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The RPX Method is designed to introduce Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and movement specialists to the Real Performance Exercise (RPX) Method as a tool for teaching all forms of exercises. The RPX method is a holistic approach that integrates the understanding of neuroplasticity and the principles of Positive Psychology to create a client centered approach to motor control learning.
The focus is on creating an environment of learning that is slightly stressful but safe. This is to encourage the client to engage their problem-solving skills to aid them in identifying their own restrictions of movement and why it is occurring. We explore how the brain can change through the use of positive and negative reinforces to establish new patterns and how we can prepare the brain to better adapt to unforeseen forces placed upon it during performance.
The concept of creating stability throughout the body by improving mobility will be explored. The role of emotions, poor posture, fascia, motor control, stress and perception of pain will be examined in regard to how they can restrict movement. Participants will learn to identify faulty or inefficient movement patterns and understand how Slow Movement Eccentric training, as well as the use of balance training can effectively enhance motor learning and improve performance.
The use of tools such as the “Four Pillars”, sequential training, regression/progression, as well as, identifying individual tolerance and effective loading will be presented to assist movement specialists in teaching complex multi-plane movements.
When teaching movement training, the emphasis will be on creating stability, endurance and motor control as well as, how to efficiently use the correct sequence of muscle activation to safely achieve the task and minimize the risk of injury. Participants will experience training with multiple tools in order to understand how the method offers the opportunity to integrate the wide variety of equipment available for functional movement training.
The ultimate goal is not to get people ‘fit’. The goal is for clients, to the best of their potential, master movement skills that enable them to move more efficiently and thereby increase their performance and participation in their everyday activities
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