(STEP) Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progressions is an advanced exercise program designed by Ola Grimbsy Institute which is focused on therapeutic exercise Dosage, Design, and Progressions. STEP helps to improve clinical decision making around designing therapeutic exercises, or modifying old ones, to address a specific impairment. Dosing exercise is fundamental to achieving a desired outcome.
This curriculum is build on a foundation of the Medical Exercise Therapy curriculum, developed by Oddvar Holten in Norway in the early 1960’s. This curriculum was the foundation of training for tissue repair, now referred to as mechanotherapy. Ola Grimsby Institute has added to this original curriculum and expanded the understanding of tissue specific dosage for mechanotherapy, neurophysiological concepts for motor learning and muscle activation.