SOP: Strategies for Optimizing Performance

Earlybird Discounts!  Register at least one month prior to course commencement and receive a discount of approximately 10%. Register Early and Save!

SOP: Strategies for Optimizing Performance
A CoreFirst®  approach to maximizing athletic potential

Prerequisites: CFS within the last 5 years (2013)

Required Equipment:
All participants should bring: Resistance Band (we recommend medium resistance CLX Therabands) to use during the course. 

Required Course Preparation
Self review of CFS course manual.

Course Cost:  $661.00.  Early Bird Discount $595.00 for Registrations One Month Prior to Course

Building on the concepts and skills learned in CFS: CoreFirst® Strategies, the participant will further develop observational and manual assessment skills as well as manual facilitation skills necessary to treat the higher functioning athletic population.  The course material is designed to enhance the trained clinician’s ability to observe specific details of movement for quality, timing, sequencing, stability, and control as they pertain to the high functioning patient. 


~ Discuss current research around core stability and explain the rationale behind training with a focus on a CoreFirst response. 

~ Correlate how static postural alignment relates to dynamic positions commonly seen in athletics.  Discuss the Saliba Postural Classification System (SPCS) and how these variations can impact physical performance.   Expand on concepts taught in CFS to bring these concepts to more dynamic movements. 

~ Review the purpose of Functional Tests, demonstrating how these tests and principles can be used in higher level dynamic positions to assess trunk stability and CoreFirst response. Utilize Functional Tests in multiple positions to highlight the importance of alignment on Automatic Core Engagement.

~ Discuss how the principles of body mechanics presented in CFS can be applied to various sports specific positions and activities.  

~ Practice PNF in multiple positions to enhance optimum function using principles of positioning, manual contacts, resistance, and irradiation to enhance PNF facilitation techniques for improved stability and physical performance.

~ Understand how Automatic Core Engagement can be used to assess physical performance capabilities.

~ Assess key developmental positions (supine and prone progressions) including an emphasis on trunk alignment and neuromuscular control in each position.  

~ Identify key exercises commonly used in the performance and strength environment and discuss common dysfunctions based on the integration of the thoracic and pelvic girdle. 

~ Incorporate manual treatment of common areas of dysfunction that can impact physical performance.

Instructor Note

The instructors advertised for the course are the intended instructors.  The final number of instructors will be determined by course enrollment.  Every effort is made to hold the course with the scheduled instructors.  Course refunds or transfers will not be granted based on a change of instructors.  Please note there may be instructor changes without prior notice.

Multiple instructors are scheduled for each course.  However, the actual number of instructors at a course will be determined by final enrollment

2 Days, 15 Contact Hours

Break food will not be provided during the course.  Lunch for both days will be on your own. We suggest you bring a water bottle and feel free to bring your own snacks.

Attendees agree to utilize all skills of evaluation, assessment and treatment learned in this course to the extent allowed under the regulations of their professional practice act. By registering you acknowledge that your attendance does not represent authorization by the IPA, or any of its officers, to utilize any of the material learned which may lie outside of the strict interpretation of your practice act.

Each attendee is expected to attend all hours of instruction to receive a Certificate of Completion. Any exceptions to this policy must be pre-approved in writing by the IPA Directors.

Lab Clothing
Each participant's body must be accessible for observation and treatment. Sports bra or halter-top and shorts are appropriate for women. Shorts or swim trunks for men. Please refrain from wearing large or sharp jewelry. A sweat suit is advisable between demonstrations, as temperatures may vary in the room.


    Earlybird Discounts: Register at least one month prior to course commencement and receive a discount of approximately 10%.  Register early and save!

    Download Mail-in Registration Form

    3 Item(s)

    per page

    Set Descending Direction
      SOP Fairfax VA
      Sat, Aug 25, 2018
      Sun, Aug 26, 2018
      Add to Cart More Info
      SOP Pewaukee WI
      Fri, Sep 28, 2018
      Sat, Sep 29, 2018
      Add to Cart More Info
      SOP Irvine CA
      Sat, Nov 17, 2018
      Sun, Nov 18, 2018
      Add to Cart More Info

    3 Item(s)

    per page

    Set Descending Direction