CrossFit Specialty Course: Adaptive Athlete
CrossFit Specialty Course: Adaptive Athlete
The Adaptive Athlete Course is appropriate for any Coach or CrossFitter. The course is about fusing fitness AND health AND wellness so that the people who are in a position to do the most about people’s health – Coaches and the Athlete – are empowered to do so. In this course, Dr. Theresa Larson, DPT and her team provide the key assessment tools and joint by joint instructions to help you a) assess physical movement dysfunctions, b) determine appropriate adaptations or modifications, and c) accelerate healing. If you’ve ever had an injured or adaptive athlete (i.e. temporary or permanent injury), or want to help keep athletes’ movement dysfunctions from becoming more serious, this course is for you.
|08:15||Registration, High Fives & Fist Bumps, Donuts w/ Bacon (possibly)|
|09:00||Introduction, Goals, Key Terms|
|10:00||Adaptations and Injuries 101: Categories, Rules, and what Pain really is|
|11:00||Optimal Movement Standards – looking at CrossFit movements biomechanically|
|13:00||The Perfect Assessment Tool for the Box|
|14:00||Being able to work with ANY Athlete – rules of adapting and modifying|
|14:30||Joint 1 – The Ankle|
|15:30||Group Adapted WOD 1 and Review|
|16:30||Review of Day 1, Q&A|
|09:00||Joint 2 - The Knee|
|10:00||Joint 3 – The Hips/Pelvis|
|11:00||Joint 4 – The Spine|
|12:00||Group Adapted WOD 2 and Review|
|13:30||Joint 5 – The Shoulder|
|14:30||Joints 6 & 7 – The Elbow and Wrist|
|15:30||Programming for Injuries/Adaptations|
Coaches and Trainers are First Responders in the realm of health. Think about that for a moment. As a Coach/Trainer, you see Members several times a week and are the only ones that can pre-emptively respond to cues that lead to or manifest as injuries or other impairments. Just as importantly, the functional environment of the gym is where people with injuries and impairments need to be in order to get better, faster. You’re the ones who can best impact wellness AND recovery.
What to Bring
- Printed version of the registration receipt
- Government issued photo ID
- Seminar Guide (sent with course confirmation emails) with pen/pencil
- Standard mobility equipment: band, ball, peanut, hip circle bands (yellow, green, and blue)
- Suitable clothes for working out.
- Snacks and fluids, as well as a meal if you do not plan on going off-site during the lunch break.
- Participants are welcome to bring notebooks, tablets and laptops, and they may take pictures.
Can anyone attend?
- Hold a valid and current CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate (or higher); and
- Attend and participate in all parts of the Adaptive Athlete Course.
If you do not meet these requirements, you are issued a Certificate of Attendance.
Will Dr. T share her clinical experiences working with CrossFit athletes
Yes. Participants will learn how Dr. T evaluates an individual’s movements to uncover the root cause of dysfunctions, as well as how she adapts programming to help individuals recover faster and avoid pain/injury altogether. Dr. T will also share case studies on what dysfunctions impact what CrossFit movements.
What are the learning objectives at the Adaptive Athlete Course?
- To clarify the most common types of adaptations and injuries and how they specifically impact an athlete’s movement.
- To build confidence in your ability to coach and help an adaptive or injured athlete achieve optimal movement.
- Understand and practice the difference between scaling a movement and adapting a movement.
- To better understand the biomechanics of movement joint by joint and the anatomical impact of optimal movement patterns so you can better recognize abnormal movement patterns and how they manifest both inside and outside the gym.
- How to perform a movement assessment, how to recognize the source of abnormal movement, and how to determine if it is structural or functional (mobility, stability).
- Based on this improved recognition, how to apply appropriate adaptations or movement cues to help an adaptive or injured athlete move optimally.
- How to determine which athletes require more stability, mobility, or both and why.
- How to program for and integrate an adaptive or injured athlete in your community.
- How to determine which situations you can handle as a coach vs. those that require the help of a health professional, as well as how to best choose and integrate health professional(s) into your community.