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British Columbia Strength, Conditioning and Fitness Conference

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British Columbia Strength, Conditioning and Fitness Conference
“Movement and Mobility”

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Presented by: SFU Strength and Conditioning
Location: Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, West Mall Complex, Third Floor

You have the opportunity to be involved in a day of exceptional professional development if you are a personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, sport coach, rehabilitation specialist or someone who is simply interested in health and fitness. We have assembled a panel of World Class presenters to offer their expertise in various areas relating to “Movement and Mobility.” All aspects of physical conditioning and preparation are addressed in this conference. It is your one-time opportunity this year to receive high quality professional development in British Columbia.

Our Presenters: We are proud to offer you some of the highest quality speakers available, touching on various aspects of fitness, health and conditioning.

Chad Benson, MSc, BSc, BPE, CSCS: Educated at the University of Victoria, Benson is the author of the ‘Great Balance’ and Stability Ball book. During the 2001-2002 season(s), Chad was sub-contracted as the assistant conditioning coach for the Vancouver Canucks. Coach Benson has conditioned hundreds of national or professional level athletes in hockey, figure skating, football, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, tennis, basketball, motor cross, volleyball, & rowing. Benson has been a sport conditioning and fitness lecturer for the AOSSM, BCRPA, CATA, CFP, CSEP, BCRPA, Fit Rendez-Vous, IDEA, Infofit & the NSCA.

Carmen Bott, MSc, BHK, CSCS: Carmen Bott is the founder and president of Human Motion Inc., an elite athlete performance and fitness education firm. Carmen has been in the health and fitness industry for over a decade and has become one of the most diversely trained exercise scientists in her field. She instructs at the post-secondary level in the areas of exercise prescription, testing, physiology and career development. She also serves as a consultant to several International and National level coaches, universities and professional athletes. As an Adidas sponsored sport-scientist and presenter, Carmen resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada where she currently trains her clients and continues to publish and present topics related to performance and exercise science.

Chad S. Brenzikofer, BA, CSCS: Since finishing his degree in Exercise Science, Chad has taken over 30 manual therapy courses, completed a one-year high velocity spinal manipulation course, earned his strength and conditioning (CSCS) credentials, and completed a massage therapy program at the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado. In 2006, Chad became the first Kinetic Control accredited tutor in the United States. He is also a certified instructor for Performance Stability, has assisted Michael Shacklock of Neurodynamic Solutions, and has done consulting work with Al Vermeil, strength & conditioning consultant to the Chicago Bulls. Chad is the owner and director of Muscle Management Therapies, Inc in Denver Colorado offering Massage Therapy, Manual Therapy, and Fitness Training & consulting services.

Loren Chiu, PhD (C), CSCS: Loren is currently a PhD candidate in the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Laboratory at the University of Southern California. His research focuses on applying resistance training to optimize human performance. As a sport scientist, he integrates biomechanical techniques to study anatomy, physiology and the neuromuscular system. Loren is a consultant to coaches, performance training centers and equipment manufacturers. In addition to his professional interests, Loren is a two-time Canadian national champion in weightlifting, and has represented Canada at international competitions.

Mike Durand, BSc, CSCS: Mike Durand is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with extensive experience with Division I NCAA schools and the NFL. Mike was a Strength and Conditioning coach for the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII. Durand coached with the Raiders in 1999, 2002 – 2004. His NCAA experience includes stints at Eastern Michigan University, the University of Utah and the University of Kansas. In 2004 Mike became the first full time strength and conditioning coach for a high school in southern California, becoming Director of Strength and Conditioning at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles. In 2005 Durand was named American Football Monthly High School Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year. Mike is currently the Director of Strength and Conditioning for Lakeside School, a private school, in Seattle, Washington.

John Gray, MSc, CSCS: With over a decade of experience in exercise therapy and athletic conditioning, John has gained an excellent reputation for his approach toward "core stability" in treating low back pain, preventing injury, and enhancing athletic performance. John completed his Bachelor of Physical and Health Education degree from the University of Toronto and went on to work with the Clinical Mechanics Group to complete an interdisciplinary MSc degree in Biomechanics at Queen's University at Kingston in Canada. In 2002 he returned to academics to pursue his PhD at the University of Waterloo, working with internationally renowned Spine Biomechanist, Professor Stuart McGill. Since 2002, John has been named an Educational Influential by the Institute for Work and Health. As a Certified Kinesiologist with the Ontario Kinesiology Association, he has specialized in working with athletes of all ages having current injuries or a history of injuries.

