Upcoming Courses at Life Fit

2020 Courses

Vital PM and Life Fit Wellness present:

Dr Rich Willy:

Restoring Load Capacity In The Injured Runner
  • Tuesday & Wednesday
  • 21st January - 22nd January 2020
  • Price: £395 (early bird price until 30.09.19)
  • Price: £415 (Full price, bookings made from 01.10.19)


This course is a two-day course that emphasizes putting the latest evidence into practice.

The course is led by Richard Willy, PT, PhD, a recognized expert in running-related injuries.

Attendees will leave with practical skills that will enable them to fully evaluate the injured runner and design a comprehensive training approach to maximize patient outcomes. This course emphasizes a theoretical framework for restoration of load capacity in the injured runner through optimal tissue loading.

Attendees will learn how to perform a running gait analysis using techniques that readily translate to various clinical settings. Attendees will also develop a clinical decision making process to determine when and if gait retraining is indicated, including how to use simple wearable devices to assist with optimizing patient outcomes.

There will be an emphasis on hands-on, laboratory experiences to put into practice the didactic components of this course so that attendees can immediately put into practice newly learned skills.


Dr. Richard Willy is an Assistant Professor in the School of Physical Therapy, University of Montana (Missoula, MT, USA).

He received his PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science from the University of Delaware and his master of physical therapy from Ohio University. In addition to his research, Dr. Willy has been a clinician for 18 years specialising in the treatment of the injured runner.

His research aims to develop clinically effective treatments for Patellofemoral pain syndrome, achilles tendon injuries and tibial stress fractures.

Besides publishing in peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Willy is a national and international presenter on his research and clinical expertise on how to evaluate and treat the injured runner. Dr. Willy and his research have been featured in Runner’s World multiple times.


HE Seminars and Life Fit Wellness present:

The Neck: Clinical Rehabilitation

  • Saturday & Sunday
  • 29th February - 1st March 2020
  • Price: £250


This is a time of great change in the management of musculoskeletal pain and injury. Whilst research has shown the limitations of hands-on manipulative approaches, clinicians are also recognising how psychological factors influence treatment and recovery.But where do you start? How do you put the latest clinical research into practice? How do you decide whether to prioritise physical or psychological approaches in your clinical work?

Learn how you can integrate the latest, cutting edge assessment and treatment approaches into your clinical practice from a physiotherapist that specialises in neck pain. “The Neck: Clinical Rehabilitation” is a 2 day evidence-based course based upon thirty years extensive clinical and research experience. You will gain an in depth understanding of the biomechanics, pathology and evidence-based assessment and rehabilitation of neck pain. Throughout the 2 days there will be an emphasis on research findings that are directly relevant to you, the practicing clinician. You can become the neck pain expert in your department! 



Chris Worsfold MSc PGDip ManPhys MCSP MMACP Physiotherapist specialising in Neck Pain

Chris is a full time Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, specialising in neck pain. He set up Kent Neck Pain Centre in Tonbridge, Kent in 2010. He is a popular and in-demand public speaker and very regularly presents his work to students, health professionals and lawyers in schools, NHS Hospitals, private clinics and at national conferences. He represented the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) in Parliament in 2013 and on the Ministry of Justice Whiplash Reform Working Group (2014) – tasked with reforming the whiplash medico-legal reporting system in England and Wales. He has appeared on BBC1, BBC2, BBC Parliament, BBC Radio 4 and in the national press discussing neck pain.

Follow Chris on Twitter: @chrisworsfold1



NCORE and Life Fit Wellness present:


  • The Upper Quadrant
  • 7th - 8th March 2020
  • Price: £300


The Upper Quadrant:

This two-day course presents the Mulligan approach to manual therapy for the Cervical and Thoracic spine as well as for the upper extremity. It includes lecture, patient demonstrations, and lab time to give the participants a thorough and in depth coverage of the Mobilization With Movement approach for the upper quarter. This unique approach to manual therapy was discovered and developed by Brian Mulligan F.N.Z.S.P. (Hon), Dip. M.T. from Wellington, New Zealand. This simple yet effective manual approach addresses musculoskeletal disorders with pain free manual joint “repositioning” techniques for restoration of function and abolition of pain.

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suitable for all musculoskeletal practitioners. It will be particularly useful to Newly Qualified, Junior or Senior Physiotherapists within musculoskeletal practice or aspiring ESPclinicians within First Contact Roles of MSK/Orthopaedic triage. A 14 hours CPD certificate handed at end of course signed by tutors.


Thomas GC Mitchell BSc (Hons) MSc MCTA

Thomas is an Extended Scope Physiotherapist in primary care, musculoskeletal clinician, member of the Mulligan Concept Teachers Association, and sports injury specialist. He is clinical lead for the One Health Group Hand Hub and member of the British Association of Hand Therapists. He believes in a multi-modal approach in the treatment of his patients, which includes expert manual therapy, symptom modification, and he is a keen advocate of lifestyle coaching in the management of musculoskeletal conditions.Thomas became the UK’s first Mulligan Concept teacher for 20 years after passing his examination at the International Conference in Copenhagen in 2017, allowing him to educate other professionals in the Mulligan Concept of manual therapy. He has been practising physiotherapy since 1998, attaining a MSc in Sports Injury from the University of Sheffield in 2006 and has been a director of Remedy Physiotherapy since 2009, plus director of Remedy Courses since 2015.Thomas worked for ten years in the elite sporting environment, with posts with the English Institute of Sport, GB Boxing, GB Wheelchair Rugby, Sheffield United Football Club and GB Paratennis. He travelled extensively through this work, providing competition physiotherapy at Paralympic Games,World Championships, European Championships and was lead clinician for the World Series Boxing team, 2014 (British Lionhearts).

