Last weekend i had to opportunity to attend SWIS symposium in Mississauga Ontario. For the second year in a row it was an unbelievable experience. First I need to thank dr Ken Kinakin for all of the work he had to put in to make this event possible. Probably one of the best lineup of speakers I have ever seen under the same roof. Events like this one are great to learn new things and meet big names of the industry. It is also one of the few events where presenters stay to hang out and listen to other presentations during the weekend instead of just leaving when they are done. This creates opportunity to interact with them on different subjects and get their opinion on something you might never see them presenting about. Personally I like to go and listen to people that have new and mind expanding ideas, that create questioning and expand your perspective. It’s crucial to be able to reconsider the way your are working with athletes and clients to keep improving continually.
Since this website is all about giving useful informations and advices that can help you improve yourself and your business, I will go through a couple of presentations that had a huge impact on myself during these two days and will try to link crucial informations that came out during these 90 minutes. I will limit myself to 4 presentations but I could have talked about the 10 I have seen. There is also 30 more presentations that i wasn’t able to see because we have to choose one of four every 90 minutes. If you want to know more all 40 videos will be available for purchase in 8-10 weeks on the SWIS website.
For the second year in a row, Dr Dhanani really blew my mind with his presentation. The impact of his research in the field of German medicine and the clinical application that he is coming with can literally change the way we are working. As a ND, doctor Dhanani uses tons of different method to help his patients reach optimal health and performance. The one the I found the most innovative is the use of lasers and frequencies to heal the body. Bringing the human body to optimal frequency is crucial to get the best communication between cells. The usual recommendations to go walk bare feet outside and not use your cell phone too much are the norm, but he also recommend to shield your bed with swiss shields to avoid being exposed to EMF during the night and the fazup for your cellphone. The go even further he uses machines such as the MORA bioresonance machine to bring your body (or part of your body) back to optimal frequency, to help recovery of injury and diagnose problems or stressors that could prevent you from reaching your goals. He also brought up the concept of BioGeometry that he used to build his clinic that was a new thing for me. I almost finished my first book on the subject by dr Ibrahim Karim if you want to check it out. There is so much more dr Dhanani does that it would require a whole post just on his work but
Eoin is the founder of the Irish Strength Institute. For those of you who never saw him presenting live it’s a great experience! The energy he has and the way he keeps the crowd on their feet is very impressive. Even if you don’t get anything else form the presentation, you should definitely inspire yourself of his way of presenting. I guarantee that nobody in the room was sleeping on their seat! The best part is that you learn a lot too! The whole presentation was on ways to help your client recover and how to monitor the progress through HRV. We have been using HRV here too with our clients with great success so far, it’s fairly cheap, super easy to do and to understand for your athletes and clients. He also talked about using 23andme genetic test to help find stressors on the genetic level to help reduce the load on your client’s body. Other points like trampoline for lymphatic drainage, sauna therapy and the heart math program were also covered by Eoin.
Dr Roth has his own approach to help the body recover from “old” (or new) injuries. His approach called Matrix repaterning is really interesting in the way that you can detect easily (well it seemed to be in his demos) these injuries and reduce the impact they can have on the body. I will definitely need to learn more on the subject but he is able to make sure no muscles are inhibited which can assure your clients a much faster and safer progression. You can do a lot with your hands but he also uses an electromagnetic device that he developed in collaboration with a University to help go even deeper and find injuries that were hidden before with manual testing only. Making sure that all the muscle are functioning optimally is a big part of our philosophy and this approach opens new possibilities for detection and reparterning.
Christian came up with a system that can be hard to grasp when you only read the title fo the presentation. Isometrics to help improve flexibility, explosivity and hypertrophy? When you start listening to his presentation it all starts to make sense. It’s all bout working muscles in an elongated state, in a safe manner , with quasi isometric force applied to it. Using this system will help you thicken tendons, increase dynamic mobility, increase IGF-1 receptor sensitivity and increase motor pattern programming (technique). It also has to ability to modulate the presence of mTOR which has such a big impact on mitochondria and metabolism. (if you want to know more about mTOR i recommend listening to Tim Ferris latest podcast where he talks with 3 researchers on the subject). I haven’t use it myself yet but will definitely try it in the next couple of days. Christian is always super interesting and a great presenter that you need to see someday.
These are only a few of the seminars that we attended. Other presenters were really interesting such as dr Anil Makkar that works with TMJ problems to help you rebalance your posture to increase your strength and endurance or Paul Chek that is always a great presenter with a TON of knowledge and subjects that not many health practitioners would dare venturing in. I’ve heard great things about every presentation so I would definitely keep an eye open for the videos to be able to learn as much as possible from all the presenters!