PABC Course: Strength and Conditioning in Rehabilitation

Strength and Conditioning in Rehabilitation

Instructor: Dr. Scotty Butcher

This course will provide an evidenced-based discussion and review of strength and conditioning principles and practices as they are applied to rehabilitation settings. It will present frameworks for incorporating strength assessment and prescription into daily physical therapy practice with a focus on the transition from therapeutic exercise to exercise training and describe the evidence for long-term training adaptations for healthy, recreationally active, and clinical populations.

With a primarily practical component, therapists will learn appropriate rationale and techniques for integrating major movement patterns into their therapeutic exercise programs and appropriate coaching methods and cues for assessing and teaching squatting, deadlifting, and pressing patterns (and their regressions/progressions). Finally, select conditioning methods and techniques will be taught and integrated into the programming frameworks.

** Please bring your own clipboard and water bottle.

All participants are responsible for ensuring that they have a current license to practice from CPTBC. If participants are from out of BC, they must acquire a Temporary License from CPTBC. If you are unsure if you require this license, please contact

The instructor:

Dr. Scotty Butcher is an Associate Professor in the School of Physical Therapy at the University of Saskatchewan, CEO of Mind Body Strength, and “The Strength Jedi” on social media. He holds a BSc PT and MSc Kin from the University of Saskatchewan and a PhD in Exercise Physiology and Experimental Medicine from the University of Alberta. He is certified as a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-RCEP), is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer (CF-L1), and is formerly certified as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS). He has most recently completed certification as a Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher (CMMT), incorporates mindfulness into his research, and has a daily personal practice.

Scotty teaches exercise physiology, prescription, and rehabilitation to physical therapy students and has published several peer reviewed articles and four book chapters related to exercise testing and prescription. Currently training as a powerlifter, he has a passion for strength training and translates this to promoting quality exercise training and rehabilitation practices for clinicians and students. His focus in research, teaching, and clinical work is on the hybrid rehabilitation/strength training approach, and shares his views through blogging and vlogging.

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Date: September 24/25
Time: Saturday 11-6; Sunday 8-4
Produced by PABC
Event cost
$475 - $800
In person

1558 Kingsway
Vancouver BC V5N 2R9

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