Dates & Locations

Choose a date & location that suits you. See more location details below.

Course Overview

This course is for healthcare professionals who work with ADHD and neurodivergent individuals, as well as parents who want to know how exercise therapy can help with behavioural, executive decision making, cognitive outcomes mental health and proprioception.

Learn how to apply neuroadaptive exercise therapy protocols to different age groups from 6 years olds to adults using a unique, progressive and functional approach. This course is based on the movement methodology of The Movement & Running School, developed by Mike Antoniades.

The Movement School works with hundreds of neurodivergent children and adults every year. We apply the latest neuroplasticity findings and practical experience to the programme that have demonstrated significant improvements in behaviour, focus, social skills, motor skills, proprioceptive awareness and decision making.

It will look at the latest studies, evidence and methods of applying exercise-based solutions. The focus will be on learning exercise therapy methods and protocols, how to re-educate movement patterns without pain and how to stimulate and develop the proprioceptive system. Emphasis will be placed on learning the methods and exercises in a practical setting.

Course Objectives

  • Improve your assessment and exercise therapy plan
  • Understand how to apply neuroadaptive exercise therapy
  • Understand progression phases
  • Understand the protocols for different age groups
  • Clear exercise therapy protocols

Agenda

  • The methodology
  • The latest studies on ADHD and Neurodivergent individuals
  • The Neuroscience Evidence
  • The lived Experience
  • Case Studies – Children to Adults

The protocols

  • Working With children
  • Working with Adults

Analysing movement

  1. Coordination
  2. Focus
  3. The proprioceptive System
  4. Body Control
  5. Gross motor Skills

Where to start and how to Progress

  • The Movement Process
  • Movement Re-education
  • Phase One Foundation Movements
  • Phase two – progression and feedback
  • Phase three- Moderate Intensity
  • Phase four- Higher intensity
  • Case Studies and Video Evidence
    1. Children
    2. Adults


What you get

  • CPD Completion Certificate

  • Course Handbook with Presentations & Research

  • Exercise Protocol Handbook

Locations

LONDON

The Running School HQ, Twyford Avenue, Acton, London, W3 9QA

MALTA

Da Vinci Health Clinic, Triq il- Kanonku, Triq Kan Karm Pirotta, Birkirkara BKR 1111, Malta

Instructors

Mike Antoniades

Rehabilitation & Performance Director

Mike is the founder and Performance & Rehabilitation Director of the Movement & Running School. He has specialised in movement biomechanics, movement re- patterning and rehabilitation after injury or surgery. Mike has been a coach for over 40 years and set-up the first Rehabilitation & Speed centre in the UK in 1999. He has coached in the UK, Europe, Japan, and the USA. He has worked extensively with professional and recreational dancers on Rehabilitation and Performance. He has also coached at professional level in sport and is a consultant for several professional Football clubs as well as elite athletes. As well as Dancers from ballet, musical theatre and contemporary dance, he works with young athletes and teams from, The English Premiership, English Championship, German Bundesliga, Rugby Union, Rugby league, Handball, Lacrosse, European Olympic Associations as well as Elite Track & Field athletes including World & Olympic Medallists. His Movement Re-Patterning methodology is not restricted to elite and up and coming athletes, 50% of all the clients to the two London centres come for rehabilitation after surgery or injury. He runs CPD education courses and workshops for coaches, medical practitioners and rehabilitation specialists and has been described as one of the most “Innovative Coaches and Rehabilitation Specialists in Europe”.

Josef Pace

Clinical Lead Physiotherapist & Rehabilitation Director

Josef Pace is the owner of PhysioPoint & The Movement School Malta, Director of Rehabilitation within Da Vinci Health, Malta and a (Partner clinic of The Movement and Running School UK). He qualified as a Physiotherapist from the University of Malta in 2001, furthered his studies at master’s level in Musculoskeletal Medicine through Middlesex University London, is a certified MSK Sonographer through University of East London, Certified Pilates Instructor and a Certified Running and Movement Technique Specialist (CRTS) through The Running School UK. In 2015 he set up the Emergency Department Physiotherapy Service within Mater Dei Hospital (national hospital) and since 2020 was appointed as manager of the outpatient Physiotherapy Services within Mater Dei Hospital Malta. Josef has a special interest on the importance of the nervous system in normal development, rehabilitation, and neurodivergence. This special interest has now become a significant part of his daily work and research with neurodiverse individuals and sees individual and family transformations happening daily.