A Biopsychosocial Approach to the Cervical Spine and Shoulder

Moving away from traditional or routine approaches to exercise prescription, this course offers an interactive, evidenced-based approach to painful conditions utilising real-life clients. This course will hone clinical decision making, and will incorporate the assessment of biological, psychological and social factors that may contribute to an individual’s experience of pain and function. Through inclusion of a cognitive behavioural approach to pain, this course examines holistic, client-centred and creative strategies to exercise prescription for improving outcomes. By providing a summary of the current research regarding cervical and shoulder pain and pain science, this course will give you the confidence to readily implement multimodal, evidence-based strategies to promote positive and empowering change for your clients. 

Presented by Brendan Mouatt & Luke Postlethwaite
Brendan has over 10 years of industry experience in the fitness industry. Initially, starting as a personal trainer he completed his undergraduate degree in exercise science, human movement and also in physical education. He completed his Masters of Exercise Physiology at Deakin University. He is a business director of The Biomechanics Health Management and works clinically in an AEP role. Brendan is also completing research at UniSA in the Body in Mind Group. He has a Diploma of Clinical Pilates, has been a Credentialed McKenzie spinal therapist and has taught in tertiary education over the past 5 years. He has a passion for the translation of research into meaningful clinical practice.

Luke is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and the founding director of The Biomechanics health clinic in Melbourne, Australia. Luke’s passion for making a positive shift in healthcare means he spends his energy coming up with powerful ideas and narratives for clinicians and business owners to take the latest research into clinical practice in both a meaningful and ethical way. Luke has been in sport performance, fitness and health care for over a decade with a variety of experience including; General population in all its complexity to AFL and WFL, National Cycling, Triathlon clubs, Dance schools and individual athletes.  In addition to pondering life’s meaning, Luke still practices 20hrs a week with a focus on complex cases, presents regularly in courses and conferences and consults with other health practices and owners to facilitate their success whilst they navigate their own challenges and leaving a positive influence in their wake.

Members:                                     $ 799.00                            

Perth: 2 – 3 February 2019
Melbourne: 27 – 28 April 2019
Cairns: 18 – 19 May 2019
Sydney: 21 - 22 September 2019
Darwin: 19 - 20 October 2019


Contact details
For more information or to enrol in the course, please contact the provider using the below details.

The Knowledge Exchange
Em: karina@tkex.org
Ph: 1300 920 520