Virtual SOP: Strategies for Optimizing Performance

Virtual SOP: Strategies for Optimizing Performance

A CoreFirst®  approach to maximizing athletic potential

June 13-14, 2020  (Registration closes at 4pm MT 6/12)
Sign In and Systems Check 10:45-11:00 ET
Saturday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm ET
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm ET 

$325 or register with a friend at 2 for $600 (email with "VSOP Friend" in the subject to receive discount code PRIOR TO REGISTRATION)
CEUs in NY, IL, CA

Prerequisites: CFS or VCFF: Virtual CoreFirst® Foundations**
**VCFF being offered June 2 or June 10 as a special course to fulfill the prerequisite for VSOP.  Click here for more information or to register for CoreFirst® Foundations.

Required Equipment: 
Exercise Mat
Elastic Resistance Band (recommend CLX theta: available on Amazon)  
Elastic Band or Sport Cord with handles (can be ordered at
Mobilization Belt / Pelvic Belt (can be ordered from IPA at
10-15 lb Kettlebell 

Recommended Equipment:
Exercise Ball
Small Step

Required Course Preparation: Self review of CFS course manual.


To build on the CoreFirst principles taught in CFS, VCFF, and other IPA/FMT classes to enhance the stability and physical performance of our highest functioning patients.

Seth Blee, DPT, CFMT, CSCS, will present a framework for the utilization of CoreFirst principles when evaluating and treating our higher level functioning patients, as well as out competitive athletes.  The focus is to enhance the participant’s visual assessment skills when observing details of movement for quality, timing, sequencing, stability, and control.  Through demonstration and instructor led, self experiential, practice sessions, the participant will explore mechanisms to maximize efficiency of movement and improve physical performance by minimizing aberrant compensations and movement patterns which can lead to injury or decrease functional performance.  The virtual class will also include demonstrations integrating FMT treatment protocols and techniques as appropriate.

By the end of the course, the participant will be able to:

 ~Explain how Automatic Core Engagement (ACE) can be used to assess physical performance capabilities

 ~Discuss the Saliba Postural Classification System (SPCS) and how these variations can impact physical performance.  

 ~Apply the principles and techniques taught in CFS, applying these principles to Dynamic Functional Testing.

 ~Expand on the Functional Tests taught in CFS, applying these principles to Dynamic Functional Testing. 

 ~Utilize Dynamic Functional Testing in multiple positions to highlight the importance of ACE for high level performance activities.

 ~Explain and apply the CFS for posture and movement to various sports specific positions and activities.

 ~Utilize PNF in developmental positions to enhance optimum function using principles of positioning, manual contacts, resistance, and irradiation to enhance facilitation for improved stability and physical performance.

 ~Identify key exercises commonly used in the performance and strength environment and discuss common dysfunctions based on the integration of the thoracic and pelvic girdle.

Instructor: Seth Blee, DPT, CFMT, CSCS

12 hours, Saturday & Sunday

Approved for PTs in NY, IL, CA.  You may apply with your own governing body in other states or for other license types.  Before registering for a course you should verify approved CEUs with your state licensing board or association. State rules are subject to change. IPA courses are approved for PTs.  OTs, and PTAs should check with their approving body to determine if the PT approval will be accepted.

There will be short breaks every two to three hours during the virtual presentation.

Attendees agree to utilize all skills of evaluation, assessment and treatment learned in this course to the extent allowed under the regulations of their professional practice act. By registering you acknowledge that your attendance does not represent authorization by the IPA, or any of its officers, to utilize any of the material learned which may lie outside of the strict interpretation of your practice act.

Each attendee is expected to attend all hours of instruction to receive a Certificate of Completion. Any exceptions to this policy must be pre-approved in writing by the IPA Directors.



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