Virginia/West Virginia State Clinic / IN-PERSON

Learn, participate and network with colleagues while earning CEUs. Hosted by the state/provincial directors and regional coordinators, this local event brings cutting-edge research and application to your backyard.

February 04, 2023 | Winchester, VA | 0.8 CEUs Category A


Valley Health Wellness & Fitness Center
401 Campus Blvd
Winchester, VA 22601

Hosted by:
Barry Parker, PhD, CSCS,*D

Jessica Graham, EdD, NSCA-CPT


Event Itinerary - Saturday, February 4
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Check-in & On-site Registration
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
A Best Practice Resistance Training Protocol for General and Special Populations
by Jeff Young, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• How clients can safely progress and develop strength
• What "underdosing" means and how to avoid it
• The development of clinically safe, periodized programs
• How to merge disease and musculoskeletal special considerations/precautions within overall programming

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Fascial Considerations for Injured and Adaptive Athletes
by Danny Foley, MS, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D

Learning Objectives:
• Understand basic fascial anatomy
• How injury compromises fascial function
• Training considerations for injured and adaptive athletes

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Preparing Adaptive Athletes to Compete in Para-powerlifting
by Kyle O’Toole, MS, CSCS,*D, RSCC

In this presentation we will discuss factors that influence the sport training process as adaptive athletes train for para-powerlifting. We will review the principles of strength and conditioning (Individuality, Specificity, Overload, Progression, Diminishing Returns, and Reversibility) and how they directly affect human performance for adaptive athletes. We will also look at periodization schemes that can be used to prepare adaptive athletes for the sport of para-powerlifting. Lastly, we will discuss the similarities/differences in the training process for able-bodied and adaptive athletes. 

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
The Diabetic Athlete
by Jon Kilian, DPT, CSCS, CSPS and Justin Kilian, PhD, CSCS,*D

Learning Objectives:
• Understand the pathophysiology of Type I Diabetes
• Assess the influence of Type I Diabetes on performance
• Develop tools to work around the specific needs of diabetic athletes

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch (provided)
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Youth LTAD
by James Frisby and Angela Orsini, MS

This presentation will introduce the basics and foundation of overall athletic development. We will cover proper warm-ups, appropriate strength training, and how to build an athlete's confidence.

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
The Power to Overcome: Long-Term Brain Recovery Through Adaptive Fitness
by Alexander Lavallis and Logan-Ann Bruce

Learning Objectives:
• Understand the intrinsic and extrinsic components of neuroplasticity for clients living with neurological conditions
• Demonstrate adaptive exercise interventions to promote neuroplasticity
• Demonstrate the relationship between neuroplasticity and technology intervention using the Indego exoskeleton

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Adapting Training Modalities to Enhance Connective Tissues, Tendon Health, and Injury Resiliency in the Specialized Athlete (hands-on)
by Christopher Armel, MS, CSCS

Learning Objectives:
• High velocity movements create stiff tendons, which leads to increased performance; however, specialized athletes get those movements on the field so we keep those movements out of the weight room
• Strength training @ 80% 1RM at different velocities/tempos allows the muscle end of the tendon to have a better ability to stretch (i.e. make the muscle more injury resilient)
• Our goal is to get the athlete to move their body weight as an external load, then move it at different velocities. This allows us to train for tendon health and increases in speed.

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Sled Training to Fit Any Population (hands-on)
by Brandon Holder, CSCS

Learning Objective:
• Demonstrate how to utilize the sled as an appropriate exercise tool to accommodate various individuals, goals, and time of year (in season, off season, etc.)


Thru Jan 24 After Jan 24*
NSCA Member Rate $85 $125
Student Rate $30 $40
Non-Member Rate $105 $145

*If sufficient quantities are unavailable, onsite and late registrants may not receive lunch, t-shirt, etc. (if applicable).

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Will I receive the speaker PowerPoint presentations?
    If they are available, you will receive them via email within 2 weeks after the event.

    Will I receive a Certificate of Attendance?
    Yes. A certificate will be emailed to you approximately 2 weeks after the event.

    How do I report my CEUs?
    The NSCA will automatically apply the CEUs to your NSCA Account. If you need to report CEUs elsewhere, you may use the Certificate of Attendance.

    Can anyone register for this event?
    Yes. Anyone who is interested in an NSCA Event can register.

    Do I need a Membership to register?
    No. You only need an NSCA Account to register. If you do not have one, you can create one for free.


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