Elite Sport Courses
Here at Kinnective, as news of the technique and our training has spread by word of mouth, we have been privileged to have been asked to work with some very prestigious institutions.
In our initial development of the training the therapists at the England RFU have been kind enough to support our work and help us to hone and develop our teaching to the level at which it now stands. They and the practitioners at England FA have also been recipients of our K2 training as we prepare this for release later in the year.
Back in 2010 Donna began teaching IASTM techniques to the Physio team and thus began a collaboration that has seen us present to the team on numerous occasions as they develop their skills in instrument assisted therapy. They have convinced us to push on with our level 2 training and have also been key to persuading other institutions to equip themselves with Kinnective instruments and training.
Back in April 2013 we were contacted by the therapists at the FA, who had heard there was some merit in what we were doing, to present a course at the FA’s new England training facility at St Georges Park. Based on some of the techniques that we presented we are now looking at pushing forward with some research on how we can use IASTM to increase hip range of movement.
Again through word of mouth news spread across the border and in December 2012 the Welsh RFU were kind enough to invite Donna along to train their therapists as well as some of those working with Welsh premiership teams.
English Institute of Sport
Always on the lookout for better ways of improving athlete function, performance and for injury recovery the EIS were quick to invite Donna and Kay to give regular updates on instrument work at both Bisham and Bath as well as the institutes annual conference.
Our first ever course was run at the Royal Ballet Company. Having worked with the Company for three years Mike appreciated how effective the technique can be for hyper mobile dancers as it up-regulates muscle function around joints, so the company therapists there invited the team along for the inaugural K1 training. Also, using the beak is a great way of freeing up dancers stiff feet that have been squeezed into pointe shoes for hours on end.