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Movement Links course participants and instructors in Brea, CA.

seminar schedule

Course overview — Movement Links Course Series
This multi-weekend seminar series is designed to provide a deeper understanding of the movement and neuromuscular approaches in the evaluation and management of musculoskeletal pain syndromes. Functional regional interdependence between the muscular, osteoarticular and central nervous system in the regulation of movement will be a focus of discussion and practice.

Participants are trained to perform a systematic evaluation of posture, muscle length, muscle performance and movement patterns to draw relationships between impairments and contributing factors responsible for creating the dysfunction. Clinical reasoning of the evaluation and management process and its integration with manual orthopedic procedures are discussed, along with extensive hands-on practice and feedback. Additionally, participants are shown how to analyze complex movements and skills by breaking its component parts down to functional synergies and impairments.

Upon completion of this entire series, participants will have the option to become certified clinicians after a formal testing process.

Target Audience: Limited to Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants.
Movement Links Seminar Series: 61 CCUs (Continuing competence units) approved by ProCert, a program of FSBPT

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Kelly explains a concept to class participants.

Course schedule
Weekend # 1 - Posture & Gait Analysis, Postural Stability, Lower Quarter Movement exam
Weekend # 2 - Neuromuscular Facilitory & Inhibitory Techniques, Corrective & Reflexive Exercises, Movement Re-ed

Weekend #3 - Upper Quarter Movement Exam, Neuromuscular Facilitory & Inhibitory Techniques, Corrective & Reflexive Exercises, Movement Re-ed

Weekend # 4 - Movement analysis based on integration of both upper & lower quarters. Analysis of complex movements and skills and breaking its component parts down to functional synergies, planar movements and impairments.

Movement Links Course Series (Los Angeles, CA)
Dates: March 9 - 10, April 6 - 7, May 18 - 19, June 8 - 9, 2019
Location:   Azusa Pacific University, CA
Movement Links Course Series (San Francisco, CA)
Dates: April 6 - 7, May 4 - 5, June 1 - 2, June 29 - 30, 2019
Location:   Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, CA
Movement Links Certification Course (Los Angeles, CA)
Dates: Oct. 5 - 6, 2019
Location:   Azusa Pacific University, CA
Prerequisite:   Completion of entire Movement Links series

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David oversees a student in muscle analysis.

“The course series has helped me tremendously in my evaluation process and prioritizing treatment. As a result of going through this series, I now feel my evaluation is missing something and I don’t get the full picture without doing the movement / functional exam. It has also helped in linking the source and cause of a patient presentation, as well as changing movement and postural behaviors as treatment.”

Robin Hamilton, class participant
Movement Links series


Nicole explains the finer details of scapular activation in the prone-on-elbows position.

Movement Links

Movement Links
Seminar Series

61 CCUs (Continuing competence units) approved by ProCert, a program of FSBPT

“In the last 15 years of my career as a professor and clinician, no continuing education course has more profoundly affected the way I teach and treat than the Movement Links series. As a renowned leader in the field of movement science, Dr. Clare Frank and her team bring a ‘down to earth-use it tomorrow’ approach to optimizing human function.

This course series will bring new life to your career, new hope to your patients, and a new way of thinking about human movement rehabilitation.”

Michael Wong, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT Associate Professor, Azusa Pacific University Owner, Physio U app


Tracey demonstrates cervical spine mechanics.


Jay facilitates hip lateral rotators of a participant performing the step lunge.


Jessica cues for proper respiration and abdominal bracing.

“The Movement Links series improves your skills in evaluating movement and training visual acuity and clinical skills to appropriately diagnose the problem. I have personally benefited from participating in this classes and highly recommend this series to both the entry level and experienced physical therapist.”

Andrew Morcos, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT Owner, Motus Specialists, University of Southern California - Athletic Medicine (2010 -15)


Clare provides tactile clues to promote spinal axial elongation.


Francisco demonstrates the “Bruegger” theraband wrap.