Movement Logic

With Trina Altman, Laurel Beversdorf and Sarah Court

Pain Science Informed Movement Therapy Tutorials

This series of tutorials will enhance your problem-solving skills so you can work more effectively with your students and clients who are injured or in pain.

This collaboration came about because the three of us recognized that even with all the information out there, there’s not a lot of information on what to do with it! What a lot of teachers want are the critical thinking skills to work with students and clients who are in pain and are looking to you for help. If you’ve felt like your current knowledge base is lacking in this kind of reasoned application of movement therapy, then this is the course for you!

Build Skill Sets

Each tutorial focuses on a specific body region and its common injuries and pathologies. You will build a library of knowledge and techniques that you can put to immediate use. The skills you acquire through our tutorials will deepen your teaching and help you to attract a broader clientele. You will build 3 main knowledge bases and skills sets.

  • Become anatomically and biomechanically informed.
  • You will review musculoskeletal anatomy to better understand how bodies move, adapt, maladapt, get injured, experience pain, and heal.
  • You’ll learn common pathologies to better understand the cascade of your body’s response to tissue injury, as well as how pain is commonly patterned in response to these injuries.
  • You’ll study up-to-date, biopsychosocial pain science that breaks down old beliefs in order to paint a more accurate picture of the often complicated and counterintuitive behavior of pain
  • The biopsychosocial model is a holistic perspective to pain that looks at the relationship between your biology, your mind, and society, and how those elements together influence your whole body experience of pain.

  • You will acquire corrective exercise techniques for helping private clients who have diagnosed injuries as well as those with unspecified pain.
  • You’ll learn best practices for presenting these corrective exercises in a group class.

I found the first Low Back Pain tutorial to be a great resource! Both in understanding how different ways of movement might affect pain levels (eg flexion vs extension), as well as giving me some real tangible exercises to play around with in my body and hopefully integrate (once a little more comfortable) with my patients.

Occupational Therapist