The complete course for helping people get out of knee pain and back in the gym.
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Hi, I'm Dan. I'm a doctor of physical therapy and educator. My goal is to teach people how to help others get out of pain, back to training and keep them that way for the long haul.
When I graduated physical therapy school I knew I wanted to work in fitness. Working as a personal trainer and coach previously, I practically went to physical therapy school solely so I could figure out how to work with my painful clients better.
At the time it was very frustrating because if one of my clients got hurt when I was training them I'd send them to a local physical therapist and or a physician. These medical professionals would promptly tell my client:
"of course you got hurt, you shouldn't be performing snatches!"
I get it, squats can be tough on the knee but it can't be that these exercises are inherently bad for you?
Doctors and Therapists Aren't Always Thoroughly Equipped to Deal with These Injuries
Many healthcare providers don't exercise at all, let alone work with people to help them get back to training in the gym. Advice is often sub-par or just plain wrong.
People Don't Trust Healthcare Providers
Due to a lack of understanding about exercise in the gym, people become weary of advice from medical professionals.
So off I went to physical therapy school to learn how to help my painful clients and build their trust. Problem solved right? Unfortunately not...
I finished school with a lot of great knowledge but really without the specific tools to help the people I wanted to work with.
No Information on Exercise Modification
Modifying exercise training programs is an essential skill for getting these folks better. Most programs simply don't cover this. Heck, they don't even cover the exercises in the first place.
No Help Creating Rehabilitation Programs
Universities are not even teaching you how to evaluate a squat, let alone how to get back to squatting after an injury...
No Help with Future Injury Prevention
Since injuries in this population are at best a small part of the curriculum of most universities, injury prevention isn't even on the radar.
Of Course You Would Be Left Confused and Frustrated After School...
So the journey continued and I spent the next few years learning how to help these folks. I read a ton of research, did a lot of experimentation (on myself and others) and created a system to help the folks I was working with.
Over time I was finding I had a lot of success working with this population. They trusted me, went through with the plans I created for them and got back to the training they loved. It was wonderful and I now feel like I'm truly doing what I set out to do a decade ago. Now the plan is to help you have the same level of proficiency that I've built over time.
Hi, my name is Dan Pope,
I have a doctorate in physical therapy, am an orthopedic clinical specialist and a certified strength and conditioning specialist.
I have over 15 years of experience as a personal trainer and coach.
I've competed as a Division 1 athlete at Rutgers University as a pole-vaulter, won a state and national championship in the sport of strongman and have competed twice at the crossfit regionals.
I travel and speak internationally on the topics of rehabilitation and injury prevention.
I've worked with people from all levels ranging from your average Joe and Jane up to the professional, olympic and crossfit games level athlete.
I collaborate with some of the smartest therapists in the world to provide elite level care at Champion Physical Therapy and Performance in Boston MA.
Most importantly, rehabilitation and performance is what I've devoted my life toward. It is absolutely my passion in life. I work with people every day that I'm alive helping them to get out of pain and back to training. I'm a huge believer in walking the walk and talking the talk.
This unique blend of rehabilitation, coaching and training experience gives me a special ability to help people get out of pain and back to training. It also helps that I've also had several knee injuries myself, all of which I've been able to rehabilitate through and get back to training afterwards.
Jason Leydon - Head coach Crossfit Milford
Head coach and owner of Crossfit Milford. Has coached over 30 Crossfit Games Athletes and 9 Podium Finishers
Dave Durante - Olympic Gymnast 2008
Multiple time USA gymnastics national champion. Part of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Team as alternate. Co-owner Power Monkey Fitness.
Chad Vaughn - 2x Olympian Weightlifting
2x Olympian in Olympic Weightlifting. 9x American National Champion. Weightlifting coach.
Duke Van Vleet - Head Coach Crossfit Rising Wave
Head coach and owner of Crossfit Rising Wave. 2x US National Team member gymnastics. 8 years Cirque Du Soleil performer
Mike Cerbus - US National Champion Weightlifting
Medalist at 3 National Championships and 5 American Open Championships in Olympic Weightlifting. 2011 as American Open Champion. US Pan Am. & Olympic Qualification Teams in 2012
Cheryl Haworth - 3x Olympian Weightlifting
3x Olympian in Olympic Weightlifting. Olympic bronze medalist. Weightlifting coach.
