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What People Say

Participant feedback – these are professionals who have completed workshops with Doug


• “The course was fantastic and Doug Heel is AWESOME. What a great teaching style and so knowledgeable and interesting. I thoroughly loved the course and was using it with my clients the next day.”

• “Doug Heel’s activation techniques (from his DVD) are amazing, in fact I wouldn’t be surprised if I was burnt at the stake after the results I am getting and I am using these techniques on a super- sceptical GP friend after a THR and he’s now planning on skiing next year Thanks Doug wow!!!! Can’t wait for the course in Nov”

• “Just to let you know I had a brilliant weekend, absolutely loved the course! It was so much more than what I was expecting it to be, Doug is great and really fun to learn from. Looking forward to doing level 2 whenever that comes around.”

• “Changes my perspective on my training and how I train my clients and pass on info to them. Fantastic!”

• “Enjoyed the relaxed and informal interaction, no wasting time on nonsense. Straight to the point.”

• “Absolutely amazing course! …so inspirational.”

• “Thoroughly enjoyed course. Discovered new and interesting approach to performance enhancement and rehabilitation.”

• “The most exciting and simple way to get yourself and your clients moving freely.”

• “Very interesting – makes your vision wider and challenges your thinking patterns. Truly enjoyed it thoroughly – Thank you.”

• “Great presenter – energetic and really connecting to course attendants. WOW experience!”

• “Outstanding course and very inspiring – I like his approach and passion.”

• “Excellent presenter with immeasurable energy and passion for what he does.”

• “Very charismatic presenter who could hold your attention effortlessly all the time.”

• “Hi I attended Fitpro this weekend and i have to say Douglas was by far the highlight of the event”

• “Demonstrations were fantastic. Really helpful in pointing out factors which I couldn’t understand.”

• “The course has opened my eyes to a new way to assess and treat patients. An excellent use of the 2 days.”

• “Truly inspiring, made me re-think my entire outlook on my work ethic and also outlook on life. Would recommend this course to anyone who would listen!”

• “One of the most exhilarating courses I have ever been on. Everything I now do will have some kind of impact!”
• “Best movement course – bar none!”

• “Excellent presentation – I can use this stuff tomorrow!”

• “This has been a wonderful experience. I have had a great shift in thinking. My body feels amazing after being activated and I am looking forward to getting my patients feeling like this.”

• “Fantastic – really enjoyed the course! For me the practical component was fantastic. Really great part was using the material straight away. Would really recommend this course.”

• “Challenged my perceptions – I really can’t find a weakness. Mind Boggling stuff.”

• “Most enjoyable course I have been on so far. Best results that you can actually see and feel.”

• “It was an eye opening course. Enjoyed the practical side of the course, and the fact that it was readily re-assessable. Quick and easy techniques with minimal effort on my part.”

• “A most incredible course – it was mind blowing and a real thought provoker! Douglas has an amazing knowledge and imparts it with so much energy!!”

• “Brilliant and awesome! Can’t wait to put it all into practice with those chronic bogged-down syndromes. This may enable me to wave that magic wand!” – Wasela

• “Doug has an amazing gift to teach!” – Adele

• “Very, very thought provoking and stimulating. Opens up a whole new world for treatments” – Patricia

• “Doug really has the gift to teach. I learned a lot about myself! The content was just enough to absorb and have confidence to repeat” -Jean

• “An awesome course; very easy going and user-friendly. The techniques are all amazing. Thank you very much” – Liesl

• “Doug presents his content well, keeps our attention and keeps it fun as well as sharing a lot of info at the same time!” – Line

• “Fun, nice to experience everything yourself; not Boring!!!” – Naomi

• “This course challenged my ordinary regimes, which is great and hopefully will give me better tools to be more effective!” – Dorothy

• “Wonderful course! Finally someone, a physio, with a philosophy!” – Marth

• “Wonderfully interactive and fun; Nice to have small groups which makes it more personal. Immediately applicable information” – Kim

• “A most incredible course – it was mind blowing and a real thought provoker! Douglas has an amazing knowledge and imparts it with so much energy!!” – Janine.

• “Absolutely brilliant course, the most enjoyable and quite eye opening concept! Douglas was an amazing teacher, definitely learned so much that I can’t wait to get to work to teach and empower my patients as well as my colleagues! It is such a stimulating and mind blowing course. I loved it. It was a great experience to be part of. Thank you so much Doug.” – Dayani

• “An excellent course to make a revolutionary change to you and your patients way of being through a hands on approach to the body. Use manual techniques to influence the mind and body to make them strong, with easy patient led programme involved. I can’t wait to help myself and my patience of this technique.” – Nick

• “In the last two days I have never been this amazed. As a physio, I’ve often found myself asking, is there anything more we can do? and why are we so often doing the same recipe with different clients? maybe I found the answer this weekend. If not for my clients indefinitely for myself! It’s been great being able to have attended this course.” – Inge

• “That a South African is a world leader in a revolutionary program that is set to redefine all movement forever is outstanding. Congrats Doug!! May your star shine brighter and brighter!!” – Yusuf.

