Plinth to Podium

Taking you inside the entire framework of ORKA Performance

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Our Why

ORKA Education was built as a curated platform for allied health practitioners, where knowledge, systems and execution can lead to an immediate and direct impact on patient outcomes. When we took a look at the current landscape of continuing education offerings across the fields, we felt it was packed full of courses that purely taught pain modulatory techniques, and it revealed gaps in several topics we felt crucial for optimizing client outcomes in the long-term, and that allowed practitioners to navigate the entire rehabilitation journey. The goal at ORKA Education is to provide a focused educational curriculum and tactical framework, centered around rehabilitation and performance principles.

Plinth to Podium is ORKA Education’s flagship offering. This immersive weekend takes you through the entire ORKA system of Rehab & Performance. There really is no stones left un-turned after the weekend. During Plinth to Podium you will get the opportunity to network, connect, and learning from industry leading professionals in all facets.

It’s a weekend to remember that will surely let you level up your practice & coaching ability.

INTRODUCING PLINTH TO PODIUM

INTRODUCING

PLINTH TO PODIUM

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The modules

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THE FEMALE ATHLETE INITIATIVE

Learning all about the female athlete and how we as therapists/coaches can support our athletes and clients further. This module will take a deep dive into the menstrual cycle, it's phases, and how we can be hormonally aware for our athletes.

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THE BUSINESS OF REHAB

Business is incredibly hard and this module will go through all the lessons, wins, and failures that have lead us to where we are today. This will go through our client retention system, sales conversations, aquisition strategies, and methods that have worked for us.

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BRIDING THE GAP

This module is a staple within plinth to podium. We will outline everything needed to be successful in the early stages of performance rehab. This will go through our foundation and tissue integration phase while outlining exactly how we manage different athletes in this phase.

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LINEAR GAIT MECHANICS + SPEED DEVELOPMENT

From start to finish we will go through exactly how we get our athletes moving days after surgery with our linear gait mechanic continuum. Then we will dive into all things speed development and how to put the icing on the cake for all your athletes and clients.

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STRENGTH AND POWER MODELS

Strength and conditioning principles, periodization models, force velocity curve application, objective metrics in s&c, programming systems, exercise selection through strength capacity phasing, building the performance puzzle.

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PERFORMANCE TESTING

One of the most popular modules on p2p. In performance testing we will through our entire testing protocol for all of the main injuries we see at orka. This will go through capacity based testing, psychological readiness, and the entire suite of vald performance products and how we analyze and make decisions with the data.

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CHANGE OF DIRECTION/AGILITY

Often times this is one of the most neglected aspects of performance based rehabilitation. In this block you will learn all things change of direction and how we prepare the athlete for more complex agility based programming.

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ENERGY SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

Is conditioning the forgotten sibling in strength and conditioning? Most of the time it is. We will dive into our energy system models and how we implement the concept of mas with our athletes to individualize the prescription of conditioning.

BRENDAN DEFORGE

OWNER, RTP

"What the team over here at ORKA has done is just so incredible. I think it’s so much more above and beyond, it’s really where the rehab industry needs to be from a systems stand point, from a team standpoint, from a culture standpoint. I really took a lot away from a systems standpoint and also stuff that you can just put into practice right away. It really is all there. It’s something that truly should transform anyones practice.

I honestly feel like the guys and the team here are taking the industry to a place that it absolutely needs to be. “

Meet your mentors

TRAVIS GAUDET,

MSc.PT., BSc.Kin., FCAMPT., Dip.Manip.PT., GunnIMS., CAFCI

Co-Owner, Director of Rehabilitation, Advanced Practice Clinician Physiotherapist

Travis, a 2013 Dalhousie University Masters of Physiotherapy graduate, received his 2018 Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy, earning FCAMPT Fellowship and mentoring with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association's Orthopedic Division. Hailing from Charlottetown, PEI, Travis is on Physiotherapy Alberta’s restricted activity roster for spinal manipulation, diagnostic imaging, and dry needling. Certified in Gunn IMS, Acupuncture, and Diagnostic Imaging, he can order X-rays, MSK Ultrasounds, and MRIs when necessary. With secondary certifications in therapies like Stretch to Win and Mulligan Concepts, Travis is committed to evidence-based rehabilitation, injury prevention, and empowering patients/athletes toward a functional, pain-free lifestyle.

TAYLOR EVERNDEN,

MSc Exercise Science, BSc. Kin, ASCA L2, CSEP CPT.

Co-Owner, Director of Performance.

Taylor, with a Bachelors in Kinesiology from the University of Saskatchewan and a Masters in Strength & Conditioning from Edith Cowan University, spent 3 years as a player with the U of S Huskies Men's Soccer Team. As the former Head of Sport Science/Strength & Conditioning at the Calgary Foothills Soccer Club, he oversaw athletic development for various teams. Taylor founded ORKA in late 2019 and has extensive consulting experience with organizations like Canada Soccer and Vancouver Whitecaps. With a background as the Performance Coach for the University of Calgary Men’s Soccer Program and Women’s Field Hockey Program, he has a strong focus on ACL Rehabilitation and return to sport rehab. Outside of work, Taylor enjoys various activities, including golfing and participating in the local men's soccer league, reflecting his passion for the job.

pricing

YOUR INVESTMENT

PLINTH TO PODIUM

$2000

DATES: MARCH 22-24, 2024

NOVEMBER 22-24, 2024

OUR GUARANTEE.

OUR GUARANTEE.

We are so confident in the Plinth to Podium Course that we will offer a 100% money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with everything that you learn while you embark on the immersive weekend.

We will ensure you that this is a system that you can implement into your business on Day 1. This is a guaranteed way to increase the life time value of your customer and offer a service that not many can compete with.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How does this course work?

P2P is a weekend long, in person course that runs from Friday-Sunday on whichever weekend we run it. The mix is theoretical and practical based learning that truly increases the value you bring to your practice on day 1.

How is this course different from other resources on the market?

This course is a pioneer in the industry of rehabiliation. In traditional education advanced performance based rehab is not touched on frequently, if at all. This course will take a deep dive into all aspects of ORKA and how we work with our athletes.

Is this course only for physiotherapists?

With our courses, we've had intakes from all over Canada, including Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Ontario, Quebec, Sasketchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. We've had an integrated mix of exercise physiologists, physiotherapists, physicians, chiropractors, and massage therapists and we welcome anyone who wants to further their knowledge in performance based rehab.

Do I need to take any pre-requisite courses or be in practice as a practitioner for a certain period of time before I take the course?

Not at all. There's no preliminary requirements, and all levels of practitioner are welcome.

Can I connect with my peers from the course?

Yes, you all will be added to an exclusive SLACK channel, where you can ask questions re: current cases, business frameworks, rehab frameworks etc... This is monitored daily by your instructors, so you have access to continued feedback.

Can I get a refund?

We are confident in our systems and frameworks, and have seen them work well in practice. So much so, we offer a money back guarantee. A full refund would be commensurate on the demonstration of participation within the courses, and application/utilization of the course material.

OFFICE HOURS

9am - 5pm Monday - Friday

OFFICE HOURS

3pm-10pm Monday-Thursday

8am-3pm Friday

10am-4pm Sunday

Rehabilitation Hours

7am-8pm Monday-Friday + Saturday

CONTACT US

  • CALGARY: Unit 160 11358 Barlow Trail NE - Located across the street from the Mercedes Benz Dealership

  • EDMONTON: Unit 220 167 Provincial Avenue - Located Upstairs and beside Fix Auto.

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