Functional Testing

For The Upper & Lower Body

September 26 & 27, 2020

LIVE online

9:30 am to 5:30 pm both days



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 Dr. Shirley Sahrmann's 'Movement Impairment Syndromes', Grey Cook's 'Functional Movement Screen', Dr. Craig Leibenson's 'Magnificent 7', and our 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 how they move in and out of a variety of positions from standing, seated and lying down.


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.

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



Choose From Three Registration Options

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

Early Bird - tax included


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


Regular Rate - tax included


Enjoy a TON of great course content!

Worksheets and cheat sheets available

Lots of supervised practice time

Get all your questions answered

Enjoy a virtual classroom with live interaction


Payment Plan - tax included


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!


 Here you go!

Get the full course outline for our Functional Testing For The Upper & Lower Body. The course includes two full days of material, templates, checklists and support!