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A kinetic link training approach to shoulder rehabilitation

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A traditional approach to shoulder rehabilitation commonly involves the correction of muscle imbalances and regional dysfunctions through the utilisation of isolation exercises for scapula stabilisation and rotator cuff strengthening. One of the primary aims of rehabilitation being enhanced proximal stability plus centralisation of the humeral head in the glenoid fossa.

In this lecture, we will explore an integration approach to shoulder strengthening which moves away from isolation exercises and instead recognises the entire kinetic chain.

The Kinetic Link Training (KLT) approach to shoulder rehabilitation reinforces normal full-body movement patterns from the early stages of rehabilitation, and never neglects the contributions of the trunk and lower limb musculature as contributors to normal upper limb functional movements.

In this lecture, you will learn a selection highly effective rehabilitation exercises which can be delivered to a vast array of upper limb rehabilitation clients.


Wayne Rodgers is an APA Sports Physiotherapist, KLT Functional Strength Coach and international course presenter, with 28 years experience in the health and fitness industries.

He has been a sports physiotherapist for several national and international sports teams including the Australian Netball team and the Australian Commonwealth Games team.

Wayne is currently based in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast (Australia), where he runs a successful sports physiotherapy and functional strength coaching business. He has a passion for creating functional strength training programs for all levels of athletes and has a special interest in the correction of shoulder dysfunctions.

In recent years he has fine-tuned his ability to convert complex health and high performance concepts into simple systems and strategies. As such he has become an increasingly popular & regular presenter on corporate-health, sports physiotherapy and fitness industry seminars. Wayne has presented over 2500 hours of professional development training to Australian and International audiences over the past 18 years.




CPD Hours: 1 hours

Please note: The content of this Lecture on Demand (LOD) was captured via a recording of a live lecture at the APA premises. Due to the nature of the event and the recording method, this LOD may not have captured some of the questions/comments from live audience. Your purchase of this module indicates your acceptance of this.