In this section we discuss:

  • Tissue repair on a basis that exercise-based rehabilitation relies on the cells of the injured tissue sensing the exercise stimulus, converting that signal to protein synthesis, and repairing tissue – referred to as mechanotherapy.
  • Training principles such as progressive overload, specificity, variety, reversibility and individualisation.
  • Important principles to consider while you are designing a program such as strength, power, endurance and how to manipulate these principles.
  • Strategies to perform a better load management because poor load management (‘too much, too soon’ or ‘too little, too late’) may be a key reason to the development or delayed recovery of musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Periodisation with the goal of managing and coordinating all aspects of training to bring an athlete to peak performance at the most important competition or managing performance across a long in-season.
  • Techniques that can be prescribed to optimize recovery.
  • Important aspects of motor control and motor learning including definitions and how to use to improve performance.
  • How to create an effective therapeutic exercise prescription.
  • The complexity of pain science.