Nick Grantham Performance and Life Fit Wellness present:

Integrating Strength and Conditioning into Injury Rehabilitation

  • Saturday
  • 21st March 2020
  • Price: £150

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Rehabilitation exercise selection and prescription are simple concepts that we make more complex than necessary. During this 1-Day course Nick will show you simple evidence based principles that will allow you to produce effective rehabilitation programmes to meet your client’s needs. The concepts can be easily be incorporated into your practice, building upon what you already do well whilst challenging your existing ideas. Nick will show how expanding your ability to design and implement effective exercise prescriptions can improve adherence and rehabilitation outcomes.



Nick is a performance enhancement specialist. His career spans four Olympic cycles and he is a founding member of the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association and an accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCC). He has become recognised as a specialist in athletic preparation and has a wealth of knowledge in the physical preparation and injury rehabilitation of high performance athletes at the most elite levels; including professional sport, Olympic, Commonwealth, European, and World Championship standards.Nick has worked closely with professional, National Governing Bodies and home institute medical teams assisting in the management, monitoring and implementation of injury management programmes. He continues to develop his knowledge of advanced training concepts and evidence based training principles. A sought after ‘expert’ he has presented seminars and practical workshops for the Football Association, BASEM, British Olympic Association and UK Strength & Conditioning Association. Nick has successfully transferred his detailed knowledge of training athletes into the public arena for rapid results and has a great ability to make the complex seem obvious and simple, making it easy to apply in your clinics.

Vital PM and Life Fit Wellness present:

Prof Deborah Falla:

Therapeutic Exercise for Neck Pain Disorders
  • Sunday & Monday
  • 20th September - 21st September 2020
  • Price: £295 (early bird price until 30.01.20)
  • Price: £320 (Full price, bookings made from 30.01.20)


Studies have documented various impairments in neuromuscular function of the cervical spine in people with neck pain. These changes in muscle behaviour are known to appear early after the onset of neck pain and do not automatically reverse over time in the absence of specific training interventions.

Such knowledge highlights the need for rehabilitation programs to incorporate training to address neuromuscular control as part of the overall management of a patient with neck pain. Contemporary exercise programs include a progressive range of specific exercises for the neck muscles which are based on precise movement analysis and muscle testing.

Relevant to clinical practice, such specific exercise programs to retrain muscle function in patients with neck pain have shown favourable responses in terms of improvements in pain, disability, and function. This approach to therapeutic exercise for the management of neck pain disorders will be presented within this clinical workshop.


  • Review of the neuromuscular impairments found in patients with neck pain disorders
  • Practical session including movement analysis and specific muscles tests for the cervical region
  • Practical session presenting a specific exercise approach for managing cervical neuromuscular dysfunction
  • Practical session including movement analysis and specific muscles tests for the scapular region
  • Practical session presenting an exercise approach for managing axio-scapular muscle dysfunction
  • Assessment and management of sensorimotor disturbances in neck pain including impaired proprioception, oculomotor control disturbances and impaired balance. Includes both theory and practical session
  • Overview of the similarities and differences between whiplash-induced pain and idiopathic neck pain and the implications for management
  • Consider the impact of central sensitization on rehabilitation
  • Key principles of evidence based therapeutic exercise for neck pain disorders
  • Presentation of the overall management of patients with neck pain disorders

APPI Pilates

Matwork Series


The APPI Matwork Pilates teacher training series has been designed for those of you teaching in the rehabilitation setting or looking to offer clinically-safe Pilates techniques. It is the essential Pilates training tool for all health professionals.The APPI matwork Pilates training series is formed of three 2 day courses:

  • Matwork Level One – The Foundation
  • Matwork Level Two – Class Instructor
  • Matwork Level Three – Intermediate & Advanced

The APPI curriculum is designed by Physiotherapists specifically for those working in the field of rehabilitation; therefore pathology, normal movement patterns, neuro-muscular timing and neural pathomechanics are addressed in relation to each exercise. The traditional Pilates repertoire is broken down into clearly defined levels to ensure a standard, gradual progression towards normal functional movement. Scientific evidence on segmental spinal stabilisation and on pelvic stability forms the theoretical foundation for the APPI curriculum.

  • Matwork 1
  • 11th - 12th January 2020
  • Matwork 2
  • 8th - 9th February 2020
  • Matwork 3
  • 28th - 29th March 2020
  • Matwork 1
  • 4th - 5th April 2020
  • CPD Healthy Hips
  • 16th May 2020
  • CPD Pilates for Scoliosis
  • 17th May 2020
  • Matwork 2
  • 30th - 31st May 2020
  • Matwork 3
  • 6th - 7th June 2020
  • Matwork 2
  • 4th - 5th July 2020
  • Matwork 1
  • 8th - 9th August 2020


The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) is a world leading provider of Physiotherapy and Pilates Treatment, Education and Products. From its humbled beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, APPI’s unique program of rehabilitation based Pilates programs has lead the world for over 16 years.

APPI educational programs are world renowned and now available in Australia, Brazil, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom and across the USA.

A unique benefit of APPI Pilates Training is that you do not have to repeat-learn, but instead use your existing Physiotherapy knowledge and apply this to the practice of Pilates, efficiently, and without wasting unnecessary time or expense. Courses are taught using the APPI’s unique modified Pilates technique. This technique has been developed specifically for rehabilitation settings. The APPI technique of Pilates instruction ensures that safe and scientifically researched movement patterns are learned. APPI’s Pilates courses can be applied to: Rehab, retraining of alignment, correcting posture, improving range of motion, supporting the spine and for safe sport and strength training. Currently, over 3000 therapists are trained each year by the APPI across our International course providers.



Please visit the APPI website for course pricing.

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