Kinetic Chain Release (KCR)

Foundation Protocol

For Bodywork Professionals


KCR is the Perfect Course for Bodywork Professionals and Career Changers

Kinetic Chain Release (KCR) is a simple yet extremely effective system of medically and scientifically recognised and approved series of gentle mobilisations and stretches as developed by Scottish Physiotherapist Hugh Gilbert.

Our flagship, gold standard foundation course is perfect for a range of bodywork professionals seeking to increase their abilities, effectiveness and competitiveness.

For people seeking new careers or wishing to extend their professional skillset then KCR is ideal in providing a powerful, scientifically proven highly sought-after Protocol that works.

You will be taught the complete, twenty three step Kinetic Chain Release (KCR) protocol in a classroom setting with hands-on experience.

KCR supports the body in returning to physical balance quickly and easily. It frequently provides a high degree of relief, and in many cases complete resolution, to the pain and discomfort caused by a number of medical conditions.

To discover how you can improve your competitiveness, offer a fuller and more successful service or begin a new career with KCR  Book Today!

Entry Requirements: None

Course Duration: Two Days (14 hands-on hours) Book Today

Qualification Obtained: Certificate of Completion of KCR Protocol enabling full, immediate implementation.
Further Accreditation can be obtained after completion which includes access to full membership privileges.

The Course Teaches: Kinetic Chain Release is a simple yet extremely effective system of medically and scientifically recognised and approved series of gentle mobilisations and stretches as developed by Scottish Physiotherapist Hugh Gilbert.

You will be taught the complete, twenty-three step Kinetic Chain Release (KCR) protocol in a classroom setting with hand-on experience.

You will learn how to deliver Kinetic Chain Release (KCR), include it in your practice, and manage practical steps such as insurance and eventual accreditation.

As well as being a powerful addition to your practice or new career this foundation course opens the gateway to the KCR Academy Pathway to Bodywork Mastery. Many bodywork professionals love how this course gives a complete boost to their practices.

Kinetic Chain Release Protocol received a 99% ranking from FOTO an industry leading outcomes management system which evaluated of 2500 KCR case studies against a huge data base of over 36 million.

That means that KCR is now ranked as a number one treatment in the USA and Canada.

Out of the 2400 clinician case studies that KCR has been ranked against a large majority were Physiotherapists.

A comparison of treated conditions showed that for neck complaints an average of 10.8 visits were compared against the Gold Standard KCR only required 1.3

The effectiveness of most comparable treatments was 10 to 11 sessions for full recovery where as KCR averaged at just 1.6 sessions. A massive reduction in recovery time and costs for patients.

Such a great success rate is why KCR is rapidly growing to become the Gold Standard for treatment.

Two Day Course Fee: £360.00 – £400.00 Depending on Location
Hours: 09:00 – 17:00
Payment Options: Fee £360.00 – £400.00 payable on booking. Contact your KCR Trainer for details and for Course Location.

Class sizes are limited in order to provide a comfortable learning environment with plenty of personal attention from professional instructors and teaching assistants. We recommend early registration to avoid disappointment.

Doors open at 8:30 for sign-in. Class time runs from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm both days, with a one-hour lunch break from 12:30 to 1:30. We aim to begin and end promptly for those with travel arrangement requirements.

This course is at various locations which you can choose at the next step.

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When can I start using KCR?

When you have completed the KCR Level 1 course and are fully insured (as outlined on the course) you can offer KCR to your clients.

Can I add other techniques into KCR?

No. KCR must always be performed, as taught, in its entirety to facilitate the full potential of this Gold Standard Protocol. Of course – once used – as an assessment and treatment tool – KCR fits beautifully into any bodywork modality. NB – any deviation from the Protocol will invalidate insurance.

How soon can I take the next level courses?

There is no required wait period so you can take the next scheduled course Introduction to Connective Tissue. Once this course has been completed then you may progress up the Pathway to Bodywork Mastery as you choose.

I have no previous (bodywork) experience, can I take the class?

Yes, the KCR Level 1 course is designed to accommodate beginners and  experienced practitioners alike.

Do I need A&P Anatomy and Physiology to practice KCR?

No,  KCR training is specifically designed for ease of use for anybody without prior bodywork knowledge or skills. Everything you need to know will be taught in the class. It is a deliberately simple protocol.

Can I take the course if I am pregnant?

Yes, however you must inform us in advance by email to and remind the instructors upon arrival at your class. You will be able to perform the techniques but not have them performed on you.

What do I need to bring and wear for the class?

Please bring pen and paper but do not permit electronic devices to be used in class. Wear loose comfortable clothing such as exercise wear. Denim jeans and dresses are not suitable.

Is lunch provided?

We provided tea, coffee, water and biscuits during breaks. There are many nearby options for purchasing lunch – or bring a bagged lunch to eat in the Academy. We do not have kitchen facilities.

Is KCR good for sciatic nerve pain and sciatica?

KCR returns the body to a balanced state and takes the pressure off the sciatic nerve often greatly relieving pain and discomfort in one or two sessions.

Does KCR correct an apparent Leg Length Discrepancy?

Once the body has been returned to a balanced state with the full KCR protocol, the leg length will generally equalise. The client is checked for an apparent Leg Length Discrepancy at the beginning and end of the KCR session.

Can KCR help with Repetitive Strain Injuries? (RSI)

When the entire KCR protocol is performed on a person, the joints are left in a mobilized state which in turns often relieves the discomfort of a Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).

Why is the entire KCR protocol done in a session rather than focusing on the area of discomfort?

KCR is based on a holistic approach to working with the body. To eliminate any underlying issues or causes of discomfort in any specific area of the body the entire protocol is done in each session.  This is because everything is connected and impacts on everything else within the body.

What organizations recognize KCR as an accredited course and award CPD points?

All KCR courses are fully accredited with IPHM (International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine) and KCR Academy is a recognized Training Provider.

KCR Level 1 is also recognized as an accredited course (14 points) with Reps Ireland and Sports Therapy Association through PD Approval. 

How does KCR blend with other treatment methods such as Massage?

KCR is an extremely effective method of preparing the body for Massage work or any other bodywork.  KCR returns the body to a balanced state enabling the Therapist to work much more effectively with other modalities.

Limited Numbers

Our short, intensive one-day course for medical professionals are highly popular. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

Grow Your Business

KCR is such an effective and powerful balance and mobilisation tool our accredited practitioners have found that simple word of mouth about KCR’s effectiveness has created a real boost to earnings.

Become an Accredited Member

Our accredited members enjoy continued support, promotion and and access to a wide range of materials, events and offerings throughout the year.

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KCR Facility


KCR Academy

KCR Academy
The Byre
Dalgarven Mill
KA13 6PL

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