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Pain to Performance: Strength Training Application for Clinicians and Coaches

This course is for clinicians and coaches who want to best take their clients from pain to performance within the gym setting. Hosted by Dan Godeassi and Jamie Smith from Evolve Sports Medicine and Melbourne Strength Culture, respectively.

After completing this course, you will better understand and how to apply the principles that underpin both rehabilitation and performance. A large emphasis will be on translating theory into practice so you can apply what has been taught immediately so you can get the best outcomes for your clients.

Learn to improve the program structure and exercise progressions within you and your clients/ patients rehab programs.

Learn our framework for exercise progressions/ regressions to ensure clients are being adequately challenged throughout their progress.

Undertake in-depth practical sessions to learn first hand what is needed to make strength training effective on the pain to performance continuum.

This course is 6.5 hours in length (45minute lunch break included), with 2.5 hours of practical sessions in the gym.

Course Details

Sunday July 3rd, 8.30am - 3.00pm

Melbourne Strength Culture: 5/445-453 Warrigal Road, Moorabbin.

Tickets limited to 20 people.


Course Outline

Principles of Programming (theory)

  • Specificity
  • Phase Potentiation
  • Load/Stress Management

Programming Variables (theory)

  • Sets, Reps, Load
  • RPE
  • Exercise Selection and Execution
  • Tempos
  • Rest Time

Understanding Proximity to Failure and RPE (practical)

  • 'Intensity' and it's value to both pain and performance progress.

Lunch Break (45 Minutes).

Movement Progression and Regression Framework (theory)

  • What are the key variables that make training easier/ harder?

Lower Body Movement Progressions (practical)

  • Squat progressions
  • Deadlifts progression
  • Single leg progressions

Upper Body Movement Progressions (practical)

  • Rowing progressionsPressing progressions
  • Reaching progressions
  • Constructing Successful Strength Programs (theory/ practical).


About the Presenters

Dan Godeassi, Physiotherapist

Owner and Head Physiotherapist of Evolve Sports Medicine.

I am a physiotherapist and strength and conditioning coach with a special interest in sports injuries, strength athletes and injury prevention. As well as working at Melbourne Strength Culture I also work as a physiotherapist for leading Australian powerlifting federations and the Sandringham Zebras Football Club (VFL).

I have had previous experience with numerous other sports including an internship at Stanford University working with their collegiate athletes of different disciplines. I particularly enjoy working with contact sports athletes and strength sports athletes such as powerlifters, weightlifters, strongman, CrossFit, fitness/figure and bodybuilding.

I like to keep up to date with the latest research in physiotherapy, strength and conditioning and exercise science such that I am equipped to give my patients the most effective rehab and quickest recovery from injury back to elite performance.

Jamie Smith, S+C and Powerlifting Coach.

Owner and Director of Melbourne Strength Culture.

I have 10 years experience working at the highest levels of human strength and performance in the gym setting. Having worked at VFL, AFL, MLB and national and with world record holding powerlifters, I have developed a system of coaching that allows my coaches and athletes to find success with performance outcomes across all spectrums of performance. Along with my S+C background, have always had a keen interest in rehabilitation and human movement.. had I not met Dan, I'd have probably gone on to study physiotherapy myself.

I see huge discrepancies in not only the understanding of scientific training principles within allied health and PTs/ coaches but also the personal practical experience required to best APPLY these principles in real time - this is what I aim to change with this course.



Should unforeseen circumstances occur, we reserve the right to postpone or cancel this event. In this case, we will offer attendees the option to transfer their payment to an alternate service/ offer or receive a full refund. No refunds will be provided with attendee cancellation occurring within 10 days of the event.