite category of movement expertise. Within this module, Anthony will expand on the science, principles and framework behind what makes the Function First Approach to corrective exercise programming so successful.


Fri June 21
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Optimum Performance Studio
1-2/F World Trust Tower, 50 Stanley Street Central, Hong Kong + Google Map
+852 2868 5170
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+852 2868 5170
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Anthony Carey
NASM (1.9) ACE (1.2)
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