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Digital Seminar

A Stronger Core for Stronger Outcomes – Improving Function, Balance, & Mobility

Trent Brown, MOT, OTR/L, BCG, ATP, CFPS
5 Hours 41 Minutes
Audio and Video
Jun 05, 2015
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  • Lack of functional mobility
  • Poor gait
  • Those in clinical, community, or home environments
  • Dysfunctional posture
  • Orthopedic, neurological, cardiovascular, or degenerative diagnoses


  • Dynamic and evidence-based core exercises and activities that address:
    • Sit-stand
    • Transfers
    • Functional mobility
    • ADL's
    • Transverse plane dynamic standing tasks


  • Client-centered, progressive treatment plans that work
  • Justification of skilled core treatment to all payer sources
  • Evidence-based, creative strategies to use immediately
  • Consistent functional outcomes


  • Improved function
  • Increased mobility
  • Enhanced balance
  • More independence


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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

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PESI, Inc.  is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved provider # 3322. This Distance Learning-Independent activity is offered at .55.55  CEUs IntermediateIntermediate, Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy ProcessOT Service Delivery . The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


Arizona Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 5.5​ continuing education clock hours for Arizona OTs and OTAs. The Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (R4-43-203) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to occupational therapy that are approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 5.6 self-study continuing education credits.

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California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 5.5 continuing competency hours.

Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 5.5 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 5.5 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

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PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 5.5 CE credit hours.

New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

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Trent Brown, MOT, OTR/L, BCG, ATP, CFPS's Profile

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Trent Brown, MOT, OTR/L, BCG, ATP, CFPS, is a practicing therapist in Utah and is one of 36 credential holders of a board certification in gerontology (BCG) from the AOTA. Mr. Brown also holds a certification as an assistive technology professional (ATP) from RESNA. He completed his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Utah where he is also an adjunct professor. He is employed by the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) to develop, implement, and operate healthcare quality improvement programs and has authored multiple laws to legislate improved patient care. Mr. Brown also reviews clinical documentation for UDOH as an expert witness in reviewing cases. Mr. Brown has over 15 years of clinical experience in skilled nursing, transitional care, acute, and home health. Recently, he served as the VP for the UOTA where he co-authored SB 131, advancing OT practice in the state of Utah, and has received multiple awards for his clinical, academic, and legislative work. Through his expertise in advocating for therapy services authoring law and rule, he has evolved into an expert presenter on ethical and legal issues facing therapy. Mr. Brown has provided courses for thousands of clinicians throughout the country in conferences, private settings, and specialty conferences. Mr. Brown is a master clinician and lecturer on a myriad of topics including joint arthroplasty, core strengthening, documentation, aging, functional mobility, ethics, and fall reduction. He has also been a keynote speaker at multiple events throughout the country.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Trent Brown has employment relationships with the University of Utah, the Utah Department of Health, Well Being Services, Northern Utah Rehab Hospital, and Aspenridge Home Health. He receives compensation as an instructor. Trent Brown receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Trent Brown has no relevant non-financial relationships.

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Target Audience

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
  • Personal Trainers



  • Anatomy (core stabilizers and mobilizers) and kinesiology
  • Current research/evidence
  • Benefits of implementing in plan of care


  • Contracture
  • Injury
  • Pain
  • Aging


  • Supine
  • Sitting
    • Emphasis of anterior/posterior pelvic tilt
    • Dissemination of the superior/inferior trunk
  • Standing
  • Lab


  • Supine
    • Neural feedback
    • Lateral pelvic movement with ASIS and PSIS
  • Sitting
  • Standing
    • Single leg stance
    • Lateral LB loading
    • Glute med emphasis
    • Pre-gait/mobility
  • Lab


  • Supine
  • Sitting
    • Crossing midline
    • Pelvic rotation
    • Core stabilization for UE/LE function
  • Standing
    • Postural control
    • Muscle memory
    • Functional movement patterns to emphasize proper positioning and Motor Control Learning Theory
  • Lab


  • Utilizing PNF, pelvic/core dissemination, and dynamic reaching balance from low to high
  • Lab


  • Core terminology in documentation (examples and ideas)
  • Case studies
    • Orthopedic condition
    • Cardiovascular condition
    • Neurological condition 


  1.  Identify functional movement patterns in all anatomical planes based on patient posture and positioning
  2.  Review anatomy used for functional movement in transverse, sagittal, and frontal planes
  3.  Analyze the dysfunctional posture, gait, and functional mobility that can occur with contracture, weakness, and disuse of core anatomy
  4.  Review core activities based on research and current evidence to promote independence with sit-stand, transfers, functional mobility, ADL's, and transverse plane dynamic standing tasks
  5.  Demonstrate dynamic core activity during labs to develop an evolutionary plan of care and to promote functional outcome


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