Dr. Eyal Lederman

Dates: 10 March 2022 (Zoom 7-9pm) & 12 March 2022 F2F (practical) workshop (9:30-17:00 h)
Venue: LIEF HOUSE • 3 Sumpter Close • NW3 5HR


CPD hours: 10  •  cost: £145

In this workshop Dr Lederman will explore exercise prescription from a functional movement and process approach perspective. The aim is to provide a management which is personalised and condition-specific. The workshop is modelled on a functional approach in which the movement challenges are derived from the individual’s own movement repertoire found in daily activities and sports. A process approach is used to identify the dominant recovery processes associated with the patient’s complaint, and to match the exercises that support this process.

The workshop will look at the timescales for commencement of exercise after injury, surgery, and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. It will also explore how to challenge movement losses in the presence of pain; in particular, identifying when physical loading is safe and beneficial. The workshop will also discuss exercise prescription in relation to enhancing physical and sports performance.

A functional approach is different to traditional remedial exercise practices that are mostly derived from the fitness/strength and conditioning trends. These traditional approaches are often unsuitable and ineffective for individuals recovering from various musculoskeletal and pain conditions. Condition-specific management will be explored through a Process Approach. There are three primary processes underlying recovery from all musculoskeletal and pain conditions – repair, adaptation and modulation of symptoms. In the workshop the participants will learn how to support these processes with remedial activities/exercise.

In this workshop the participants will learn a current, science-informed, approach that can provide a therapeutic continuum between the clinical session and the patient’s environment. This approach will allow you to develop more effective remedial and self-care movement management that can be applied to a wide range of musculoskeletal and pain conditions. Overall, the workshop will provide you with knowledge to develop suitable movement / exercise and self-care plans to further assist the pace and success of your patients’ recovery.

  • All human physical activity is exercise
  • Learn to construct movement rehabilitation by using daily activities - the life gym – Exercise prescription without ‘exercise’
  • There are three dominant processes associated with recovery from all musculoskeletal and pain conditions – find out how to support them with physical activities
  • Learn to construct a personalised and condition-specific exercise management


  • Understand the tissue, neurological and psychological mechanisms associated with injury and pain
  • Understand how the neuromuscular and musculoskeletal systems adapt to physical challenges
  • Be able to match the most appropriate movement challenges to the patient's condition and particular needs
  • Be able to identify when exercise should commence following injury / surgery
  • Develop remedial exercise/management for acute and chronic conditions
  • Develop a recovery programme in the presence of pain
  • Develop short and long-term movement rehabilitation from day one after injury to return to functional
    activities and sports
  • Identify approaches that support/enhance human performance/sports
  • How to increase compliance and adherence to the recovery programme

    Dr. Eyal Lederman graduated from the British School of Osteopathy and has been in practice since 1986. He is the director of CPDO, an international centre providing continuing professional development for manual and physical therapists. Dr. Lederman completed his PhD at King's College, London, where he researched the neurophysiology of manual therapy. He also researched and developed Osteopathic Harmonic Technique, Osteopathic Functional Neuromuscular Rehabilitation and Osteopathic Functional Stretching. He has been an Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London (UCL), Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science UCL where has conducted research into functional movement rehabilitation. He has also been a visiting professor at Unitec, NZ.

    Apart from these activities, Dr. Lederman regularly teaches osteopathy and manual therapy to various groups and universities in the UK and abroad. He has published several articles in the area of manual and physical 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'. His latest book 'Functional Exercise Prescription: Supporting rehabilitation in Movement and Sport' is due to be published in March 2022.

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

    10 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.