Gerry Ramogida, BSc, DC: Dr. Ramogida has studied various soft tissue therapy techniques, including Active Release Techniques and Graston soft tissue therapy. He has studied Contemporary Medical Acupuncture at McMaster Medical School. He has worked with numerous elite athletes from many sports, including Donovan Bailey, Bruny Surin, Mark Boswell, Asafa Powell, Tyler Christopher, Matt Hasselbeck, and Jerry Rice. He has worked at numerous Olympic, IAAF World Championships, Pan Am, and Commonwealth Games. He has served as Chiropractor and soft tissue therapist for the Seattle Seahawks since 2002. He consulted with U2 during the recently completed Vertigo tour. Dr. Ramogida runs, with his business partners, Performance Health Group, a progressive multidisciplinary clinic, focusing on correction and prevention of injury, as well as optimization of performance.

Bert Sims, BSc, CSCS: Bert is the owner and operator of Dynamic Physique; an athletic performance and physical development company based out of Langley, BC. He has been involved in the athletics and fitness industry for over eight years. His clientele ranges from elite athletes, bodybuilders, and power lifters to fitness enthusiasts and weekend warriors. Bert’s methods are based in practicality, science and individuality. He strives for his clients to efficiently move with strength, speed and agility; perform highly against competition or at their activity and with optimal health and energy while benefiting their life.

Scott Vass, MHK, RK, CSCS: Scott has worked as a strength and conditioning coach with high school, university, national-level and professional athletes for the past eight years. He began his career as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for Simon Fraser University athletics, before taking a position as the Active Rehabilitation Coordinator at Burnaby Square Orthopedic Centre to increase his knowledge in the injury rehabilitation field. Scott currently works at Level 10 Fitness in North Vancouver as a strength & conditioning coach, as well as the coordinator of the Active Rehabilitation program.

Conference Schedule: Each presentation will be a minimum of 60 minutes in length, including time at the end of the presentation for questions and discussions.

8:00am to 8:30am Conference Registration – Package Pick-Up

8:30am to 8:45am Introduction

8:45am to 10:00am John Gray “How much stability training do you need?"

10:00am to 11:15am
Gerry Ramogida "The Role of Soft Tissue Integrity in Athletic Performance"
Mike Durand “Programming and Organization of Strength Training for Athletes”

11:15am to 11:45am Break – 30 minutes

11:45am to 1:00pm Loren Chiu "Transfer of Training - A Modern View on Specificity"

1:00pm to 2:00pm Lunch Break – 60 minutes

2:00pm to 3:15pm
Bert Sims "High Performance Movement: Transitioning From Elite Athletes to Weekend Warriors"
Chad Benson “Developing One-On-One Battle Strength: Choosing whole body and manual resistance core integrated exercises”

3:15pm to 4:30pm
Chad S. Brenzikofer “Prediction of Injury Through Screening and Movement Assessment”

4:30pm to 4:45pm Break – 15 minutes

4:45pm to 6:00pm
Carmen Bott “Free to Move - Muscle sling systems, unilateral patterns of movement and efficient movement strategies. Exercise prescription for three different training populations: adolescents, adults and aging adults.”
Scott Vass “ Contract-Relax Stretching Methods in Warm-up, Post-Workout & Rehabilitation Settings”

6:00pm to 6:15pm Concluding Remarks

Conference Registration Information: Please do not hesitate to call or e-mail us if you have any questions regarding registration or the conference content in general.
Conference Fee: $275.00 CAD

Regular Registration Due Date: May 24, 2007

Late Registration Fee: $315.00 CAD (May 25, 2007 onwards)

For more information on registration or the conference, please contact Head SFU Strength & Conditioning Coach, Derek Hansen via e-mail at or by phone at 604-291-4059.

NSCA and BCRPA continuing education credits will be available for this event.

Four easy ways to register:
1. By Phone 604-291-4142 (VISA / MasterCard required for payment)
2. By Mail: Attn: SFU Recreation & Athletics
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
(VISA / MC / Cheque)
3. By Fax: 778-782-3425 (VISA / MC)
4. In person (8:30am - 4:00pm) at the General Recreation Counter at SFU Chancellor Gym

Please make cheques payable to: Simon Fraser University

Register today! Seating for this conference is limited.

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