Teaching Functional Exercise & Postural Control
In this fun and interactive movement lab course we will observe, analyze and participate in movement based exercises while learning new treatment strategies designed for immediate clinical application. We will explore how the slinky-like rib cage and thoracic spine should constitute a mobile and flexible base from which the head, neck and arms can move. We will be moving beyond origin and insertion thinking by utilizing integrative movement principles that see the head (and arms) moving as an extension of a dynamically moving torso, rather than moving relative to a stabilized torso (or scapula). Facilitating proximal power, balance and mobility with distal control, nuance and delicacy, this course explores the various relationships of the spinal system. These relationships include the mistakes people make that create repetitive strain injuries as well as the compensations made in response to injury. This approach to studying movement (dynamic/alive vs anatomical/cadaveric) makes you a better practitioner by improving your fluency in the universal language of movement—proprioceptive awareness and choice-based motor habit optimization. Informational movement sequences are built around functional contexts of balance, orientation to a high horizon, breath, orientation up/down and along the horizon, gait and shoulder girdle stabilization—connecting the dots between exercise and ADLs is imperative for long lasting results. Come and experience a refreshing new perspective, you will never see movement and exercise the same way again!
PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs & ATCs
|2 to 4*||$405|
|5 or more*||$370|
*Price per person when registering at the same time.
Please call if paying separately.
"Wow, I loved this course! I will incorporate these movements immediately."
"This course was amazing! Most of the exercises were different, new concepts of ther ex on postural control and how to anchor scapula to back vs neck. Lots of open and closed chain modifications."
"Really appreciate the passion you bring to teaching!!"
"This course has opened my eyes to movement observation/evaluation and how to correct/improve movement dysfunction. Gold star and stamp of approval!"
"I work in a manual orthopedic clinic and the dynamic integration will be an asset to our “tool box”."
"I simply LOVE your courses! Thank you so much."
"After taking this course, I plan to change my approach from “parts checking” to movement assessment. The lab sessions were a major bonus! A+"
"Great job with teaching, outstanding content!"