Rehabilitation of the Fitness Athlete

Learn how to get people out of pain and back into the gym

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Want to learn how to help people get out of pain and back into the gym?

More and more people are focusing on their fitness and training hard in the gym. And while not everyone is a competitive powerlifter, Olympic lifter, bodybuilder, or CrossFit athlete, that doesn’t mean people aren’t competitive with themselves and others when training at the gym.

If you love training in the gym, you’re an athlete in our mind. We’ve seen a new “sport” of fitness, which has led to the rise of the “fitness athlete.”

Having an injury or even just pain that limits their ability to train in the gym can be devastating to these people. We all learn the basics in school, but working with these fitness athletes needs more than just an understanding of the body and pain. You need to understand the stress and mechanics of the lifts in the gym that they need to perform, and how to get people back into the gym as fast and safely as possible.

That’s why we created this online course on the Rehabilitation of the Fitness Athlete. Our goal is to help you work with these athletes to get them back to the gym, and then stay in the gym.

I’ve teamed up with Dan Pope to build this course. Dan’s the leading expert in this field and my go-to resource for working with this population. More importantly, Dan has coached and competed as a fitness athlete, so he understands what it takes.

We’ll cover the principles of working with these athletes, the main lifts of the squat, deadline, and press, and then how to help these people get back to the activities they love.

~ Mike Reinold & Dan Pope

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What Can Our Fitness Athlete Course Do for You?

  • CONFIDENTLY START WORKING WITH FITNESS ATHLETES. We all learn the basics in school, but how do you get people back into their training programs in the gym? We'll show you the basic principles you'll need.
  • ADD A CUTTING-EDGE SERVICE TO REACH MORE PEOPLE. More and more people are focusing on their fitness and training hard in the gym, not just competitive powerlifters, Olympic lifters, and Crossfit athletes.
  • HELP PEOPLE GET BETTER FASTER AND STAY IN THE GYM. By understanding the principles of the main lifts in the gym, you'll be able to help people get out of pain, and return to the gym more resilient in the future.
  • TAKE YOUR PRACTICE TO THE NEXT LEVEL.Word travels fast. Expand your practice, become sought after, and work with the type of people you enjoy helping every day.

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What's Inside the Online Course?

Detailed Online Lessons

Learn from comprehensive videos and presentations covering everything you need to know about working with the fitness athlete, including:

  • The keys to working with fitness athletes
  • Why injuries happen in the gym and what to do about it
  • The principles of rehabilitation for fitness athletes
  • Understanding the squat, deadlift, and press
  • Returning back to the gym and training
  • Case studies and examples

Know the Common Injuries and Why They Occur

The first step in working with fitness athletes is understanding all the common injuries and why they occur. You can use this knowledge to evaluate and treat this population.

Understand the Squat, Deadlift, and Press

Just knowing how to work with shoulder, knee, or back pain isn’t enough. You need to understand the main lifts – the squat, deadlift, and press – from a technical standpoint to appreciate the stress and know how to best help these people.

How to Assess the Main Lifts

There are a lot of variables that go into someone’s performance in the gym. We’ll cover how to assess someone’s ability to perform these exercises so you can start optimizing their movement and performance.

Build Rehab Programs to Get Out of Pain and Return to the Gym

Learn how to help people rehabilitate an injury, train around an injury, and then gradually build back to their training program. Unfortunately, we don’t learn this in school.

CEU Credit

Need CEUs for your physical therapy or athletic training license? The course is approved for 10.75 CEU hours for physical therapists and athletic trainers. See the FAQ below for all the details.

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Don't Take Our Word For It

See What Past Students Are Saying...

“This course does a phenomenal job of teaching how to create rehab and training programs to improve movement, decrease pain, and get an individual back to doing what they enjoy in the gym.” - Joey Scambia, Physical Therapist and Strength Coach

“As a CrossFit Coach and PT, this course taught me about a population I hadn’t learned about in school. It really added to my foundation of knowledge, and I’m definitely going to be using it as a resource in the future.” - Lyanne Colon, Physical Therapist and CrossFit Coach

“This course did a great job of teaching me how to modify movements so my patients can continue working out in a pain free manner. I highly recommend it to anyone with clients that enjoy training in the gym.” - Nancy Kuhn, Physical Therapy Student and Personal Trainer

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Your Instructor(s)

Mike Reinold and Dan Pope
Mike Reinold and Dan Pope

Mike Reinold and Dan Pope team up to teach you how to help people get out of pain and back into the gym.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts right when you enroll! It is a completely self-paced online course – you decide when you start and when you finish. You’ll get immediate access to the entire course, however, we suggest you go in order through the material.

How do I access the course information?
You can access the course from any internet-connected device. This includes all computers, tablets, and phones. You have 24/7 access to the material from anywhere in the world with internet access.

How long do I have access to the course?
You’ll have lifetime ongoing access to the course!

Does the course offer CEUs?
Yes, the course has been approved for physical therapists and athletic trainers for 10.75 CEU contact hours.

Redefine Health Education (RHE) has contracted with our organization to offer this course. RHE is a registered CE approval agency of the PT Board of California, a rule-approved CE provider of the PT Board of Florida (#50-32784), a licensed CE sponsor of physical therapy continuing education by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR) (#216.000360), an approved continuing competence provider by the APTA North Carolina (#21-0729-025), an approved CE provider of the PT Board of New Mexico, and an approved CE provider of the PT Board of Oklahoma (#BAP202310010). In addition to the aforementioned jurisdictions, courses approved by other state boards & APTA chapters will be accepted for licensure credit in all the jurisdictions listed on this webpage: If you have a specific question about CE credit for this course in your state, please direct your inquiry, including the course title in which you are interested, to [email protected].

This course has been approved by the National Athletic Trainer Association (NATA) BOC for 10.75 Category A CEU hours. The Advanced Continuing Education Institute is a NATA Approved Provider.
If you would like to submit for approval for other boards or organizations, we provide all the necessary information.

What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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