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Developed by Paul Chek, the pioneer of Swiss Ball training for athletes, this course will teach you how to use this excellent tool to improve balance, posture and dynamic strength, plus train righting and tilting reactions. Used in rehabilitation since the 1960’s, Swiss balls are now becoming popular in training environments. There are literally hundreds of uses beyond performing a crunch over the ball! However, as with any training tool correct usage is essential to achieve the results you are seeking. In this comprehensive, highly practical course the personal trainer, athlete, athletic trainer and/or strength coach will learn:

  • The science behind the application of Swiss balls.
  • How to choose the correct size of Swiss ball for optimum training.
  • Stretching techniques
  • Beginner to advanced level exercises for the upper and lower back, abdominals, shoulder girdle, gluteals, hip musculature and lower limbs are included. The exercises cover the entire spectrum of intensity and complexity from the novice exerciser to those appropriate for elite athletes.
  • Well explained precautions for orthopedic conditions.


CEU and CEC Information:

Organisations CEC or CEU Points/Hours
 ACE 0.7
 AFAA 6.5


About the Presenter

Dan Hellman M.S. Physical Therapy, BS Athletic Training, C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 4, CHEK HLC Level 3, CHEK Golf Biomechanic, P~P~S Practitioner, Advanced MTA and Certified St John’s NMT 1-5.

Dan is a registered physical therapist and owns Dan Hellman Holistic Health in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dan’s physical therapy degree comes from an osteopathic-based college, which included both traditional and manual physical therapy. Before opening his own business he worked in several outpatient physical therapy orthopedic centers specializing in sports medicine and spine rehabilitation. Dan had his thesis published in the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy in January of 1999 titled “The Effects of Anterior Thigh Stretching on he Straight Leg Raise Measurement.”

Dan is an avid golfer and works with many golf clients from professionals to amateurs as well as designing individualized health and fitness programs for all types of individuals. During the PPS program, Dan learned that his legacy was to teach heath and fitness to others. He is most proud of his position as a CHEK Faculty member and has a true passion for teaching.

When not living his legacy in the classroom or treating clients in his beautiful studio, Dan loves to golf, travel and spend quiet time reading books on spirituality.


Course Date and Venue

Course title:C.H.E.K. Institute - Swiss Ball Training
Date: 10 July 2010 (Sat)
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Venue: TBA
Fees: S$410 per person
Closing date for registration: 31 May 2010
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