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Back to Roots Health Care Methods

Course Date

Start: 26th October 2019 @ 10:00am
End: 27th October 2019 @ 18:00pm

Course Location

AECC University College
13-15 Parkwood Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, England


Course Description

Back to Roots Health Care Methods. Creativity, BPS evidence based care, self management and clinical application of play.

Course Synopsis

The emergence of the BioPsychoSocial model of healthcare within Pain Management and Exercise rehabilitation has led to a wealth of information and literature being produced but very little in terms of how a healthcare practitioner actually implements this knowledge with their patients.  Consequently we have a generation of well intentioned and well informed rehabilitation specialists, but with lots of confusion as to how to actually implement up to date research into clinical practice.  Back to Roots aims to present a creative fully evidence informed model to support the clinician bring research to life with patients in ways that are both enjoyable and meaningful to the practitioner and the patient.  Back to Roots are renowned for their innovative, playful and patient centred approach to helping patients and communities, leading individuals from being in pain (sensitive) to beyond pain(robust) and achieving their meaningful end goals whilst being able to provide literature to support each intervention through every step of the process.  The individualised process of creating self-management with patients whilst maintaining a partnership (which increases self management adherence) is fully investigated in this fully interactive, fun filled CPD that aims to create a paradigm shift in healthcare.


Seminars Goals


  • Learn how to build an infinite library of options for BioPsychoSocial Exercise/Pain Rehabilitation and be able to support this with current research
  • Be able to create Robust patients (Physical and Mental) on a path to “self management” whilst understanding that the best way to achieve this is developing the partnership with YOU
  • Meshing Pain Science with Exercise Rehabilitation Adherence, not fearing this shift but embracing the creativity that this allows in clinical reasoning
  • Creating patient “buy in” to active care. How to achieve this difficult process
  • Learn how to build, progress or regress relevant lifestyle & movement programs based on your patient’s meaningful end goals, that you and your patients can self score, record and evaluate.
  • Understand the depth of PLAY – why it’s such a serious topic in Rehab
  • Fully understand when you need a “clock based” exercise rehabilitation schedule, and when you require a “cloud” based rehab program.
  • Have more fun in a CPD that you’ve ever thought possible. We live and breathe our philosophy


Monday morning you will be able to:

  • Create a full, detailed BioPsychoSocial rehabilitation program based around your patients end goals
  • Learn how to progress, regress and teach you patients’ to self manage this entire process, whilst maintaining a partnership with them throughout.
  • Understand the clinical reasoning for Play
  • Have an assessment process for Yellow Flags (Attitudes and Beliefs)
  • Learn how to sell a program for Active Care and create “Buy In”
  • Have a library of movement games, and playful options ready to roll out, yet be able to clinically reason all of them and have supportive evidence for the entire process.

Day 1

10:00    Teas/Coffees introductions/Icebreakers and Philosophy Introduction

10:20    Kahoot Interactive Neurophysiology of Pain Quiz and associated Discussion

10:40    Paul Self Management Overview Lecture (With Luke Break out relevance games)

11:40    Tea Break

12:00    Luke ECU Talk and relevant discussion.

12:30    Pain Science, Posture and Best Exercise Research Lecture (Can we beat Walking?)

13:30    Lunch Break for 1 Hour

14:30    Clinical Reasoning for Play?  Nature’s Answer to uncertainty – Why Play?  (Interspersed with Play games)

16:00    Coffee Break

16:20    Initial assessment questions. Red Flags & Yellow Flags (ABCEFGW)

17:00-18:00 Spinal Waves interactive series physical

Day 2


11:00    GST Joint Conditioning Practical (Robust end of spectrum) (Multiple Body Parts Ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, back, neck, wrists)

12:00    Tea Break

12:30    Movement Variability lecture (Novel stimulus, Brain Smudging etc)

13:30    Lunch Break

14:30    Creative Movement Games – Share and get them to create- which CONTEXT

15:30    When a clock based approach is needed (Research behind acute injury rehab)

16:15    Tea Break

16:30    How to Create Buy in – How to sell an active program – Chalk-Board run through – CREATE SOCIAL PRESCRIPTIONS – CREATE TRIBES.

17:00    Give our Case Studies

17:20    Practical group demonstrations of their case studies including visual representations of what’s included and clinical reasoning


Course Credits


Course Contact Name

Carleen Coombes

Course Contact Email