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Practical Courses For Movement Therapists

Join us in Toronto, Ontario, Canada or on Facebook Live!

Connect with other therapists for one and two day courses that will help you:

  • find your ideal clients
  • stop the daily overwhelm
  • get paid what you're worth!

Hi! I'm Angela. I've worked as a kinesiologist in private practice for over 25 years.

When I was 23, just before finishing my degree at the University of Waterloo, I opened Northern Kinetics Fitness and Rehabilitation Centre in Bancroft - before there was internet!

My first clinical space was a 400 square foot space in the centre of a medical building, with no windows - tucked behind an elevator shaft!

In this tiny space, I had to figure out how to talk about what a kinesiologist was, find enough clients to pay my bills, and figure out how to run a bricks and mortar business with a growing staff.

No joke - my first treatment table was a pile of milk crates with an exercise mat on top, all covered by a white bed sheet!

We grew and and then grew again, adding on to Northern Kinetics twice. In five years we were up to a combined clinical and gym space of about 2000 square feet and a staff of eight.

We grew to add more kinesiologists, and then fitness leaders, personal trainers, physiotherapists, strength coaches, and nurses.

Over the years it's been a roller coaster ride of wins, good (and not so good) surprises, mixed with some head shaking losses along the way.

I've certainly learned a LOT during my time in this industry and I'd love the opportunity to share it with you!

Take a peak at what my team and I have to offer - so you don't have to learn the hard(est) way(s) like I did!


Join us for courses ideal for ALL therapeutic movement professionals who need to brush up on their assessment, therapeutic exercise, client communication, and business skills.

Whether your thing is yoga, massage therapy, personal training, physiotherapy, exercise physiology, Feldenkrais, Pilates, kinesiology, ELDOA, or chiropractic ...there's something here for you.

Identify your clients' weaknesses, compensation patterns, and hidden restrictions and teach them how to achieve pain free daily movement with ease!


We get it - it's tough to find good quality continuing education courses that challenge you to both uplevel your skills and how you show up for your clients.

We're here with practical solutions - no matter what your professional title!

Join us in Toronto and on Facebook Live for one and two day live weekend courses in one of four practice areas:

1. Practice Organization & Leadership

2. Posture, Balance, Functional, Musculoskeletal & Fascial Assessments

3. Therapeutic Exercise & Program Design

4. Soft Tissue Therapy

We'll help you confidently design a solid professional practice that attracts the clients AND the revenue you can be proud of!

Build Your Practice With Clarity & Confidence:

  • Figure out who your ideal client is, how to find them, and, most importantly, how to keep them!
  • Learn how to quickly select and perform functional and manual assessments with skill and confidence
  • Filter assessment findings to select the most simple and effective corrective exercises
  • Create unique therapeutic exercise combinations to correct movement impairments, and improve balance, stability, and mobility
  • Learn a variety of soft tissue manual therapy evaluations and treatment techniques for improved movement
  • Get whole food nutrition and lifestyle tips and tricks to manage focus, productivity, stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Build connections with colleagues, attract quality clients and great referrals, and smoothly manage a growing practice with confidence

Find a course from one of the sections below:

Questions? Drop us a line any time at [email protected]

Practice Organization & Leadership 

  • Quickly set up your own business, decide on your professional rate, and find AND keep your ideal clients
  • Hire the experts - coaches, virtual assistants, lawyers, bookkeepers, and accountants when you need them
  • Set your rates, negotiate your salary, and manage your money to hit your revenue targets
  • Get tips to maximize productivity, balance the busy-ness, avoid burnout, AND keep it all together!

Posture, Balance, Functional  and Musculoskeletal Assessments

  • Pick and choose from a huge toolbox of movements and manual tests mixed and matched to guide you confidently through the assessment of any body
  • Easily identify common compensation patterns of muscular and nervous facilitation and inhibition to direct your treatment
  • Learn how to talk to clients about your findings so they can get great results from your sessions!

Therapeutic Exercise

  • Select simple corrective movements at just the right level of challenge for your clients based upon your assessment findings 
  • Safely and creatively progress these therapeutic exercises as you easily integrate them into your clients regular routines
  • Keep your clients interested and coming back for more as you move them quickly towards their rehab and fitness goals

Soft Tissue Therapy

  • Get comfortable trusting your ability to assess and mobilize soft tissue with your hands
  • Understand the complexity of emotion, pain, and trauma held in soft tissue and how these experiences can influence energy, organ function, and movement patterns
  • Learn a variety of hands on techniques for mobilization, massage, and stretching to encourage unrestricted blood flow throughout the body

An Introduction to Tensegrity Medicine

Meet Kelly Clancy, an occupational therapist, structural integrator, massage therapist, and Bowen teacher. Kelly will be teaching a three part series of courses introducing a unique assessment and treatment method using biotensegrity medicine.


Course Registration Options

Single Course Registration

Sign up for one course at a time. To catch the early bird rate register 30 days before course start dates. Be sure to watch for discounts through professional associations and special First Line promotions!


Gold Membership

See at least 3 courses that you'd like to take in the next year? Yep - we thought you would! Then this membership is for you! Save $$ by registering for 3 courses at once rather than 1 course at a time. Pay all at once or in easy installments!


Platinum Membership

Choose 5 courses and simplify your registration and payment process at a really big discount! Using this membership you will be guaranteed a spot in 5 courses of your choice at the lowest price! Payments plans are available ....


Join First Line's Movement Academy Facebook Group!

The forum is THE place to chat with a range of health care professionals to discuss practice questions and client challenges, look for client referrals, and ask for business advice.

Members will be able to contribute research articles of interest and talk about current trends in movement, exercise, mental health, and nutrition.


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Sign up today and get a Scapular Movement Map. We'll send you a simple resource you can keep by your side when you are assessing or reassessing a client or when putting together therapeutic exercises to target just the right muscle. We think it's pretty cool ...


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