Dynamic Movement Training
Neck & Thorax
In this fun and thought-provoking course you'll observe, analyze and participate in movement-based exercises while learning new treatment strategies designed for immediate use at the clinic. Traumatic injuries are included but our focus is primarily on repetitive stress and/or degenerative conditions:
Additionally, we address thoraco-scapular relationships, breathing choices, upper cervical muscle tension and myofascial issues. Use the Dynamic Integrated Movement concepts in this course to improve patient compliance, outcomes and extrapolation to daily activities. Connecting the dots between exercise and ADLs is imperative for long lasting results!
This multi-media course features 8.5 hrs of video recorded labs, interspersed within the written material and separated by chapters. All videos are linked and easily accessible.
Physical Therapist & Feldenkrais Teacher
Introduction & The Basics
Professional Identity & Integrated Movement
Language & Science of Integrated Movement
Targets, Styles & Teaching Techniques
Chapter 2 Quiz
Pain Models, Paradigms & Overview
Safety Reminders & Lab Themes
Common Stressors & Lab Outline
Chapter 3 Quiz
Categorizing Cervical & Thoracic Pain
Common AP Postural Stresses
Common AP Movement Stresses
Observing & Appraising AP Elements
AP Mistakes & First Lab Exercises
Second Lab Exercises, Variations & Cueing
Chapter 4 Quiz
Rotational Stresses & Observations
Lab Exercises, Variations & Mistakes
Chapter 5 Quiz
LR Stresses & Observations
Lab Exercises, Variations & Props
Chapter 6 Quiz
At the completion of the course, participants will be able to:
List 2 Phases of Motor Learning in which rehabilitation professionals play an important role when working with people with neck & upper back pain.
Define Regional Interdependence & Relative Flexibility—giving 2 examples of thoraco-cervical & thoraco-scapular relationships.
Explain differences between Static Integration & Dynamic Integration exercises in terms of neck to trunk & scapula to thorax relationships.
List 3 Principles of Optimal Movement & give examples of common cervical & thoracic conditions resulting from sub-optimal movement or postural patterns.
Define Global & Differentiated movement/postural patterns—and explain the importance of language specificity in a Movement Model of cervical & thoracic pain and dysfunction.
Explain the importance of Internal Attentional Focus when working with chronic or degenerative neck pain & with thoracic or rib issues.
List 4 Integrated Movement Teaching Strategies suggested by Motor Control Principles that make exercise ‘informational’.
“Excellent course, the videos were very helpful and explicative, along with the written information. Thank you for using language that was easy to understand and follow. ”Angela B, PTA
“Excellent presentation & very enjoyable online course! Thanks for the option to learn online while in person classes are not available. Labs and demonstration of movements are both helpful - I think you need both. ”Vicky D, PT
We Work Hard So You Don't Have To
This 13 hour online course has been approved and/or meets continuing education requirements as noted below.
-New Mexico Board of Physical Therapy
Approvals In Other States:
PT/PTA: *This course meets your board requirements - No pre-approval required: AL, CO (Cat 1), CT, GA, IA, KS, MO, ND (meets ND requirement for approved units), NE (, NH, SC & WA.
PT/PTA: *Your board accepts courses approved by other state PT Boards/Associations: AK, AZ (Cat A), DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, MI, MO, MS, MT (Cat A), NC, OR (required examination included), PA, RI, SD, TN (Class 1, 10 hr online max), UT (Cat. II examination included, each hour equals 1.5 CEUs), VA, VT, WI & WY.
OT/OTA: *This course meets your board requirements - NO pre-approval required: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, GA, IA, ID, KS, NE, UT, WA, WV & WY.
*Please note that due to the changing nature of state requirements for continuing education, Therapeutic Movement Seminars suggests you contact your state licensing board or association for the most current information on continuing education, specific rules and regulations.
Multi-State Approved or Accepted
Once the course is purchased and accessed online, there are no refunds available.