• “It was an eye opening course. Enjoyed the practical side of the course, and the fact that it was readily re-assessable. Quick and easy techniques with minimal effort on my part” – Vanessa.

• “Very practical and can be used immediately” – Angela.

• “Mind blowing course! I can use us with every single patient I treat-tomorrow! I only came because Craig advised me to attend. His advice was offered to me because he knows I’m always looking for new and powerful techniques. The course has massively exceeded my expectations and I suppose all have to thank him some time.” – Sophie

• “Great course, shifts paradigms. Challenges current treatments” – Kobus.

• “Content new and exciting, Good practice – felt self confident with my ability to do this with patients” – Caty.

• “Fantastic energetic presentation. Immediately recognizing amazing posture and freedom of Doug. “Cool, funky and lots of fun” I am going to enjoy presenting different approach – with some specific patients in mind” – Bryan.

• “This is amazing. I am hoping it changes the scope of my practice” – Leslie.

• “Good one on one interaction with all attending. Provides lots and lots of food for thought! Magic” – Vimistra.

• “Mind blowing!! Can’t wait to try it!” – Jayshree.

• “New out of the box thinking / info compared to old physio info” – Nicholas.

• “Course was awesome!” -Jane.

• “Very useful, practical and informative.”

• “It’s Martha, I wanted to pass on to you a huge thank you for the course as I can’t believe how amazing and different I feel. I am so happy, relaxed and empowered in a chilled way and I really can’t quite believe it. If I do nothing else with what I learned other than just continue to be me it will have been more than worth it. My friends used to call me Dory who is the nervous and forgetful fish in finding nemo but now I am so a turtle, chilled, relaxed and happy! I am very much looking forward to continuing my own journey and to work with dancers and explore the possibilities without feeling pressured or inadequate just enjoying it. Enjoy the rest of your time in the UK and I really look forward to meeting you again in the future.Thank you so much. Martha”
Martha Wiekens MSc, Master rehab trainer & Running coach

• “The best thing is that you obtain immediate results that your patients can see straight away, which definitely makes you, and more importantly makes them, feel like you have done a lot for their recovery.”

• “This approach makes more sense than any method I have learned before!”

• “You think you know how the body works but this course teaches you how it really works! It also goes further than just the physical body and looks at the mind-body link which is utterly fascinating.”

• “The most beneficial thing about the course for me was actually my own journey of discovery which wasn’t what I was expecting actually. I found a way to learn and deal with my own body and mind which has in turn enabled me to help others dot he same much more effectively.”

• “A good course for switching the body on and getting activated!”

• “Really brought to light the answers to some long standing questions”

• “Wasn’t too sure what to expect but rated course highly.”

• “Very interesting approach. A way of getting the glutes and psoas to work with out the usual endless exercises the patient isn’t likely to do. In the clinic I have found the approach works well with patients with severe radiating leg pain from disc problems. Small sample so far but looks very promising.”

• “a new and innovative approach to looking at patients that has immediate response. It builds on other methods and ways of assessing patients that have been learnt and acquired over many years of clinical practice. Made sense of the reasons why I had not managed to clear symptoms in some of my patients previously”

• “Totally different. Great for linking mind and body together. A way to look at the whole body and not just the injury. Easy to perform the techniques and quick results.”

• “For a fascinatingly different way to look at mind body relationship and get results then go for this course”

• “- quick, instantaneous results – improvements are easily measurable and observable; also clients are able to perceive the change too which is great feedback for themselves in the process of ‘healing’ and getting better – gives you that edge in helping to reduce symptoms and enhance performance – mind and body working together as one unit – a better understanding of how the body works, stress, emotions and compensation patterns”Another good system to work to when assessing clients as a whole. Results also speak for themselves!”

• “A whole different treatment approach with what I see as huge implications for the direction of physiotherapy practice. It will leave you asking some big questions about your current practice.”

• “Excellent, well worth the money.”

• “Im not a technical person – and I find it a bit confusing on some courses – what I loved about this course and Dougs delivery of it does what it says on the title – there was no faffing around. Simple instructions delivered in a fun and exciting way – made you want to learn and practice – I loved the way Doug told us to get out there and do it staight away and it didnt matter if it didnt we didnt get it right staight away – I like it was a learning curve and no prescriptives – thank u Doug”

• “Broadened and changed my thinking which has extended my scope of practice.”

