Strength and Conditioning for Rugby Union and Rugby League – Update with Ashley Jones

Are you a health professional involved in exercise prescription and rehabilitation of athletes?

Do you treat or work with Rugby Players or other athletes and want to know “What Works” for size, speed and strength development?

Do you want to know the training secrets used by one of the world’s leading authorities in Rugby conditioning?

Recently – one of my resistance training gurus, former New Zealand All Black and Canterbury Crusader Strength and Conditioning Coach – Ashley Jones –  presented an incredible seminar in Sydney titled:

“Building the Physically Dominant Rugby Player”

I am pleased to say that we recorded this great presentation and it is now available to view for members of my and online education portals. Continue reading

The Truth About Dangerous Exercises, Fitness and Personal Training – Free Webinar with Paul Wright

This FREE webinar will give you facts about dangerous exercises and personal training that all health and fitness professionals should know.

In this presentation International Health and Fitness expert – Paul Wright – will share with you:

– The 7 exercise rules taught to most health and fitness professionals
and why they cause confusion.

– The Winston Churchill quote that clarifies the issue of safe
versus dangerous exercise in fitness and PT programs. Continue reading

Ashley Jones – Strength and Conditioning for Rugby League and Rugby Union

Are you a personal trainer, fitness coach, or competitive Rugby League or Rugby Union player looking for unique strategies used by high level football teams to get almost instant improvements from their players…?

The Physioprofessor cameras had the absolute pleasure of recording an incredible three hour presentation by Australia and New Zealand’s Leading Rugby Conditioning Expert – Ashley Jones – where he shared the secrets to strength and conditioning for Rugby league and Rugby Union.

Ashley has spent the past 20 years working with the Canterbury Crusaders, Newcastle Knights, Parramatta Eels, Northern Eagles and now the Australian Wallabies.

Ashley has been instrumental in the increased speed and fitness of the modern professional footballer.

In this great live seminar Ashley shares the training drills and strategies he uses every day with his elite and junior players including: Continue reading

Running Biomechanics Essentials with Jason Mclaren

Late last year – one of Australia’s most sought after Biomechanists and running experts – Jason McLaren – let the PhysioProfessor cameras inside his incredible “Running Biomechanics” course to record some of the theoretical parts of his full day seminar.

What resulted was over 2 hours of incredible information that all health professionals will benefit from.

In Jason’s “Running Biomechanics” presentation he will share:

–          The secrets of correct running analysis and why most health professionals have no idea how to analyse running correctly.

–          The practical application of running biomechanics to clinical practice – the missing link.

–          The treatable modifications that can greatly reduce the injury risk for all runners.

–          The “intellect“that determines injury risk – and the one adjustment that will correct most of them.

–          The key word that reduces injury risk and the 5 factors of running analysis.

–          What the average runner can learn from a world record holder about optimal running technique.

–          Why running biomechanics is sadly neglected at undergraduate and post graduate level and what we can do about it.

–          The one issue that prevents our clients and patients from taking an active role in injury reduction.

–          Why a client changing their treating therapist or trainer can reduce the success rate of their treatment program by over 30%.

–          The “unhappy triad” for female runners and the biomechanical factors that make females more likely to suffer certain running injuries – do you know them?

–          How one simple modification to a clients running technique reduced their “Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome” pain in less than 5 minutes.

–          The facts about barefoot running and the truth about the role of footwear in runners.

–          How a 6 year old picked up motor learning quest faster than a 40 year old doctor – and the impact this has had on children’s injury rates in running.

–          What a group of primary school girls taught a biomechanist about motor learning – that directly impacted the way they trained their athletes.

–          Why a 2 year old can do a biomechanical analysis of running.

–          The sole determinant of efficient running style – do you know what it is?

–          Why 75% of runners will suffer an injury of some sort every 12 months and how to prevent them.

Plus much more.

You can get immediate access to this presentation as well as over 60 hours of other expert tuition at:

Members can cancel at any time as there are no lock in contracts.

The program includes three dedicated learning pathways – one for junior therapists, one for senior therapists and one specifically for Personal Trainers – so there is a pathway for everyone.

Find out more at:

Best Wishes

Paul Wright

Sarah Key Presents – A New Approach to Non Specific Lower Back Pain on Physio Professor

Sarah Key Presents – A New Approach to Non Specific Lower Back Pain

I am pleased to announce that we have been able to secure an intimate presentation with celebrated Australian and UK based Physiotherapist – Sarah Key – where she takes health professionals through a new approach to the treatment and management of low back pain. Continue reading

Trish Wisbey-Roth Sessions Now on Physio Professor

Many of you would already know of Australian Physiotherapist and educator Trish Wisbey-Roth.

Trish was one of Australia’s first Specialist Sports Physiotherapists, is recognised as a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapy and is a true Sports Specialist in the area of lower back, pelvic and hip problems.

Late last year Trish presented a five seminar series that covered hip, spine and pelvis stability and imbalances.

These sessions where delivered in our Sydney training room especially for the Physio Professor program, and I am please to announce that we have just posted the final two sessions of this five part series onto the Physio program. Continue reading

Muscle Imbalance and Injury Risk – Tips for Physiotherapists and Personal Trainers

Many people looking to get fit end up with injuries, and it is a sad fact that many of these injuries can be prevented by looking more closely at how the exercise programs are structured and how they effectively balance all the muscles of the body.

Muscle balance can be defined as the “relationship between both the strength and the length of muscles and groups of muscles as they cross over joints “. This definition leads us to the conclusion that it is possible for muscles to have any or a combination of the following : Continue reading

Shoulder Joint and AC Joint Pain – Exercise Tips for Personal Trainers

Pain originating from the AC joint (the joint at the end of the collarbone – on top of the shoulder) is usually well localized and the client will often place one finger directly over the AC joint when asked to indicate the most painful area.

There is usually discomfort with humerus and scapula movement, particularly movements where the arm is brought across the body into a horizontally flexed position. Uncomfortable exercises in the gym may include bench press ( particularly wide grip bench as you have found already), dips and push-ups. The person often has difficulty sleeping on the effected side. Continue reading

Paul Wright – Beat Back Pain with Core Stability Secrets

I spoke to a personal trainer last week about the concept of Core Stability and how to best train your core – in one stage in our conversation he said:

“I don’t do any lower level core training for my rehabilitation clients – I just use cables and lots of free weight exercises”

Now this statement – whilst it has a small level of truth – points out a serious problem in our understanding of core stability training – that you MUST train and condition the Inner Unit of the CORE before progressing to the outer unit muscles. Continue reading