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Online Course: Principles of Exercise Rehabilitation

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Exercise rehabilitation is at the core of any physiotherapy practice. The goal of any rehabilitation is to restore function to the greatest degree in the shortest time, helping people return to their function with minimal risk of re-injury. In this course Lee Herrington provides a deep understanding of the principles of exercise rehabilitation and how to incorporate these principles into developing rehabilitation programmes appropriate for the individual. This course initially explores the key principles of exercise rehabilitation in relation to the physical stress theory,  effects of loading, mobility and rigidity and the influence of pain.  These are then discussed in relation to rehabilitation considerations which will ultimately enable us to understand loading in relation to the tissue and the individuals needs, and apply a series of loading experiences to an individual to achieve intended outcomes.


Develop knowledge of the principles of exercise rehabilitation and how to incorporate these principles into developing rehabilitation programmes appropriate for any client.


The course content is split into the following sections:

  • Video presentation by Lee Herrington
  • Reading activity
  • Quiz
  • Target audience

    This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


    Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1.5 - 2 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
    Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
    Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.2 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

    Requirements to complete this course

    In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  • Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
  • Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  • Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  • Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  • Complete a course evaluation form.
  • Learning outcomes

    At the end of this course you will be able to:

    • list 5 ways tissues respond to physical stress and mechanical loading
    • discuss motor skill learning, reloading, needs analysis and chronic capacity in terms of rehabilitation after an injury
    • plan a progressive loading program for a patient recovering from an injury based on a given case scenario

    Presented by: 

    Lee Herrington

    Physiotherapist, researcher & lecturer in sports injury rehabilitation.

    Online Course: Principles of Exercise Rehabilitation
    Interest Areas / Topics Covered
    Provider Type
    Non Profit Organisation
    1.5 - 2 hours
    Price Details
    Included with a subscription
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