• “Be Activated is by far the most useful course I have ever taken for my own development and for that of my clients. The activation techniques that I took away with me were simple, effective and easy to use straight away. Doug’s energy and enthusiasm for the subject made the experience. It was a breath of fresh air to be taught by such an inspirational teacher. Thank you :-)”

• “Doug Heel’s course is a must for not just physiotherapists, other therapists would definitely benefit from attending this course. He presents it in such a relaxed manner, but manages to keep everyone on their toes, so you learn so much more, very lively at times. I feel I can pass on to my clients all the new techniques from the course and they will love the results.”

• “Beneficial and entertaining”

• “It has opened my mind to a more positive outlook on client care and attention.”

• “If you would like to add some new techniques to your toolbox this is the course for you. Simple, straightforward & easy to use on your first client.”

• “Douglas has managed to put alot of aspects of movement into context whilst keeping it simple with a clear framework. It will provoke a whole new avenue of thoughts.”

• “The course was very different and surprising. I have learnt some immediately useful manual techniques that I have tried at least 20 times in the last week and have to admit, that against my initial perceptions, have produced some spectacular results before my very eyes surprising both me, and my patients! This stuff is great from a patient “buy in” perspective.”

• “I found the course extremely interesting. I went into it with no expectations and after finishing it was extremely impressed with what a holistic approach that it was to treatment and that the results were amazing. I have used it on myself and on patients with really good results. I would highly recommend going on this course.”

• “Just wanted to extend my gratitude to you for allowing me access to the course with Doug. It was extremely interesting and informative and certainly activated some parts of me that needed a wake up call. PhysioUk is doing a great job by getting trainers in to share their skills”

• “Fantastic Course. Doug is awesome”

• “A really different course that equips you to go into your practice and use what you have learnt straight away. It is also made really good fun with how Doug delivers the content and he has lots of interesting stories to tell along the way! Highly recommended.”

• “One of the first courses that I have attended in a long time that you can actually start using immediately. Doug was superb, challenging yet showed great empathy. The mix of different professions was also interesting, as different questions were raised.”

• “This course is definitely the missing link in any kind of bodywork. The course content was very easy to follow and the results speak for themselves.”

• “It’s an amazing course with totally different ideas and techniques that will change the way you look at the body and your approach to the patients”

• “Quick tricks for muscle activation that will engage patients in treatment”

• “Fantastic, worth every penny, you learn some amazing techniques that save you as a therapist a lot of time and effort”

• “Easily applied techniques with instant results, We were activated too felt great after the course!”

• “This course will alter the way you perform your future physiotherapeutic practices”

• “I have been trying to rediscover a lost body movement for 2 years. Now Doug has shown me how to uncover it in a quick and easy way, if not slightly uncomfortable. The new movement is well worth the short discomfort though.”

• “Doug’s approach is refreshing in it’s simplicity yet incredibly powerful – before the course ends you’ll have a deeper knowledge of function and more than likely yourself too. But most importantly you can apply it immediately to your clients and start getting better, faster results.”

• “This is a fantastic course for any physical therapist/trainer who wishes to have their basic assumptions challenged of how the body works and moves. They need to be prepared to take full part in the practicals which can be uncomfortable and Doug may use use his keen insight into individuals coping strategies to disarm you of your unconscious defensive physical patterns which are bound up in your entire being. Heavy? Fortunately not as Doug’s main aim of his courses is to have fun with people.”

• “The ideas behind malfunctioning biomechanics of the musculature and how things should be for optimal movement was so clear you would wonder why this wasn’t taught during our training. Fantastic course which will challenge your beliefs.”

• “It made me reopen all the closed thoughts i had developed about how the musculo-skeletal system. It made me have the same enthusiasm post course as i did with Brian Mulligan 20 years previous!”

• “this course has opened up new horizons, and got me to think a little more outside the box. It has helped me in my practice and intergrates well with what I teach”

• “The course was excellent, the techniques that Douglas Heel used really works!! Have used on clients already and the results are instant.”

• “Excellent, very enjoyable course that can be used in practise immediately with fantastic results.”
• “Fabulous course and terrific fun!”

• “This course gives you an insight into dysfunction and it is very fun and easy to understand. The material is easy to incorporate into practise and results can be seen from day one. doug is also a laugh :)”

• “The course did what it said on the packet!”

• “Just keep remembering stuff from the course and it reinforced stuff I’ve forgotten I knew!”

