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.
All the benefits seen below are included for every course - no matter how you register!
30 days before course date
Meet a wide variety of colleagues
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See all your course notes in your own library
Get all your assessment templates ready to download
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
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Learn a TON of practical skills for your Monday clients
Chat with other practitioners live and online
Improve your assessment confidence
Network for referrals!