The Fitness Pain Free Knee Course is an online continuing education course that allows you to competently and effectively work with knee injuries in the gym.
A program to finally become part of the solution and not another part of the problem.
Each of my courses start with foundational principles so you can fully understand the "why" behind knee rehabilitation.
7 Reasons Why Athletes Get Hurt in the Gym and What To Do About It:
- What factors really lead to injury?
- The integral interplay of technique, training volume and recovery.
- How to address each factor that leads to injury.
What is Pain and Why Modification is Essential:
- What exactly do you need to know about pain
- Why modification needs to be a priority for knee pain
- How to effectively modify training of the most common gym lifts
How to Create Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention Plans:
- Using injury mechanisms to drive injury prevention
- How to make prevention plans specific to individuals and gyms
- Sample injury prevention plans
Breakdowns Based on Specific Movements:
After the foundation is set we start going deep into the specifics of each knee intensive movement in the gym.
Educational Webinars on the Most Common Knee Injuries:
Next we take a deep dive into the most common pathologies you'll see in this population making sure to explain the relevance toward weight training.
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner's Knee)
Patellar Tendinopathy (Jumper's Knee)
Meniscus Pathology and Other Tibiofemoral Joint Issues
Knee Osteoarthritis in the PF and TF Joint
Case Studies to Help You "Put it all Together"
Now, that you've gotten the knowledge the next step is to see exactly how we'd use these principles in an easy to follow 4 step formula to help someone get out of pain and keep them that way for the long haul.
"Melissa" - 40 year old female with Patellofemoral Pain trying to get back to running and weight training
Curious about what the course looks like on the inside? Here's a sneak peak...
Here's a Reason Why the Feet "Spin Out" in the Bottom of a Squat
The Fitness Pain Free Knee Course will teach you how to be a trusted resource for anyone with knee pain. I'll show you how to be a leader in your community and become that go to expert when people have tricky injuries they're trying to deal with and no one else has been able to help.
So Who is This Course For?
Medical Providers / Rehab Professionals
Attention physical therapists, chiropractors and athletic trainers. The major goal of this course is to show you exactly how to work with knee injuries in the fitness world. I'll show you how to be the trusted resource in your community to help get people back to the training they love.
Fitness Professionals, Coaches and Trainers
Fitness professionals receive little to no education about pain and injury and yet are forced to work with these injuries and pain problems every day of the week. Your goal is NOT to fix this problem however, this course will show you how to be competent and proficient with these folks so they can continue working towards their goals and not get worse in the process.
What is the Cost?
The Fitness Pain Free Knee Course is on sale now! For the launch of this course I'm offering a massive 50% off the normal price of the course. That's a $200 savings
Get Instant Access by Clicking the Enroll Now Button!
Time to become a leader in your community,
Dan Pope DPT, OCS, CSCS, CF-L1
100% Money Back Guarantee
I'm confident that this program will be completely worth your time and money. However, if you're not satisfied within 30 days of purchase I'll give you a full refund, guaranteed.
This course is 100% online through a platform called Kajabi. There is no physical DVD. The course can be accessed via any phone, tablet or computer.
Definitely not! Dan uses highly scientific information, but works hard to explain complex things in a simple language. This is in an effort to help everyone understand, and also to help transfer the ideas to the gym the next day.
Absolutely! This course will put you on the fast track for success coming out of school. It's the same program I wish I had when I first graduated.
I'm currently looking into acquiring CEUs for physical therapy CEUs for multiple states.
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course (pending you are not sharing free access to friends!) for as long as you like and across any and all devices you own.
No problem. Life gets busy. I designed this certification to be self paced for this very reason. Spend as much or little time as you want learning.
Remember, you have lifetime access to this program and there are no deadlines...
This course is absolutely brand new. Some of the bonus information in here was taken from other courses (<10%) but the large majority of content you'll have never seen before. Just keep in mind that this course is the knee specific content from the Fitness Pain Free Certification. If you already have purchased the certification, you already have the majority of the content!
I want to make sure all your questions are answered. If you have a question not listed, feel free to contact Dan at email@example.com