Functional Testing 
For The Upper & Lower Body

Saturday, March 20 & Sunday March 21, 2021

Functional Testing 
For The Upper & Lower Body

Saturday, March 20 & Sunday March 21, 2021

Posture, Balance, Gait - and then what?!

The movement analyses of your clients can reveal clever ways that the body has adapted its movement patterns. We know that the body is not symmetrical. We also know that perhaps it should not be trained to be completely symmetrical either!

Get a simple introduction to why functional screens are an important part of your assessment protocol. See how the functional tests are evaluated and scored. Watch how introductory therapeutic exercises can be built from the faulty movement patterns that you see.

Posture, Balance, Gait - and then what?!

The movement analyses of your clients can reveal clever ways that the body has adapted its movement patterns. We know that the body is not symmetrical. We also know that perhaps it should not be trained to be completely symmetrical either!

Get a simple introduction to why functional screens are an important part of your assessment protocol. See how the functional tests are evaluated and scored. Watch how introductory therapeutic exercises can be built from the faulty movement patterns that you see.

Learn about the grandfathers of functional movement patterning Dr. Karl Lewit and Dr. Vladimir Janda.

Get an introduction to Dr. Shirley Sahrmann's 'Movement Impairment Syndromes'.

See Dr. Gray Cook's 'Functional Movement Screen' and Dr. Craig Liebenson's 'Magnificent 7'.

Understand the rationale behind our very own 'First Line Functional Tests'.

Learn about the grandfathers of functional movement patterning Dr. Karl Lewit and Dr. Vladimir Janda.

Get an introduction to Dr. Shirley Sahrmann's 'Movement Impairment Syndromes'.

See Dr. Gray Cook's 'Functional Movement Screen' and Dr. Craig Liebenson's 'Magnificent 7'.

Understand the rationale behind our very own 'First Line Functional Tests'.

With this in mind, learn how to follow your postural screen, balance and gait assessment with simple upper and lower body movements that challenge your clients.

Watch the clever ways your clients might accommodate an old injury, and the strategies they can use to move in and out of a variety of positions from standing, seated and lying down.

With this in mind, learn how to follow your postural screen, balance and gait assessment with simple upper and lower body movements that challenge your clients.

Watch the clever ways your clients might accommodate an old injury, and the strategies they can use to move in and out of a variety of positions from standing, seated and lying down.

Get comprehensive course notes, a copy of the course presentation, assessment templates, cheat sheets for handy reference, and videos to support your learning. It's all here!

A course completion certificate is available following a quiz and a brief course evaluation.

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Here’s What You’ll Learn In This Course:

  • Work your way through research based functional tests for the upper body and then the lower body
  • Get a chance to practice each exercise so you can coach your clients’ best attempts at each movement pattern during their assessment appointments with you
  • See the testing equipment needed for the best outcomes – everything is portable, inexpensive and adaptable to your clients’ environments. They probably have most of the necessary equipment already at home!
  • Watch for the places in each of the movements where your clients can get into ‘trouble’
  • Learn how these functional tests can be reinterpreted into parts of your clients’ therapeutic exercise program
  • Understand specifically how screening your clients’ movements can provide excellent feedback for you to use when designing personalized therapeutic exercise, general fitness, or sport performance programs for your clients

 

 

 

You'll become very clear about why it's important to move on to assessing your client's muscle function after seeing your clients move in very specific ways.

These functional tests will point you to the next step - figuring out where to begin a more detailed biomechanical assessment of the joints where you see movement restrictions or compensation patterns.

You'll learn detailed orthopaedic testing techniques based on the movement faults you find in your functional testing from this course when you register for the next courses in the First Line series: Biomechanical Evaluation For The Lower Body and Biomechanical Evaluation For The Upper Body.

Choose Your Registration Option

All the benefits seen below are included for every course - no matter how you register!

Early Bird

*tax included

$448

30 days before course date

  • Meet a wide variety of colleagues

  • Real time help with all your questions!

  • See all your course notes in your own library

  • Get all your assessment templates ready to download

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Regular Rate

*tax included

$497

Enjoy a TON of course content!

  • Get worksheets and cheat sheets
  • Get all your questions answered

  • Lots of supervised practice time with a home based volunteer

  • Enjoy a virtual classroom with live interaction

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Payment Plan

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$257

2 payments before course date

  • Learn a TON of practical skills for your Monday clients

  • Chat with other practitioners live and online

  • Improve your assessment confidence

  • Network for referrals!

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