Dr. Eyal Lederman

Dates: 26-27 Oct 2019  


CPD hours: 14  •  cost: £285 • deposit: £150  •  Registration 9:15, start 9:30 and finish 17:00 on both days

     - Most clinical stretching methods have little or no effect on range of movement (ROM) rehabilitation - find out why and how to resolve it
- Most spinal stiffness is due to stretch sensitivity not biomechanical restriction: learn to identify the differences and how to manage it
- There are many causes for ROM losses - biomechanical, neurological, sensitivity related and psychological - find out how to manage ROM loss in different clinical scenarios
- Learn how to design a patient and condition specific ROM-rehabilitation programme
- And much more...

Functional Stretching has been developed over 10 years by Prof Lederman to provide a solution to the limitations of traditional stretching approaches. It focuses on active restoration of ROM, using task-specific, functional movement patterns. This approach is informed by research in the areas of tissue adaptation, motor control, pain and cognitive-behavioural sciences.
Functional Stretching can be used to recover ROM losses in various musculoskeletal conditions including stiffness in chronic low back and neck complaints, post-injury rehabilitation, immobilisation, surgery, frozen shoulder and central nervous system damage. Part of the course will also examine the potential use of functional stretching in pain and stiffness alleviation and ROM-desensitisation.

  • Understanding the biomechanical, biological, neurological and psychological-behavioural processes associated with loss of movement range
  • Understanding the processes associated with long-term length adaptation and recovery of movement range
  • Ability to identify the indications for therapeutic stretching
  • Ability to identify and develop a function ROM-rehabilitation which is most suitable for your patients' conditions
  • Learning new functional stretching techniques to optimise therapeutic outcome in various musculoskeletal conditions
  • Understanding mechanisms in pain-sensitisation, ROM-sensitisation and the approaches that could promote alleviation and ROM-desensitisation
  • Be able to differentiate between biomechanical stiffness and stretch sensitivity
  • Learn new approaches that could help alleviate stretch sensitivity and ROM-sensitisation

All manual and physical therapists (osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage and sports therapists, etc.), trainers and coaches. Teachers of all exercise approaches, including Yoga, Pilates, martial arts, etc.

     Dr. Eyal Lederman has been practising osteopathy for over two decades. He completed his PhD in physiotherapy at King's College, where he researched the neurophysiology of manual therapy. He also researched and developed Harmonic Technique. He is involved in research examining the physiological effects of manual therapy and the development of Neuromuscular Re-abilitation. Prof. Lederman has been teaching manual therapy and the scientific basis of manual therapy in different schools in the UK and abroad. He has published articles in the area of manual therapy and is the author of the books "Harmonic Technique", "Fundamentals of Manual Therapy", "The Science and Practice of Manual Therapy", "Neuromuscular Rehabilitation in Manual and Physical Therapy" and "Therapeutic Stretching: Towards a Functional Approach".

The course will provide for OSTEOPATHIC PRACTICE STANDARDS CPD requirements in the following areas:

14 hours Learning with Others

OPS CPD RequirementsLearning include
Communication and patient partnershipListening, respecting patient's concerns and preferences, dignity and modesty, effective communication, providing information, consent, patient partnership.
Knowledge, skills and performance Having sufficient knowledge and skills, working within training and competence, keeping up to date, analysing and reflecting on information to enhance patient care.
Safety and quality in practicePatient evaluation, management, safeguarding, wider role in enhancing patients' health and wellbeing.