Movement Analysis of the Functional Fitness Athlete
This two-day course will prepare the orthopaedic physical therapist to address the orthopedic needs of Functional Fitness athletes. Movement analysis and treatment related to weightlifting, gymnastics and metabolic conditioning movements will be covered, in addition to common movement faults seen in recreational and elite Functional Fitness Athletes.
Guided lab will allow for additional hands-on experience in Examination and treatment that
covers lower quarter, upper quarter and trunk.
Note: Coaches and athletes are also invited to participate in this course and all objectives, description and agenda applies.
Following the completion of this course, participants will be able to
1. Describe principles of Movement System Impairment (MSI)
2. Recall and discriminate between Functional Fitness exercise Modalities
3. Describe relative flexibility and its application to weightlifting and gymnastics
4. Correlate movement patterns between daily and functional fitness-specific activities
5. Relate above movement patterns to specific associated impairments
6. Perform a biomechanical analysis of a pull-up with symptom modification testing
7. Perform a biomechanical analysis of a squat with symptom modification testing
8. Perform a biomechanical analysis of jumping
9. Use principles of motor learning and exercise prescription to determine appropriate
exercise prescription in a Functional Fitness athlete.
10. Determine appropriate scaling for a Functional Fitness athlete based on individualized
11. Provide cues to an athlete that assist in pressure management for the pelvic floor
12. Prescribe intervention techniques to address pelvic/hip girdle symptoms (pain, stress
urinary incontinence, performance) related to impaired trunk mechanics.
10:30-12:00 Movement System Impairment Principles lecture
12:00-1:00: Functional Fitness Principles lecture and lab
1:00-1:15: Exercise inclusion
1:15-2:00 Lunch (on your own)
2:00-4:30: Movement System Impairment in Weightlifting/Powerlifting lecture and lab
Hip/knee/ankle mechanics evaluation
Hip/knee/ankle mobility treatment
Hip/low back interaction lab
4:30-5:00: Scaling activity #1
5:00-6:30: Patient demo and treatment session
6:30-7:30: Abdominal lab
8:00-9:30: Movement for Trunk and Pelvic health lecture
9:30-12:00: Movement System Impairment in Gymnastics lecture and lab
Shoulder mobility lab
Rotator cuff lab
Low back/shoulder interaction lab
12:00-1:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:30 Guided patient examination and treatment
2:30-4:00 Movement System Impairment and Metabolic conditioning lecture and lab
Video running analysis
Video jumping analysis
4:00-4:45: Scaling activity #2, questions
About the Instructor
Dr Judy Gelber is the owner of Forward Movement Analysis & Rehabilitation, a niche physical therapy practice for athletes who participate in Functional Fitness. Her background is in academia, where she was an Assistant Professor in the physical therapy program at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri. She has participated in professional continuing education related to Movement System Impairment since 2008, and has to Movement System Impairment as it relates to Functional Fitness since 2014. Professionally, Dr Gelber is also involved with the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS) as a member of the Orthopedic Specialty Council, one of 5 physical therapists involved in the Orthopedic Board Examination test construction. In addition to being board certified in Orthopedics, Dr Gelber is a CrossFit coach (L-1) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She has been active in CrossFit for 6 years, and before that was an all-conference collegiate soccer player.