Therapeutic Movement & Exercise – Vancouver 2022


Featuring Ben Cormack

This is not just another exercise course about sets and reps! It is about applying movement and exercise to people in pain. 

Exercise and movement are fantastic tools to help our patients but the complexity and uncertainty often present in clinical practice can make its application tough especially with painful problems! 

What’s the best exercise? Will my patients enjoy or even do it? What if I underload, overload, or even make them worse? What does the evidence say I should do? How do I communicate this with my patients?

Couple this with many of the current concepts in exercise & fitness simply not applying well to people in pain and this can be frustrating for therapists and patients alike.

The amount of information out there on this subject can be overwhelming, confusing and time-consuming to process and we need to learn how to cut through the noise quickly to get to what really matters to help our patients.

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Functional Therapeutic Movement

Functional therapeutic movement enables you to navigate this uncertain environment by guiding you in making sense of the evidence around exercise and its application, in a way that will practically apply to your patients in the clinic straight away

A Truly BioPsychoSocial Approach

There is simply no other course like Therapeutic Movement & Exercise. It’s not a region-specific course or basic exercise course.

It brings together Exercise, Pain, Movement, Psychology, & Pathology for a truly biopsychosocial approach

Day 1

Intro and key course concepts

Introduction to research. Key concepts & statistics

Pain & exercise. How does it help/not help?

What do you want exercise/movement to do? Clinical reasoning tool

Specific or non specific approach to exercise/movement?

Practical movement class - Creating a movement experience

Exercise dosing - the secret to success

Psychologically informed practice & clinical conversations

Day 2

Back pain

Understanding lower back pain

Serious (red flags), specific & non specific back pain. Whats the difference?

Back pain assessment workshop

Specific or non specific approach to exercise/movement?

Treatment - Advice & Education

Treatment - Exercise

Designing effective rehab programs for LBP

Learning Objectives

  1. To feel more comfortable understanding and navigating evidence-based practice through understanding study design and statistics
  2. Understand the specific evidence base around pain and exercise interventions
  3. Develop a comprehensive framework for applying exercise interventions in line with evidence & patient-focused care
  4. Better understand back pain epidemiology, diagnosis, and biopsychosocial factors
  5. Be better at treating back pain in an evidenced-based way primarily through active interventions & exercise principles

Your Instructor - Ben Cormack

Ben Cormack, PT

Ben Cormack set up Cor-Kinetic way back in 2011. Cor-Kinetic provides educational resources to help health professionals treat their patients better through a modern, evidence-based & active approach to injury & pain.

Cor-Kinetic takes a practical and low BS approach to education that looks to unclutter and demystify the often overly complicated world of rehab education. This is done in a learner-focused way that has evolved & adapted to the current global situation. 

Cor-Kinetic have run courses in over 25 countries globally, working with individual health care professionals, clinics, health services & hospitals, elite sports teams & pain services/organizations. 

Ben Cormack owns and runs Cor-Kinetic. He is a musculoskeletal therapist with a clinical background in sports therapy, rehabilitation, pain science & exercise stretching back over 15 years. He specializes in a movement & exercise-based approach with a strong education component and patient-centered focus.

Ben is a popular international presenter who has delivered conferences presentations and courses all over the world.

Therapeutic Movement & Exercise – Vancouver 2022


Oct 15-16, 2022
9:00- 5:00 (subject to change)
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada