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Athlete Movement System: Lower Half


Course Description

This course teaches you how to use the movement system to assess, diagnose and treat athlete movement dysfunction. The material is highly interactive with an emphasis on the practical application of principles covered in the course. Concepts utilized in the course include closed kinetic chain muscle testing, dynamometry, speed of force generation, anatomical slings, neuromuscular chains, dual vectors and reflexive activation. At the conclusion of the course, you will have a greater understanding of how to integrate movement based assessments into sport-specific treatments. Use the code “santacruzearlybird” to receive $75 off of registration if used before January 15th, 2024.




  • PAMF/ Sutter Health in Santa Cruz
  • 2025 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz CA 95062

Date and Time

  • May 4th-5th 2024 from 8am – 5pm

Instructional Methods

  • Live In-Person: Lab Skills and Techniques

Contact Hours

  • 16 contact hours or .16 CEUS pending approval


  • $525 for the course


  • Beginner to Advanced


  • Learn the biomechanics and sport-specific demands of athletes
  • Understand the importance of regional interdependence and its functional relationship to pathobiomechanics.
  • Demonstrate and select appropriate movement assessments and treatments for the lower half of an athlete
  • Provide interventions based on faulty movement patterns and observed and relate to key impairments obtained from the objective exam
  • Integrate research support into sport-specific assessments and treatments for the lower half of an athlete

Participant-to-Instructor Ratio

  • 16 participants to 1 instructor 

Instructor Bio

  • Dr. Jared Vagy PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS: Jared Vagy received his doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) from the University of Southern California (USC) and completed a one-year residency in orthopedics and a one-year fellowship in movement science. Dr. Vagy is a clinical assistant professor of physical therapy at USC and is a mentor in both the orthopedic residency and upper extremity elite athlete fellowship programs. He is an Amazon #1 best-selling author and has published three books and numerous articles on injury prevention. Dr. Vagy delivers lectures and seminars worldwide on the topic of the movement system. He is an orthopedic clinical specialist and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He has rehabilitated world champions, gold medalists and Olympic athletes. His assessments and treatments are rooted deeply in an understanding of the movement system.



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