Athletic Movement Assessment: Lower Extremity – Seattle 2019
April 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - April 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm PDT$445 – $645
This course takes a hands-on approach to assessing fundamental movement patterns and components of movement that are commonly associated with athletic development and sports-specific training. It is designed to augment the clinical and training skills of health and fitness professionals alike.
In this course, attendees will learn assessment protocols to help guide the evaluation, diagnosis (for healthcare practitioners), and intervention (treatment and/or exercise prescription) in both the presence and absence of traditional clinical findings. The AMA thought process and protocols help you prioritize your findings to determine the most appropriate intervention.
What is Athletic Movement Assessment?
Athletic Movement Assessment (AMA) is a 3-part seminar series (upper extremity, lower extremity, and therapeutics) targeted for health care providers as well as strength and conditioning coaches. The assessment protocols are used to help guide evaluation, diagnosis (for healthcare practitioners), and intervention (treatment and/or exercise prescription) in both the presence and absence of traditional clinical findings. The AMA thought process and protocols also help prioritize the assessor’s findings.
The objective of the course is to learn a thought process by 1) understanding movement as a product of motor skill acquisition and 2) learning how to interpret findings to provide clinical/performance relevance.
This system is a criterion-based assessment. AMA does not categorically tabulate or grade someone’s movement. Within the concept of movement variability, which is a focal point to understanding movement in our paradigm, movement is constantly evolving. Consequently, one cannot label a movement as “dysfunctional” when a true comparison may not be available. This is especially true in the developing athlete.
The assessment is designed to establish, using augmented feedback and external cuing, what the potential underlying issues are that would in part explain the athlete’s movement strategy. Many of the movement protocols people perform are unfamiliar or not yet learned. AMA accounts for this and attempts to establish where on the spectrum of motor skill acquisition one needs to intervene: therapeutically vs. motor learning (rehab strategies) vs. advanced exercise regimes (performance).
There is no set algorithm but rather a thought process to movement assessment. AMA has attempted to utilize an evidence-informed approach to explain how and what we do to best improve athletic movement.
This course is intended for:
- Chiropractors (professionals and students)
- Athletic therapists (professionals and students)
- Fitness and Strength Training Coaches
- Physiotherapists (professionals and students)
- Kinesiologists (professionals and students)
What you get from this course:
- 200+ page manual
- Continuing education hours (see website for details)
- Online access to our video exercise archive
- Learn lower extremity and core movement protocols to assess and establish an athlete’s movement profile
- Learn how to assess and break down movement and learning patterns
- Learn how to cue and re-train movement
- Know when to prescribe exercise AND/OR when to treat
- Learn a common language to communicate amongst health professionals
This seminar is intended to develop your thought process on how to assess movement in the context of the athlete in front of you. Many of the interventions to improve movement are often chosen based on intuition or conventional wisdom. This seminar will define movement assessment using current scientific principles.
Meet the Team
The AMA instructors have over 20 combined years working with professional and amateur athletes in numerous sport settings both locally and internationally. They're passionate about teaching healthcare practitioners how to navigate the complex task of managing athletic injury and performance.
Dr. Bryon Weinberg
BA, DC, CSCS
Co-Founder & Co-Director
Dr. Bryon Weinberg is a graduate of the University of Hawaii, where he was on a tennis scholarship for the Division 1 NCAA men's team. Upon graduation, he competed on the Professional Futures Circuit where he achieved a world ranking in doubles. After many years as a competitive tennis player and numerous injuries, he pursued a career in chiropractic medicine. Dr. Weinberg went on to graduate from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College with Clinic Honours.
Currently Dr. Weinberg is a chiropractor for The Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL) where he was part of the 2017 Grey Cup Championship team. He was also a Lead Medical Practitioner at the 2015 Pan Am Games. In addition, Dr. Weinberg was a co-creator of the Injury Management Program for Boxing Ontario.
Combining his skills and experience, Dr. Weinberg has been able to help athletes from all different sports achieve their goals through treatment, rehabilitation, and pre-habilitation programs. During the summer months, Dr. Weinberg has been requested as a hitting partner at the Rogers Cup professional tennis tournament, where he has been a practice partner for the likes of Roger Federer and Venus Williams. Besides keeping his tennis skills sharp, to keep fit, Dr. Weinberg also trains in various forms of martial arts.
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Medical Acupuncture Provider
Active Release Techniques Provider
CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist and EIMC Level 2
Medical Acupuncture Provider
Active Release Techniques Provider
Dr. Patrick Welsh
BSc, DC, ICCSP, FRCCSS(C)
Dr. Patrick Welsh graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health Physiology. He then went on to complete his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC), graduating Summa Cum Laude with Clinic Honours. Patrick continued his studies through the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (RCCSS), where he was trained as a specialist in managing sports injuries. He is an educational and corporate speaker, and has consulted for many companies including The Globe and Mail, Bell Canada, Canada Post Corporation, General Mills Canada, Intuit, and Ryerson University.
Patrick works with many types of athletes, from the weekend warrior to the seasoned professional. He spent 5 years working on-field in semi-professional soccer and Junior A hockey and has over 10 years experience providing off-season training and rehabilitation for NHL and Junior hockey players. Additionally, he has worked on the sidelines locally and internationally in hockey, soccer, floorball, taekwondo, marathon running, and multi-sport games. Patrick is published in numerous scientific journals on the topics of anatomy, tendinopathy, and biomechanics and has been on faculty at CMCC, teaching in the departments of anatomy, diagnosis, and clinical education.