The Pearson Method Courses

Lower Body Course
Date: TBC

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Course Price: £440

Course Instructors

Heather Pearson MSc - Click for Biography

Jana Matouskova - Click for Biography

Course Outline

The Pearson Method Lower Body course is designed to identify weaknesses at the hip, knee and ankle particularly for those who are having muscular issues (fatigue, discomfort, pain) with weight training for the lower body: squats, deadlifts, back extensions, leg presses. Once weaknesses have been detected, specific activation techniques, stretches and strength rehabilitation exercises can then be prescribed progressing to particular rehab strength exercises in the gym.

You will learn anatomy for the lower body, range of motion tests, biomechanics tests, resisted muscle tests, strength rehabilitation exercises, the optimal treatments to help muscle growth and resolve injuries, activation techniques and advanced strength rehabilitation exercises. This includes current injuries, post-surgery, old/chronic injuries.

This course is designed for personal trainers, coaches, athletes and therapists to help resolve injuries with weight lifting, injury prevention and to increase lifts both under load and body-weight safely for competitive purposes - or just passion.

The course is both theory and hands-on so please bring comfortable clothing.

Course Schedule

Day 1 – 9.30am to 6pm

09.30 Registration and Introduction
10.00 What is a joint imbalance? Rehab vs gym strength
10.30 Understanding gym injuries and symptoms/red flags
11.00 Break
11.20 Anatomy of the lower back hips, knees and ankles
11.30 Testing for injuries
11.45 Range of motion tests
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Range of motion tests
14.15 Muscle testing: resisted tests
15.30 Break
15.50 Pearson Method tests
17.00 Pearson Method biomechanics and case study
17.30 Traffic lights

Day 2 – 9.30am to 6pm

09.30 Rehab exercises
11.00 Break
11.20 Activation Techniques and Stretching: beginner and advanced
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Gym rehab exercises
15.30 Break
15.50 Treatments for gym injuries
16.10 Supplements for injuries
17.15 Putting it all together
17.30 Traffic lights

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