June 16-19th, 2016

St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney

This course examines the influence of the ‘dysfunctional thorax’  on the rest of the spine and it’s contribution to the development of various pain disorders. It helps you to understand why patients can present with multiple pain problems. These highly practical sessions explore the relationship between chronic and recurrent pain disorders, movement impairment and appropriate manual and exercise therapy.

  • Learn how cervico-thoracic and shoulder problems are related to axial spine biomechanics
  • Discover the Fundamental Patterns basic to functional and dysfunctional axial control,and how dysfunction affects postural movement patterns
  • Recognise ’core’ ‘control problems and their relationship to upper quadrant problems
  • Gain novel insights into solving shoulder problems
  • Design exercise programs by establishing sound foundations of control, and progressively increasing strength through healthy movement patterns
  • Examine the mismatch between the ‘abilities’ and  ‘needs’ required for safe participation in many current ‘fitness/exercise industry’ programmes;



This workshop is recognised by:


The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)  
– completion of each module allows  27 CEC’s per module


Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA) 
– completion of the  ‘Foundations of control':  Module 1 allows 6 CEC’s)


Australian Pilates Method Association (APMA)  
completion of the  ‘Foundations of Control': Module 1 allows 18 CEC’s

Course Information

PRESENTERJosephine Key

Neuro-musculo-skeletal Physiotherapist - Author

DATES AND TIMES: 16-19th June 2016
Thursday: 6pm - 8:30pm
Friday: 8:30am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 9am - 4pm

VENUE: Physiotherapy Department, St Vincent’s Public Hospital, 390 Victoria Street Darlinghurst, Sydney

COST: $950.00 per module.

Early bird rate: $900.00 if registered more than 1 month prior. Register for all 3 modules and save $300.

Registration includes all refreshments during the workshop plus course material and ongoing support via chat forums & webinars.

Course numbers are restricted to ensure optimal student to mentor ratios for learning

ENQUIRIES: Kerryn on 02 9326 1168 or email


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Module 1: Foundations of Control
Module 3: Masterclass


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