Seminar Detail

(Re)Defining the Core: The Key to Functional & Corrective Exercise
(Re)Defining the Core: The Key to Functional & Corrective Exercise


When:  Friday, June 15, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

This event is not currently available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 397-0180

Functional Exercise Success: The Secret is in the Core!
Clinicians understand that lasting pain relief and truly improved fitness depend on core stability and peripheral mobility. But long-term results are elusive! It is generally agreed that to have peripheral mobility, you must have core stability. Functional exercise is any exercise which acknowledges this and engages the body for this express purpose.

Participants in this experiential and hands-on workshop observe (or act as test subjects!) as we use sEMG to explore the primary defensive bias governing the Central Nervous System, the body's true Core. Once we have observed this bias, which we'll call the "Twist," we discuss how it leads to the most common functional problems. Rather than focusing on targeting areas for strength or stability, participants learn to correct movement dysfunction by directing appropriate exercise toward the CNS. These methods can be easily learned and applied by athletic trainers and related health and fitness professionals, massage therapists, physical and occupational therapists — anyone who uses exercise as part or all of their program. Participants will leave this seminar equipped with new knowledge and strategies to help move clients and patients through the vital steps toward lasting function: improved balance, coordination, and effortless posture.

  • Describe how measurable (visible) pathologies correspond with underlying muscle patterns.

  • Explain the concept of learned motor patterns driving tissue adaptation (Wolff's Law).

  • Apply exercises which target the CNS to restore muscle inventory lost to compensation.

  • Identify and correct defensive postural adaptation using a single integrated motion.

  • Demonstrate movement strategies which are immediately and favorably integrated by the CNS, thus avoiding exercises which the body resists as "invasion."

  • Massage Therapists (including Neuromuscular and Medical Massage Therapists)

  • Physical Therapists

  • Physical Therapist Assistants

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Exercise Physiologists

  • Hand Therapists

  • Athletic Trainers

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists

What You Should Bring

• Yoga mat

• Participants should wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing or workout attire (yoga/stretch type). This is a class where we learn and experiment with movement and exercise. It is NOT strenuous!


Five years after a severe back injury in Canada in 1980, DAVID LEMKE, LMP, NMT, sEMG Tech, went on to study as a massage therapist. After 10 years of successfully treating thousands of pain sufferers in Canada, he had a breakthrough when information from a kinesiological surface electromyography (sEMG) evaluation led him to discover that single manipulation freed a borderline frozen shoulder and eliminated nearly all the pain — and the results lasted. Mr. Lemke eventually developed a unique model of functional assessment using sEMG.

Since the 1990's, his treatment has been relied on by top performing athletes, dancers and martial artists, those recovering from orthopedic surgeries, and generally stressed individuals. As a passionate interest, Mr. Lemke has enjoyed working with select special education teachers treating motor coordination problems in children diagnosed with learning disabilities. He is a Certified Dartfish Video Coach and uses slow motion video analysis of biomechanics in athletics and rehabilitation. He has used kinesiological sEMG (computer aided muscle analysis) in testing of exercise equipment, devices, and new treatment procedures as well as trained hundreds of specialized massage therapists for physical therapy and complementary healthcare clinics. Mr. Lemke was the primary consultant to Champions Sports Medicine (Dr. P.Z. Pearce, Ironman Medical Director, Spokane, WA) in the creation of their Biomechanics lab.

Financial – Receives a speaking honorarium from Vyne Education. David Lemke also receives commissions from Bioperformance Texas, LLC and Flexsolate for demonstration and sales of the Functional Chain Trainer, as well as consulting.
Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Athletic Trainers
boc Logo
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved Provider #P3097. 12 CEUs will be awarded.

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists/Certified Personal Trainers
NSCA approved 1.2 CEUs for certificants attending this event. Aprvl# D1035. While participation has been approved for CEUs, approval does not allow participants to apply information outside of NSCA certificants' scope of practice.

Exercise Physiologists
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that Vyne Education, LLC. meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider Status from (2016-December 2019). Providership #650699. This Continuing Education offering meets the criteria for 12 credit hours of ACSM Continuing Education Credit.

Massage Therapists
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider #450123-06. This course is offered for 12 CE hours. 100% attendance is required for a Certificate of Completion to be issued, no variable credit is given.

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants
Vyne Education, LLC. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for 1.2 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Intermediate, Category 1: Domain of OT.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: This educational offering qualifies for 12 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.

Other Professions
This educational offering qualifies for 12 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.

All Professionals: In order to process continuing education, please bring the appropriate license/certification number to the seminar.

Certificates, Educational Offering Completion Requirements: Certificates will be awarded upon receipt of payment and successful completion of the educational offering and evaluation form.

Amended Certificates: Please note that the credit hours listed above are offered by Vyne Education and/or boards/associations for a full day's attendance. In the event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended certificates indicating the actual number of credit hours earned will be provided upon calling Vyne Education.

ADA: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact Vyne Education at least two weeks before the seminar date or prior to purchasing any online or distance learning products so that arrangements can be made.

"This is a unique course. One could actually build a practice around the techniques."
-Brian McKeever, MPT, ATC

"Great course — with personal application for my own chronic muscle/joint problems as well as a way to help my clients with a logical approach to their problems. Thanks for your insights, knowledge, and humor."
-Ronald Kibert, DC

"Thank you so much. I can’t wait to go to work tomorrow!"
-Kim Mazik, PT

"The information presented in this workshop brings so much logic to addressing muscle imbalance and dysfunction. I am looking forward to including it in my practice. Thanks so much!"
-Larry Thompson, MT

"Exquisite — you had to twist my arm to get me here, but it has been the best seminar that I have been to in the 4 years since I graduated from PT school!"
-Mark Fisher, PT

Credit Card Required for online registration | Contact us to redeem Gift Certificates