Practical Kinesiology Company
The Science of Performance Training
fire service Performance Courses
Fire Fighter Performance Instructor (24 or 40 Hour Course)
In this three or five day instructor course, firefighters will learn how to improve power, strength, flexibility, endurance, speed, agility, conditioning and movement skills for the everyday tasks required of those who serve in the fire service. The latest cutting edge science and strategies to improve the physical preparedness of all fire service personnel will be addressed.
This course is tailored to the fire service trainer who wants to learn how to perform and instruct others in these methods. Movements will be analyzed and instructional aids available in order for instructors to return and adapt these practices as part of their department’s or academy’s existing training programs.
The FFPI course can be customized to fit the size and needs of your agency. More detailed information is available upon request.
FFP (Fire Fighter Performance) Level 1/ Remediation for Fire Fighters (4 or 8 Hour Course)
The FFP course was specifically designed for firefighters who have to be prepared to deal with the physical demands of the fire service profession. Many firefighters are suffering from or will suffer from unnecessary pain, due to muscular and structural imbalances. This affects their ability to efficiently perform on the job tasks and eventually can lead to debilitating injuries during the performance of their duties and everyday tasks. This course will give those attending a better understanding of the injuries most commonly suffered in the fire service profession, how to prevent the imbalances which can cause them, and minimize the risk of injury occurrence and/or re-occurrence, through PKCO drills/exercises taught in the course. The emphasis is on ‘quality of life’ and restoring the ability to physically perform at a high level. PKCO’s remedial courses are some of the most popular courses offered and usually have an immediate impact on the practitioners who attended this course.
FFP Level 2/ Advanced Remediation for Fire Fighters (4 or 8 Hour Course)
The FFP Level 2 course was specifically designed for firefighters who have previously attended the FFP Level 1 Course. Many firefighters are suffering from or will suffer from unnecessary pain, due to muscular and structural imbalances. This affects their ability to efficiently perform on-the-job tasks and eventually can lead to debilitating injuries during the performance of their duties and everyday tasks. The FFP Level 2 Course builds off of the foundational principles taught in the FFP Level 1 Course and provides firefighters with advanced strategies to reduce structural imbalances and minimize the risk of injury occurrence and/or re-occurrence. Advanced drills and exercises to remediate these common structural imbalances will be taught.
In addition to introducing advanced drills to address the muscular and structural imbalances common to the fire service, the FFP Level 2 course also addresses movement. The muscular and structural imbalances common to firefighters inhibits their ability to move efficiently and safely. Remediating these imbalances prepares fire service personnel to be able to learn ‘how to move’. The TPPO Level 2 course introduces the concepts of ‘moving efficiently’ using drills and exercises to help safely perform all job related functions that require movement. Being able to move efficiently and safely will help reduce and/or minimize injuries on the fire grounds or performing strenuous fire service drills.
FFP Level 3/ Weight Training & Conditioning for Fire Fighters (4 or 8 Hour Course)
This course is ideal for firefighters who lift weights or fire service fitness instructors who instruct weight training and conditioning for their department or academy. Many physical preparation programs and exercises will not improve job related performance and actually contribute to muscle imbalances that increase the risk for severe injury. This course will educate firefighters about weight room safety and correct exercise technique to minimize training injuries and maximize job related performance. In-depth discussions and practical demonstrations of weight lifting and conditioning techniques as well as program design to improve firefighter specific performance will be addressed. Program and exercise modifications based on gender, age, activity levels and past injuries are addressed in this course. Methods taught will help to reduce injuries that are common to the fire service profession, such as those to the rotator cuff, knees and lower back, and improve physical abilities on the fire grounds.