• Professions

    PT, PTA, ATC & NDs

  • Contact Hours

    10 CEUs/CCUs

  • State Approvals

    Multi-State, See Below

  • Course Format

    Self Study / Web Based

  • Course Access

    Unlimited, 24/7

  • Certificate of Completion

    Printable CE Certificate

Course Description

With an emphasis on immediate clinical application to orthopedic knee, lower leg and foot dysfunction, this fun and interactive movement lab introduces ways of making the exercises we use more informative, functional and much more effective. Discover how:

  • Poorly organized movement in the hips & pelvis contributes to localized down-chain musculoskeletal pain.
  • Movement quality changes in response to traumatic lower extremity injury.
  • Many knee, ankle & foot pain syndromes or repetitive stress injuries are a result of faulty lower extremity mechanics.
  • Faulty mechanics will arise secondary to traumatic injury.
  • An integrated exercise & proprioceptive self-awareness training program improves outcomes.  

In this course, you will:

  • Participate in integrated movement exercises that focus on the relationships between feet, knees, hips & pelvis.
  • Analyze the movements for clinical relevance & contrast with a traditional therapeutic movement model. 
  • Improve your fluency in the universal language of movement—proprioceptive awareness & choice-based motor habit optimization.  

This multi-media lab course features 6 hrs. of video recorded labs, interspersed within the 4 hrs. of written material and separated by chapters. All videos are linked and easily accessible. 


Physical Therapist, Author & Instructor

I started my physical therapy career in the early 1980’s. Yes, I've been around awhile! Growing up as a movement junkie, I enjoyed games, sports and martial arts. I went to PT school hoping to learn about movement. I learned lots of great stuff in my rehab training, but learning about how the body moves or how to get a body to move better was not one of them. For this, I had to venture outside traditional rehab sources. I have studied the Feldenkrais Method, T’ai Chi, Yoga and Qi Gong over the last 30 years, and have incorporated elements of these movement systems into my PT practice. Learning and utilizing these systems opened my eyes to the unintentional mistakes and erroneous assumptions seen in much of both rehab related and fitness related exercise. I knew I wasn't alone in my search so I started teaching continuing education courses to rehab professionals in 1999 hoping to share this knowledge with my colleagues. I've written 2 books: A Manual Therapists' Guide to Movement (book & audio) and Outsmarting Low Back Pain (booklet & video).

Course Curriculum

    1. Introduction & The Basics

    1. Professional Identity & Integrated Movement

    2. Language & Science of Integrated Movement

    3. Targets, Styles & Teaching Techniques

    4. Chapter 2: Quiz

    1. Pain Models, Paradigms & Regions Overview

    2. Safety Reminders & Outline of Lab Themes

    3. Chapter 3: Quiz

    1. Hips Influence Foot Orientation LR

    2. Lab 1 Drills

    3. Chapter 4: Quiz

    1. Hips Influence Foot Roll In/Out

    2. Lab 2: Drills

    3. Chapter 5: Quiz

    1. Jumping & AP Standing

    2. Pelvic Force Couples & First Lab 3 Drills

    3. Stair/Incline Themes & Second Lab 3 Drills

    4. Common Gait Patterns & Third Lab 3 Drills

    5. Chapter 6: Quiz

About this course

  • $110.00
  • 23 lessons

Course Objectives

At the completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the Transfer Principle & list 2 motor learning strategies that are suggested.

  • Identify habitual movement mistakes & correlate to plantar fasciitis, anterio/lateral ankle impingement, Achilles’ tendinosis, anterior knee pain, knee osteoarthritis & more.

  • Define perturbation & give 3 examples of using this strategy to train knee & ankle stabilization for prevention of ankle sprains, knee ligament/meniscal injuries & more.

  • Explain a Pelvic Force Couple & give 2 examples that are relevant to the LEs.

  • List 2 Principles of Optimal Movement & give 2 examples of common knee & LE clinical presentations resulting from sub-optimal movement.

  • Specify the benefits of informational exercise strategies—use of constraints, positional variations, reciprocating movements, exercise progressions & link to functional context.

CEUs & State Approvals

We Work Hard So You Don't Have To

This 10 hour online course has been approved and/or meets continuing education requirements as noted below.


- Texas Physical Therapy Association

Approvals In Other States:

PT/PTA:  *No pre-approval required in the following states, meets state board requirements: AL, AZ (Cat A), CO (Cat 1), CT, GA, IA, KS, MO, ND (meets ND requirement for approved units), NE (10 hr max home study), NH, SC & WA.

PT/PTA: *The following state boards accept 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 hours equal 1.5 CEUs), VA, VT, WI & 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. 

Refund Policy

Once the course is purchased and accessed online, there are no refunds available.