About Your Instructor
Dr. Michael Mash
PT, DPT, CSCS, SFMA, FMS, Cert. TMM
Hi, I'm Michael, founder of Barbell Rehab.
If you're a personal trainer or strength coach, you probably already know how important strength training is for clients who've had an orthopedic surgery.
Due to continually declining reimbursement rates, these folks are often discharged from physiotherapy with much less pain, but continued limitations in strength, mobility, and function.
Do you know what that means? They often seek out a fitness professional to help them the rest of the way. This is where YOU can serve a pivotal role in changing their lives!
The principles in this course are designed to teach you how to work with clients who've had surgery, have been discharged from physiotherapy, and are now seeking strength training services at least 8 weeks after their operation. From total hip replacements, to rotator cuff repairs, or spinal fusions, learn how to EMPOWER your clients to help them live stronger and healthier lives!
About the Course
Watch from Home
5 hours of video content. At your own pace. Start and stop whenever you want.
On any device
With an easy user interface for mobile, desktop, or tablet. Lifetime access.
Right on this website
No third-party websites or apps needed. English subtitles available on all videos.
Earn a certificate of completion
Pass 5, 5 question multiple choice quizzes and get CEUs!
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Private Facebook Group Access
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. Michael questions about the content.
What We Cover
Module 1 (45 min)
Introduction to Surgeries and Programming Principles
In this module, the participant will learn why strength training is not only safe after orthopedic surgeries, but necessary in order to maximize function and quality of life. We go through an overview of the foundational movement patterns and their regressions in order to prepare the student for the framework of exercise application for different surgeries.
Module 2 (90 min)
Common Lower Extremity Surgeries
In this module, we cover some of the more common lower extremity surgeries including meniscectomies, meniscus repairs, ACL repairs, total knee/hip replacements, knee articular cartilage defects, and hip labral issues.
Module 3 (35 min)
Lower Extremity Exercise Prescription
After learning about the various lower extremity surgeries and the rationale behind exercise prescription for them, the participant will now see video demonstrations of all of the different exercises and modifications used.
Module 4 (50 min)
In this module, the participant will learn about various spinal surgeries including laminectomies, microdiscectomies, and fusions and how to implement an effective strength program for clients that have had these after finishing physiotherapy.
Module 5 (80 min)
This module is also a combination of lecture and demonstration, and will teach the participant about common shoulder surgeries and how to safely implement strengthening work after them. Topics covered include rotator cuff repairs, SLAP and Bankart repairs, and shoulder replacements.
What Others are Saying
Jason O'Connor, DPT, CSCS
"In our facility, we rehab and train a wide range of patients and clients including those who have experienced a variety of post-operative procedures. Dr. Mash's new course provides a comprehensive overview of post-operative considerations that are vital in the preservation of function and optimizing performance for both patients and clients. Dr. Mash provides a distilled and easily digestible approach in addressing these considerations. This course is a MUST for those looking to learn how to strength train clients after an orthopedic surgery. 5-star"
Joe Camoratto, DPT, CF-L1
"Deciding on what direction to go in right after a client gets out of surgery can be frightening. With precautions from the surgeon and deconditioning that occurs after recovering at a lower intensity, having a resource like this post-surgical course was really helpful in knowing the basics about where to turn for common surgeries. I am feeling much more confident in my ability to program for strength athletes once they are ready to enter into the return to sport phase of exercise."
Matt Casturo, CSCS
"Strength Training the Post-Operative Client provides a framework for making connections between the pathology of surgeries and practical exercise prescription decisions. The combination of lectures and demonstrations helps you understand the continuum from surgery and restoring basic motion all the way to progressing to high level strengthening activities. Dr. Mash provides great examples of how to implement effective strength programs for clients after finishing physiotherapy. This course would be beneficial for professionals who want to have the knowledge and understanding to help clients who have had orthopedic surgery return to an active lifestyle."
Bryan Niles, BS, CSCS
Connie Sciolino, CSCS
Bonnie Campbell, CF-L1
"I am a Fitness Professional and have found a niche training Older Adults (+60). I have taken MANY courses to get better at helping my clients stay functionally independent, fit and strong. As you can imagine, many of my folks have hip and knee replacements, back issues and shoulder issues. Your course covers it ALL. It has given me increased confidence in what I am already doing and lots of great practical information and strategies to add to my tool kit!!"
Troy Baxendell, DPT, COMT, HMS, CPT
"I liked Dr. Michael’s easy explanations and demonstrations of barbell techniques. He referenced research to drive home the point that one can indeed return to lifting weights after joint replacement and Orthopedic surgeries."
Take this course at your own pace with no time limit for completion. Enjoy lifetime access!
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