ClinicalAthlete Weightlifting Certification

 Learn and lift with like-minded coaches & athletes. 

Learn and lift with like-minded coaches & athletes. 

Date of Event:

Sept 16th - 17th, 2017

Location:

OAKFIT

2318 Beatrice St, Dallas TX, 75208

Course Description

This two-day, intensive course will leave you with new tools to optimize movement, positioning, and performance for the Snatch and Clean & Jerk; as well as safely manage common weightlifting injuries.

Upon successful completion, attendees will earn the designation of Certified ClinicalAthlete Weightlifting Coach (CCWC), which entails:

  • Proficiency in understanding how to assess weightlifters and their movement
  • Optimizing weightlifting movement through corrective strategies
  • Being able to transition a client, athlete, or themselves through the spectrum of weightlifting from regressions, modifications, and variations to performance in Olympic-style weightlifting.

This course is appropriate for any clinicians who manage the physical rehabilitation of sports orthopedic injuries, those wishing to implement injury risk reduction programs to their athletic patient population and improve weightlifting performance. The ClinicalAthlete name ensures the material will be science-based.

Course Objectives:

  1. Define commonly used terms in regards to human movement theory and how they relate weightlifting and physical rehabilitation.
  2. Understand proposed mechanisms that govern human movement theory
  3. Understand how the weightlifting movements (snatch and clean & jerk) can be broken down to requisite parts and movement patterns for appropriate implementation into corrective programming and rehab intervention.
  4. To provide the professional with the tools and understanding of barbell movements, in order to appropriately manage patients who utilize the same in training or sport.
  5. To understand the role of the core and how it relates to trunk stability and postural control during corrective exercise prescription and higher level weightlifting integration.
  6. Learn, teach, and perform positioning drills in various developmental positions to teach a patient how to utilize their core and create trunk and spinal stability.
  7. To understand the utility and acknowledge limitations of movement screening to identify orthopedic dysfunction.
  8. Learn and utilize basic movement screening and assessment protocols in order to guide intervention, movement, and loading strategies.
  9. Understand proposed mechanisms of tissue loading and adaptation.
  10. Consider tissue-loading principles when prescribing appropriate loading & rehabilitation strategies.
  11. Create a framework with which to structure and prescribe corrective programming for various movement patterns and rehab scenarios.
  12. Practice coaching and performing regressions and progressions of various exercise strategies and weightlifting variations with constant discussion regarding relevance to practice and rehabilitation scenarios; and adherence to evidence-based principles of tissue adaptation.
  13. Be able to immediately apply these exercise strategies and principles to your athletes

Relevance of Objectives for the following professionals:

Physical Therapists

The course objectives align with the APTA’s vision statement, “Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.”  This course will discuss current, best evidence regarding tissue adaptation to training/rehab stimuli, injury risk reduction through workload management, and safe/appropriate exercise prescription - which is all a direct reflection of the APTA’s goal.  Through this course, we aim to improve our understanding of the integration of strength training higher-level barbell training into physical rehab for those athletes who use such modalities in sport. 

Chiropractors

The course objectives align with the American Chiropractic Association’s mission to “provide leadership in health care and a positive vision for the chiropractic profession and its natural approach to health and wellness.”  This course will discuss current, best evidence regarding tissue adaptation to training/rehab stimuli, injury risk reduction through workload management, and safe/appropriate exercise prescription - which is all a direct reflection of the ACA’s goal. Through this course, we aim to improve our understanding of the integration of strength training higher-level barbell training into physical rehab for those athletes who use such modalities in sport, in order for the Chiropractor to have a better understanding of the spectrum of physical rehab to athletic performance.

Athletic Trainers

The course objectives align with the National Athletic Trainer Association’s mission statement: “.....to represent, engage and foster the continued growth and development of the athletic training profession and athletic trainers as unique health care providers.” This course will discuss current, best evidence regarding tissue adaptation to training/rehab stimuli, injury risk reduction through workload management, and safe/appropriate exercise prescription with use of weighted implements - which is all a direct reflection of the NATA’s goal.  Through this course, we aim to improve our understanding of the integration of strength training higher-level barbell training into physical rehab for those athletes who use such modalities in training or sport, in an effort to improve patient outcomes for the Athletic Trainer. Athletic Trainers will be able to implement the knowledge gained in multiple domains including on-field and in-clinic.

Level of Content difficulty:

According to the education levels described by the PDC, the following continuing education course is considered to be Essential Level.

Watch this video for an inside peek into the CWC

CWC Course Schedule & Outline: 

Day 1: 9am-5pm** (6.5 contact hours) 

  • Movement Theory
    • Terms & Concepts Defined
    • Positional Breakdown of the Snatch and Clean & Jerk
    • Trunk Stability & Weightlifting Posture 
    • Foundational Drills
  • Movement Screening & Assessment For Weightlifters
    • The Pull and Split: Screen & Assessment
    • The Transition and Overhead: Screen & Assessment
    • The Squat: Screen & Assessment
      • Overhead Squat
      • Front Squat
      • Finding Your Squat Stance
  • Corrective Programming and Managing Injury for Weightlifters
    • Video Cases and Discussion

Includes case studies & hands-on labs + breakouts

**Time subject to change

 Receive hands-on coaching and feedback

Receive hands-on coaching and feedback

Day 2: 9am-5pm** (6.5 contact hours)

  • The Snatch
    • Detailed Breakdown, Coaching, & Corrective Programming For:
      • Starting Position
      • First Pull
      • Second Pull (finish)
      • Third Pull (turnover)
      • Receiving Position (overhead squat)
  • The Clean
    • Detailed Breakdown, Coaching, & Corrective Programming For:
      • Starting Position
      • First Pull
      • Second Pull (finish)
      • Third Pull (turnover)
      • Receiving Position (Front squat)
  • The Jerk:
    • Detailed Breakdown, Coaching, & Corrective Programming For:
      • Front Rack
      • Jerk Dip
      • Jerk Drive
      • Jerk Split
      • Overhead Mobility & Stability

Includes case studies & hands-on labs + breakouts

**Time subject to change

 Develop your coaching eye by analyzing your peers 

Develop your coaching eye by analyzing your peers 

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT:

  • Chiropractors: approval pending
  • Athletic Trainers: approval pending
  • Physical Therapists: approval pending

Course Instructor:

Quinn Henoch, PT, DPT

Quinn Henoch has a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis and is head of sports rehabilitation for JuggernautHQ in Orange County, CA. He is also a ClinicalAthlete Provider, which is a network of health care professionals who understand the performance-based needs of athletes. Quinn played football at the Div 1-AA level at Valparaiso University as a defensive back. Since 2011, he has trained exclusively for the sport of weightlifting, having competed in the 2014 American Open and posting qualifying totals for the 2015 National Championships, as a 77kg lifter. He has also competed in track and field, Crossfit, and powerlifting. Quinn played football at the Div 1-AA level at Valparaiso University as a defensive back.  He has also competed in track and field, Crossfit, and powerlifting.

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