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The Ortho-Kinetics® Institute


The Ortho-Kinetics® Institute is dedicated to research, development and advanced educational training programs for professional trainers, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Clinical Massage Therapists and other health and fitness professionals.

The Ortho-Kinetics® Institute will also produce new educational resources, products, and tools for the advancement of human health and performance. The scope of Ortho-Kinetics® both in practice and in instruction is focused in the areas of Advanced Assessment methods, Corrective & Performance Based Exercise Programming and Biomechanically based Training Techniques. We also integrate and are a provider for specialized manual therapies and soft tissue techniques.

The Ortho-Kinetics® Institute is based within the TELOS Fitness Center and headquarters for the Ortho-Kinetics® Trainer, and Ortho-Kinetics® Therapist programs. These programs are the most extensive educational and training programs within the industry totaling over 500 hours of intense class work, hands-on training, some independent study and internships. These programs are designed for career minded personal trainers, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and other industry professionals who seek advanced education and strive to improve their assessment, programming and training skills.

The Ortho-Kinetics® Trainer program consists of, the “Professional” Trainer (PTR) and the “Specialist” Trainer (STR) courses. These programs are designed to produce extremely knowledgeable, skilled and proficient physical trainers.  Ortho-Kinetics® Trainers will be well prepared to be leading trainers within the fitness industry skilled in providing Advanced Assessment Methods, effective programming systems, and will be armed with literally hundreds of new Proprietary Corrective and Performance Based exercise movements. Ortho-Kinetics® Trainers will also be specially trained to work along-side and in cooperation with other health providers such as Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Occupational Therapists, and Clinical Massage Therapists as post-rehab and preventative exercise specialists

The Ortho-Kinetics® Therapist program is also comprised of two consecutive courses, the “Advanced” Therapist (ATX) and the “Master” Therapist (MTX). The Therapist level courses will empower Ortho-Kinetics® Trainer/ Therapists to legally perform specific “clothes-on” manual therapies and tissue treatment techniques, such as “Muscle Activation Techniques” (MAT)  &  “Active Release Techniques” (ART). Ortho-Kinetics® Therapists will learn to integrate such specialized manual therapies and tissue treatments into their corrective and performance training to help correct muscular imbalances, improve movement performance and help eliminate pain beyond what training or treatment can accomplish alone.

The Ortho-Kinetics® Trainer program consists of 8 interdependent (18) hour modules.

  • All modules within each course level are intricately linked but not necessarily sequential allowing students to take missed modules at future dates.
  • All modules are 18hr CEC approved for most major certifications, therefore they can be taken individually to simply gather new information and maintain mandatory continuing education credits.
  • All modules are intentionally limited to small groups to emphasize individual attention, promote higher student participation, & maximize the learning process.
  • For those with challenging schedules, modules can also be scheduled to take through private tutoring sessions for an incremental fee.
  • All lectures & hands-on training modules are taught by Everett Aaberg, and his top Ortho-Kinetics® Trainer / Therapists on-site at the TELOS Fitness Center.


Course Descriptions:

Ortho-Kinetics® “Professional” Trainer: Ortho-Kinetics® PTr

This course begins with helping students to become familiar with the highly integrated structure and function of the human body. We believe that acquiring a deep knowledge of how the body was designed to move is critical for learning how to optimally assess, program and train to improve overall movement and bio-motor abilities. This course provides a foundation for learning Advanced Assessment Methods and develops an understanding of the science and art of effective exercise programming. This course focuses primarily on teaching students to begin to master new corrective and performance based exercises along with the endless techniques, modifications and progressions necessary to address the individual needs and variety of goals of all their clients.

