Monday, August 5, 2013

Dynamic Movement Assessment™ Certification Course

Level I – Fundamentals of Movement

Where: University of Kansas Medical Center
When: September 14-15, 2013
Cost: $425/person - 10% discount for groups of 4 or more
15 CEUs - 2 full days of didactic and practical application
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Level I - Fundamentals of Movement is a 2 day course presented by Trent Nessler, PT, MPT, DPT and Ella Haile Dunn, BA, MBA.  This course will provide background in healthy movement, pathological movement and how to assess both using the Dynamic Movement Assessment™.  Participants will learn how to influence movement using manual techniques, neuromuscular retraining and therapeutic exercise.  Participants will also learn how to influence movement in large team settings.  This is a very interactive course and will provide lots of lab time with practical application and the opportunity to film subjects using DMA™ and practice applying individualized corrective exercise programs.

Level I Post-Test – To successfully complete Level I, each participant must score 78% or better on the Level I post-test.  This is required to move to the level II Certification Course.

Trent Nessler, PT, MPT, DPT

Trent is CEO of Accelerated Conditioning and Learning (A.C.L.), LLC and founder/developer of the Dynamic Movement Assessment™.  He has been a physical therapist for over 15 years during which time he has worked with all levels of athletes. With his clinical background and educational focus in biomechanics and motor learning, he developed the DMA™ as a way for clinicians to quantify, interpret and positively influence pathokinematics that lead to increased injury risk and poor athletic performance.  He currently sits on the USA Cheer National Safety Council and is an associate editor of The International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training.

Ella Haile Dunn, B.A., MBA

Ella is a partner in Accelerated Conditioning and Learning, LLC.  She is an educator, trainer and writer who has lectured extensively in the areas of healthcare process improvement, change management, team based systems, motivation theory, behavior modification, and performance enhancement at the organization, team and individual level.  She regularly works with individuals, teams and corporations to set goals, plan and implement performance improvement strategies, measure results and implement new business models.  She is co-author of a book on movement assessment with Dr. Nessler, serves on the SE Region Council and the Women’s Committee of the Board of Directors for USA Triathlon, and contributes to a regular column in the USA Triathlon magazine.

Course Objectives:  As a result of having participated in this course participants will:

1.      Identify and define the components of normal movement
2.      Define the components of lower extremity pathokinematics
3.      Review current research highlighting the relationship between certain lower extremity movement patterns and their impact on injury and performance
4.      Demonstrate ways to assess pathokinematics in the clinic
5.      Gain a thorough knowledge of the Dynamic Movement Assessment™ (DMA™) and its clinical implications
6.      Interpret pathokinematics noted with the DMA™
7.      Practice using technology to identify lower extremity pathokinematics
8.      Use Dartfish software and its related technology to objectively document, assess, identify and communicate treatment options where there are abnormal movement patterns
9.      Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate exercise prescriptions based on results and information gained from the Dynamic Movement Assessment™
10.   Participate in practical application of the Dynamic Movement Assessment™ with class subjects (video and analysis)
11.   Participate in practical application of the Corrective Exercise Program designed to improve deficits noted with the DMA™
12.   Discuss billing strategies, costs and benefits of creating a customer-driven niche practice focused on injury prevention, pain management, sports rehabilitation, and athletic performance enhancement
13.   Review specific niche markets and DMA™ applications (running assessments, soccer assessments, cheer assessments, shoulder assessments, etc.)
14.  Take away step by step instructions for implementing the DMA™ and its prescriptive exercise progression using Dartfish technology in a practice.

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