Module 1: Movement Specialist Certification

Movement Specialist Certification: Conscious Movement

Human movement involves the interplay between the person and their environment alongside the person and their ‘parts’ being able to meet their movement goals. The Movement Specialist Certification course will emphasize goal oriented movement assessments with an emphasis away from stereotypic standard movement screening practices. This course will introduce a new paradigm for understanding and enhancing how our patients and clients move using three systems of human movement; neurological (mapping), core control (midline) and mechanical (motor) systems. Movement Assessment Systems will be used to determine if the movement dysfunction is primarily a mechanical or neurological deficit and provide the appropriate corrective strategies to address the issue.

A variety of interventional tools (mobility balls, exercise bands, foam rollers, compression flossing bands, kinesiology tape, agility and conditioning equipment) will be used to tackle an evidence-informed, brain-based approach to movement and functional rehabilitation programming. The use of digital motion analysis technology will be presented to demonstrate how health and fitness professionals can be more objective when assessing human movement.

This certification is designed to help health and fitness professionals learn safe, simple, and effective tactics to assess ‘conscious’ movement. Attendees will learn multiple assessments along with intervention strategies of the fundamental movement of squatting.