Ortho-Kinetics® “Specialist” Trainer: Ortho-Kinetics® STr

Specialists should have completed and tested out of the Ortho-Kinetics® “Professional” Trainer program if interested in actual “certification” as opposed to continuing education. The “Specialist” course will empower trainers with advanced assessment methods and teach them to use this information to better select, group and organize specific exercises into effective corrective and performance based programs. The ability to provide a comprehensive assessment and discover a client’s or patient’s present level of joint function, muscular imbalances, postural deviations, and movement pattern compensations is critical for accurately design appropriate exercise routines. This course will also continue to add new proprietary exercises to expand trainer’s programming options and better address the specific needs and performance goals for their clients.

Ortho-Kinetics® “Advanced” TherapistOrtho-Kinetics® ATx

Advanced Therapists should have completed and tested out of the Ortho-Kinetics® “Specialist” Trainer program if interested in actual “certification” as opposed to continuing education.  Entering the Ortho-Kinetics® “Therapist” track will involve the desire for Ortho-Kinetics® Trainers or already existing licensed clinical therapists, Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers or Chiropractors to begin acquiring the skills to provide specialized manual therapies & soft tissue treatments as a part of their professional practice. These therapies are conducive with the assessment methods, programming, and the unique corrective & performance based exercises learned in the previous “trainer” levels. This 96 hour course prepares and empowers students to begin to integrate specific forms of manual therapies to help correct muscular imbalances, improve joint function, and increase overall movement performance.

Ortho-Kinetics®“Master”TherapistOrtho-Kinetics® MTx


Course Schedules and costs

The 2014 module dates for the Ortho-Kinetics® “Professional” Trainer (PTr) are set as follows. Additional schedules for the Ortho-Kinetics® “Specialist” Trainer (STr),  Ortho-Kinetics® Advanced” Therapist (ATx) & Ortho-Kinetics® Master Therapist (MTx) beginning in 2015 are coming soon!


Individual Module – $399.00

Full Course – (prepay for all eight modules) – $2,500.00, *save $700.00 off retail
(contract commitment to pay for the full eight modules in monthly installments) – $2,792 *save $400 off retail

*Special group rates available for 5 or more participants
*Cancellations will result in a fee of $500.

Contact Mallory Nwaokai register at 972-386-2536 or mnwaokai@telosfitnesscenter.com
DOWNLOAD the Registration Form here.

2014 DALLAS Module Dates:

Ortho-Kinetics® “Professional” Trainer – (PTr)

Module 1 April 4-5
Module 2 May 2-3
Module 3 June 6-7
Module 4 July 11-12
Module 5 Aug 8-9
Module 6 Sept 5-6
Module 7 Oct 3-4
Comprehensive Review, Ortho-Kinetics® Professional Level Certification, written and practical re-testing Nov 7-8

Ortho-Kinetics® “Specialist” Trainer – (STr)

Module 1 Nov 21-22
Module 2 Dec 19-20
Module 3 Jan 16-17, 2015
Module 4 Feb 20-21, 2015
Module 5 March 20-21, 2015
Module 6 April 17-18, 2015
Module 7 May 15-16, 2015
Comprehensive Review, Ortho-Kinetics® Professional Level Certification, written and practical re-testing TBD

 2014 KANSAS CITY* Module Dates:

Woodside Health & Tennis Club

Ortho-Kinetics® “Specialist” Trainer – (STr)

1.  March 21-23, 2014
2.  May 30-June 1, 2014
3.  August 15-17, 2014
4.  October 24-26, 2014
5.  December 5-7, 2014

*These classes are open to the public and may be a better option for those in the area.

 2014 SEATTLE* Module Dates:

Island Fitness

Ortho-Kinetics® “Professional” Trainer – (PTr)

1.  December 11-14, 2013
2.  January 22-25, 2014
3.  February 26-March 1, 2014
4.  March 26-29, 2014
5.  April 23-26, 2014
6.  June 25-28, 2014
7.  September 17-20, 2014

*These classes are open to the public and may be a better option for those in the area.

Ortho-Kinetics® “Specialist” Trainer – (ATXTBD

Ortho-Kinetics® “Advanced” Therapist – (ATXTBD

Ortho-Kinetics® “Master” Therapist – (MTXTBD