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Clare discusses spinal mechanics with a group of Japanese physiotherapists.

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Course overview — The Janda Approach
This lab-intensive workshop (70% lab, 30% lecture) introduces the theory, research, and concepts of Czech physician Dr. Vladimir Janda (1928 - 2002).

Dr. Janda pioneered the concept of muscle imbalance syndromes, and developed a systematic evaluation and unique treatment approach to musculoskeletal pain syndromes. This workshop provides the scientific evidence to support the role of muscular imbalance in the pathogenesis of musculoskeletal pain. With functional pathologies, the actual cause of pain is rarely at the site of pain.

A systematic evaluation helps clinicians quickly determine the cause of pain to initiate specific treatment using a variety of techniques. Dr. Janda developed a specific proprioceptive exercise program, Sensorimotor Training (SMT), using inexpensive exercise equipment, ideal for clinical or home exercise programs.

Target Audience: Licensed Medical Professionals

Dates: TBA
Instructor:   Clare Frank, PT, DPT, MS
Registration:   TBA

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Video introduction

Click below to watch a short introduction to the Janda Approach. Please visit the Resources page to purchase entire 1-hour lecture.

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Proprioceptive training to the upper quarter using Theraloops.

The Janda Approach to Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes

The Janda Approach to Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes

14 contact hours approved by BOC & California Physical Therapy Association


Clare with her mentor, the late Dr. Vladimir Janda

“Clare is a fantastic teacher. She is clear, concise, and makes difficult concepts easy to understand. She can easily help you figure out how concepts relate to your specific patient or athlete problem, and how to make these concepts tangible for use on Monday morning after her class.”

Sue Falsone, PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball (2007-2013) Founder, S&F: Structure and Function


Clare assesses the postural stability of a participant.

Reference book


Click arrow to read excerpts and order Clare Frank’s book.