• “Douglas is a true master…I loved every minute of it”

• “It’s rare you go on a course that really blows your mind, but this one did. Mainly for physios and other therapists looking for more tools in their box, Be Activated uses kinesiology testing and massage/pressure point techniques to help activate muscle groups that are otherwise switched off. It’s a cross between superpractical and supermagical. All the participants on the weekend I attended were astounded by the immediate changes in people’s habits, body movements, strength and so on” – Penny (Brighton Healthy Magazine Review)

• “Most unusual clinical tip ever received – sing to your patients!”

• “It blew me away. Totally Awesome.”

• “Doug Hell is brilliant, it was the 2nd time of attending level one for me cos there is so much to learn from him.”
• “A truly remarkable course. The best physio course that I have ever attended. Firstly Doug’s enthusiasm and knowledge is inspiring. Secondly it really works and is instant. Thirdly I was able to use it the day after I attended the course. It is a fresh treatment approach with a totally new perspective on treating the body. Both a very clever concept and with very simple techniques to use.”

• “Knowledge and technique now used with each client”

• “Not only interesting clinical approaches but an unstoppable way of gaining ‘buy in’ from clients on a compliance level but also from a marketing point of view!”

• “I came away from the course totally immersed in what we had been doing over the two days and very very excited about what it could do for my clients.”

• “I have used some of the techniques already and the results have been astonishing. I have e-mailed Doug to thank him for such an excellent course, delivered with such enthusiasm and in a way that belied his international status.”

• “Great stimulating course to improve patient treatments with a totally new concept in increasing muscle power and joint range of motion”

• “If you feel that there is a need for something out there to change your practice then this is it”

• “This course has completely changed the way I train people I’ve realised that 90% of what I was doing was not effective. But not only that it’s transformed my own life completely for the better.”

• “Douglas Heel was very helpful and he was checking everyone’s technique.This course is value for money and I am going to do Level 2 with Douglas in November. A definite yes for Be activated Level 1”

• “I found it very stimulating and reignited interest in how the body behaves.”

• “This particular course is highly recommended to healthcare practitiioners who have clinical involvement with patients who have musculoskeletal problems and need quicker solutions. The course has changed my way of thinking and judgement with approaching most of musculoskeletal problems in a different way. The process is simple, straight-forward and effective with quick results.”

• “A very empowering and life enhancing experience in itself and an exciting and interesting new way of treating patients; I am hugely enthusiastic about ‘Getting Activated’.”

• “The course will blow you away and make you question all that you are doing now and have been doing in the past.”

• “I have found the course to have had a huge impact on my understanding and problem-solving of challenging clinical cases on my work as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist. At present, I am still blending the myofascial meridians concept a.k.a anatomy trains concept with Doug’s teachings. I hope this serves to help everyone else including people who might be interested in doing the course.’The first complete, working concept I come across.’

• ‘Wow, it was a life-changing course! I thought my friend had over-exaggerated how great the course was, whereas I personally feel it had exceeded even her comments & review! Totally awesome!’

• ‘Douglas Heel was incredible. He made you think outside the box from the moment he started talking. He physically and emotionally changed peoples lives for the first time and these weren’t young people.’

‘Doug is an excellent and engaging tutor. Course equips you with hands on skills that you can use immediately and with great effect.’

• ‘A life-changing experience which you have to undertake to fully appreciate the power of the results achieved! After day 1 I felt totally exhilarated & energised….after day 2 I felt overwhelmed at the wealth of knowledge I had gained but also very excited at the thought of trying out the techniques learned! Wicked!!’

• ‘Amazing course. Physios will not like the lack of clinincal references etc but just seeing results as I have in practice is good enough for me. However the sceptics will want more. The other proffesions my be happy, but I know the Physio world will want further research to justify the techniques. Despit this, I wish someone like Doug had been a teacher at my Uni all those years ago. My outcomes have changed my career for the better and I now enjoy my work so much more. Instant changes and results that last. My patients love it, even when it hurts.’

• ‘From doing this course I have learnt that there is so much more i need to learn; the results i experienced on the course were fantastic.’

• ‘I have attended many courses in my time and only once before have I been inspired in the way Douglas Heel managed to inspire me. He makes you think and feel outside of the box, his honesty, integrity and knowledge surpass anyone else that I have met in this field. When you meet someone like this you need to grab the opportunity to listen and learn from him. I’ll certainly be back for level 2 and if possible to attend an internship with him.’

• ‘A different way of seeing things and we were shown how things worked as he used us as models. Really enjoyed this course. I have spent a lot of money on courses in the past and think some of it was wasted but I enjoyed this course from beginning to end. Well worth the money and the group of people on the course were fantastic. A great range of professions and very interactive. Great weekend’