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Learn the latest evidence-based approaches to musculoskeletal care.

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Approved for 18.0 CCUs by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy

And recognized/approved for PT/PTA CEUs in 38 additional states. See FAQ section.

Approved for 18.0 category A BOCATC CEUs

Enhance your musculoskeletal knowledge and apply it to treating barbell athletes through an evidence-based biopsychosocial lens.

tpta logo
Approved for 18.0 CCUs by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy

And recognized for PT/PTA CEUs in 36 additional states. See FAQ section.

Approved for 18.0 category A BOCATC CEUs

Enhance your musculoskeletal care knowledge and apply it to treating barbell athletes through an evidence-based biopsychosocial lens.
What's Included

133 Videos

Totaling 18 hours of content. Watch at your own pace. Start and stop whenever you want.

Watch on any device

With an easy user interface for mobile, desktop, or tablet. Lifetime access.

A Follow Along PDF Manual

To help solidify the concept and enhance your understanding

Earn a certificate of completion

Pass a quiz at the end of each module and get CEUs!

"It's everything I wish I would have learned in PT school, all in one online course!"


How the idea was born...

In April 2021, we taught our first Barbell Rehab Method Certification live course in State College, PA. Since then, we've taught over 150 of these courses all across the world and continue to teach ~50 a year as well!

 One hallmark of this course that we really take pride in is the diversity in the room. We truly believe that getting personal trainers, strength coaches, athletic trainers, and physical therapists all together, in the same room, is paramount in order to maximize client outcomes? Why? Because, for once, we can get everyone on the same page. We KNOW that interdisciplinary care and communication is paramount to client success and we are now seeing that happen in real time via feedback from our students.

While we continue to see massive success from the students of our live course, a lot of the clinicians who have gone through it have reached out to us asking "What's our next step?" This online course is the next step. 

Are you a clinician who feels comfortable coaching the barbell lifts but wants that next level deeper insight to help maximize your patient outcomes? This is for you.


Course Content

Feel More Confident Treating Barbell Athletes

Remember sitting through school learning about neck, back, shoulder, and hip pain and wondering how do I apply this knowledge to lifters?

That's what we want to help you do in this online course. We've arranged this in a way where, in the beginning, each module is broken up by body part. Think of it like school, but without all of the fluff and outdated evidence and old treatment strategies. Our instructors prepared these lectures based on the latest evidence (not what was "right" 10-20 years ago!)

By splitting the course up by body part, we then utilize case studies to show you how to comprehensively apply it to a barbell athlete. With this approach, you'll be able to answer questions like:

  1. What things should you focus on during the initial evaluation of a barbell athlete?
  2. How do you help a patient with cervical radiculopathy bench press, overhead press, and squat pain-free?
  3. How do you help a patient with acute low back pain and radiculopathy safely return to squats and deadlifts?
  4. How do you reintegrate the squat and deadlift for someone who is post-op ACL?
  5. What does the squat, deadlift, overhead press, and bench press prescription look like for someone dealing with rotator-cuff related shoulder pain?

Meet Your Instructors

Dr. Ben Geierman


Dr. Ben Geierman graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Chatham University in 2019 and a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Exercise Science from Grand Valley State University in 2017, holding his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification since 2017. Known by his peers as a passionate “pain nerd," he specializes in persistent spine and extremity pain, guiding individuals back to their valued activities. Dr. Ben will be your instructor for Modules 1-5, covering the topics of evaluation, low back, neck, and shoulder pain.

Dr. Miles Nicholas


Dr. Miles Nicholas graduated from Northeastern University in 2019, earning both his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Bachelor of Science (BS) in Rehabilitation Science. He specializes in working with overhead athletes, field/court sport athletes, and fitness enthusiasts. Miles is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and integrates strength and conditioning principles into his rehabilitation approach. He prioritizes education, activity modification, and goal-directed exercise to help clients achieve meaningful goals. Dr. Miles will be your instructor for Modules 6-8, covering the topics of tendinopathy, FAI, and ACL injuries. 

Who is This Course For?
This course is for healthcare professionals who want to gain a deeper understanding of evaluating and treating barbell athletes.

This includes Physical Therapists, PT Assistants, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, Athletic Trainers, etc. Personal trainers and strength coaches are welcome to take this course as well, but a strong background in medical/healthcare terminology and rehabilitation principles is recommended.

We do NOT teach how to perform the squat, deadlift, bench press, or overhead press in this course. Participants should already have a basic understanding of how to coach these lifts prior to signing up for this course.

If you want to learn the biomechanics and how to coach the barbell lifts, please sign up for a live Barbell Rehab Method Certification course prior to signing up for this course.

Take a Look Inside

Love it or Get Your Money Back

We KNOW this course will improve your skill set as a fitness professional. If, for any reason, you're unsatisfied with it, we will give you your money back. No questions asked. We are here to help YOU!

Course Bonuses

Private Facebook Group

The Barbell Rehab Academy

By signing up for this course, you will be granted access to our private Barbell Rehab Academy Facebook Group!

Here, you can interact with others who have taken this course (both the live and online variations), and ask Dr. Miles and Dr. Ben questions about the content.

Bonus Lectures

For those who want an even deeper dive into the material

At Barbell Rehab, our goal is always to overdeliver. In the process of creating this course, we got really excited about all of the information we wanted to include, but inevitably...not everything can make the cut! Rather than omit our additional material, we decide to digitally pack it up and offer it as bonus lectures for those who really want that next level deep dive.

By enrolling in this course, you'll also get access to the following bonus lectures:

  • Advanced Pain Science Principles

  • Disc Considerations & Neurodynamics in Neck, Back, and Radicular Pain

  • Advanced Considerations for Shoulder Pathology and Expectations

Plyometric, Speed, and Acceleration Drills

54 exercise videos for FAI and ACL rehab

No course that includes FAI or ACL rehab would be complete without speed and agility drills...and that's exactly what you'll get with ours.

From lateral, acceleration, and top-speed progressions to plyometrics, hurdle step-overs, pre-running drills, and jumping progressions, we've supplemented Modules 7 and 8 with 54 demo exercise videos to help further deeper your understanding of these concepts!


Take this course at your own pace with no time limit for completion. Enjoy lifetime access!




Level up your musculoskeletal knowledge and become the go-to professional to treat barbell athletes!

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