The Movement Control Approach: Applied, Integrated, Case-Based Applications featuring the Human Movement System (Review, Case Analysis, and Examination Module) 




Counts towards: COMT, Fellowship

Course Description:

This course will present a contemporary approach to managing neuromuscular dysfunction.   Emphasis will be placed on integrating human biomechanics, myofascial kinetic chains and respiration enabling the clinician to utilize a multi-planar examination approach that respects multi-systems and environmental demands placed on human movement system. Participants will share their “real-Life” clinical experiences by preparing and presenting both an Upper Body Case and a Lower Body Case for consideration and review of clinical approach.  This will be an interactive, case-based format where COMT and Movement Control Principles are reviewed, discussed and critiqued.  This course will culminate with an Oral-Practical Exam, where each participant will be expected to demonstrate competency with selected COMT techniques, Movement Control Principles, and Clinical Reasoning.

Course Presenter: Michael Timko PT, MS, FAAOMPT,  Justin Deskovich PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, OCS, CSCS, & Chris Roosa DPT, OCS, MTC, CMTPT, PRC, TPS

Target Audience: Physical Therapists

Pre-Requisites: COMT and/or Fellowship enrollment

Cost: $500

Cancellation Policy

Ratio of Teacher/Student: 1:15

Proficiency Exam: There is an oral practical exam on Day 2 of this course. A score of at least 75% is required for successful completion of this course.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

1. Correctly identify 2 myofascial and 2 environmental demands placed on human movement and function.

2. Correctly verbalize 2 decision making principles focusing on objective data collected from a tri-planar examination process.

3. Accurately apply 1 examination and 1 treatment principle of breathing.

4. Correctly demonstrate passive tri-planar orthopedic testing.

5. Independently develop 2 treatment progressions using objective testing and the application of proper activation, acquisition, and assimilation of functional movement patterns.

Course Outline

Day 1

8:00-10:00 AM – Case Presentations and Discussion

10:00-10:15 AM – Break

10:15 AM- 12:00 PM – Case Presentations and Discussion

12:00-1:00 PM – Lunch Break

1:00 PM-3:00 PM – Case Presentations and Discussion

3:00 PM- 3:15 PM – Break

3:15 PM- 5:00 PM – Case Presentations and Discussion

5:00 PM- 5:30 PM – Final Q and A

Day 2

Oral-Practical Certification Examinations (40-50min)

– Schedule TBD



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