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2-Day Movement Specialist Certification: Conscious and Subconscious Movement Assessment

Monday, August 24, 2020 - Tuesday, August 25, 2020

This event is no longer available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

Whether you’re a PT, OT, Athletic or Personal Trainer, Chiropractor or Exercise Physiologist your work is all about movement.

But the conventional assessments, measures and corrective techniques you were taught in school often fall short, failing to account for the complexity and interconnectedness of how people move. These traditional tools can leave you struggling to uncover the true cause of your client’s dysfunctional movement and searching for more up-to-date techniques that capture the intricacies of human function.

This Certification training will give you exactly what you’ve been looking for – a complete strategy to screening and corrective techniques based on the latest science in human movement.

Attend and discover how you can:
  • More skillfully screen movement in clients of all types
  • Quickly pinpoint the source of movement dysfunction
  • Determine if the dysfunction is a brain, midline, or mechanical deficit
  • Utilize corrective tools that account for the complete person, their environment and unique parts
  • Restore function and mitigate pain with safe, simple, and effective tactics
Better still, upon completion of this program you’ll be certified as a Movement Specialist by RockTape, showing clients, employers and colleagues that you’ve taken the time and effort to get specialized training in this crucial area.

Sign up today, get the safe, simple, and effective tactics you need to properly screen movement and improve client outcomes like never before.

P.S. This training is full of hands-on labs and practice so you can reinforce what you’ve learned and gain confidence in using your new skills!
Day 1
  1. Apply conscious movement evaluations and training strategies.
  2. Appraise the use of digital motion analysis to objectively capture human movement.
  3. Categorize and integrate client psychological/personality traits that influence human movement.
  4. Contrast methods of brain vs mechanical screening/assessment strategies of conscious movement.
  5. Critique and demonstrate therapeutic movement tactics with compressional floss, foam rollers and exercise bands.
  6. Evaluate differences between neural vs. somatic restrictions (Brain vs. Tissue)

Day 2
  1. Evaluate and assess subconscious movement patterns.
  2. Introduce, evaluate and integrate breathing assessment strategies.
  3. Contrast methods of coordination/balance as it relates to subconscious movement patterns (gait).
  4. Analyze faulty midline control function.
  5. Evaluate and justify differences between joint association vs dissociation
  6. Critique and demonstrate gait retraining efforts with numerous exercise/mobility tools (tactics).
DAY 1: Conscious Movement

We are Movement Chameleons: One size does not fit all in movement screening
  • Movement qualities and person signatures
  • Can your subject make a “shape” that relates to movement?
  • Are we effective and efficient?
  • Environmental influences on the deep squat shape
  • Autonomic Heisman concept
  • Movement lab experience
Movement Screening and Assessment to Quickly Identify Dysfunction
  • Assessment reliability and validity
  • Digital movement assessment
  • Threat Screen: Impact of pain perception and psychosocial aspects of a client
  • Kinesiophobia testing:
    • Red Light, Yellow Light, Green Light
Brain Subsystem – The Efficiency Factor
  • 2 Point discrimination assessment
  • Foot zone mapping
  • Corrective tactics and tools to intervene with mapping dysfunction
  • Re-screen/assess the “shape” – deep squat
  • Systems of approach with hip and shoulder zones
Midline Subsystem – Planar Assessments
  • Spinal engine theory
  • Sagittal, frontal and transverse planar control
  • Tactics with strategies for client outcomes
Mechanical Subsystem – Effectively Assume a Shape
  • Foot Zone screening and assessment strategies
  • Foot Zone corrective tactics for mobility and stability
  • Re-screen target movement – deep squat
  • Discuss system of approach for hip/shoulder zones
  • Case study application – application of multi-system approach to ‘conscious’ movement

DAY 2: Subconscious Movements

  • Breathing: description, assessment, relevance
  • Gait cycle: description, assessment, relevance
  • Understanding the role of subconscious awareness
  • Objective testing with digital motion analysis
Breathing: How To and How Not To
  • Deep breath, lab with instructor feedback
  • Motor control and breathing
How Well Are You Breathing?
  • Screen and scoring of breathing performance
  • Observation for symmetry and dysfunction
  • Pause hold assessment and performance
  • Hi-low breathing assessment and performance
  • Breath wave assessment and performance
Is Your Gait an Asset or a Problem?
  • Impact on energy conservation
  • Gait screening process
  • Is gait effective? Is gait efficient?
  • Is gait coordinated? Is gait springy?
  • Foot Screen
    • Sagittal screen of foot influence
    • Frontal screen of foot influence
    • Transverse screen of foot influence
  • Hip Screen
    • Triplanar screen of hip contribution
  • Shoulder Screen
    • Arm swing assessment and contributions


Brain Assessment Corrective Tactics
  • Cerebellum’s influence on correctives
  • Ipsilateral control capabilities in human movement
  • Coordination and balance labs
    • Upper extremity: hand tap and finger to nose testing
    • Lower extremity: heel to shin testing
Midline Assessment Corrective Tactics
  • Tri planar control and how it influences movement
  • Sagittal plan control labs:
    • Breathing correctives in all 3 planes of motion
    • Pursed lip breath
  • Midline stacking drills and strategies
Mechanical Assessment Corrective Tactics
  • Joint by joint approach to movement biomechanical screen
  • Block vs slinky concept of movement fluidity
  • Association vs dissociation Lab
  • Shoulder and hip complex lab
Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Chiropractors
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Personal Trainers
  • Massage Therapists
What to Wear
  • Please wear lab-appropriate clothing that allows access to skin/muscles
  • Loose shorts and tank tops are recommended
  • Please bring yoga mat (if available)


Reid Nelles, DC, is a chiropractor who earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Minnesota – Duluth where he then followed his passion onto Northwestern Health Sciences University to pursue a Doctorate in Chiropractic. Reid was fortunate to be chosen for the medical staffing of the World Sport Games in Lignano, Italy, which kick started his infatuation with sports chiropractic. Over the years, he has honed his experience and gained even more knowledge of movement patterns, corrective exercises, hands-on techniques, and so much more within the athlete population.

He owns and operates Minnesota Movement, a clinic in Excelsior, Minnesota. It is here that Dr. Reid fulfills his role in the community of ensuring that no athlete or person has a reason to skip a workout, bike ride, game, round of golf, day with their kids, or any activity due to an injury or pain. Reid believes that; if you move – you’re an athlete. Reid is a self-proclaimed “jack of all trades, master of none” when it comes to athletic endeavors and loves golf, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, hockey, wakeboarding, waterskiing, fishing and hunting. His primary goal is to restore and improve qualities of movement with anyone he sees.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Reid Nelles is owner of Minnesota Movement. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Reid Nelles has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. 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 professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.

Athletic Trainers
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PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 12.0 hours of Category A continuing education.

Exercise Physiologists
ASEP members will earn 10.0 CECs for full attendance at this seminar. The ASEP allows members to earn a maximum of 10 CECs in any one 5 year period.

Personal Trainers
This course has been approved by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-BOC) for 1.2 CEUs. PESI, Inc. Provider Number is 544.

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.0 contact hours or 1.2 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
This activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary per state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Ohio Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: This course has been submitted to the Ohio Physical Therapy Association for review. Credit is pending.

Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 720 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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