Movement Analysis of Tasks and Proposed Movement System Diagnoses

Waterloo, IA US
September 22, 2022

This is a closed course for physical therapists. Registrations are not being accepted. 


Target Audience

Physical therapists.

Learning Format

1-hour pre-recorded lecture, 2 hours of in-person lab 

Learning Objectives

Following the asynchronous lecture, students will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of using a standardized framework for movement analysis and the proposed core tasks.
  • Define the standardized terms for movement analysis.
  • Give examples of task and environmental variations.
  • Discuss the benefits of neuromuscular movement system diagnosis and barriers to implementation.
  • Recognize the key characteristics of a select neuromuscular movement system diagnosis.
  • Understand how movement analysis of tasks and movement system diagnosis can guide interventions.

Following the in-person lab, students will also be able to:

  • Apply movement analysis of the core tasks using the proposed framework
  • Give examples of progression and regression of the task and the environment
  • Discuss the benefits and challenges of using progression and regression during a movement analysis
  • Use observation to select tests and measures that can be used to differentiate movement system diagnosis


Allison Larson, PT, DPT, NCS
Assistant Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Des Moines University


  • DPT Des Moines University – 2010 College of Health Sciences Physical Therapy Department
  • BS University of Iowa – 2002 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Exercise Science


  • 2020 to Present – Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurological Physical Therapy (NCS) American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
  • 2019 – EKSO GT Robotic Exoskeleton Level 2 Certification EKSO Bionics
  • 2016 – Advanced Clinical Instructor American Physical Therapy Association
  • 2015 to Present – Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) Brain Injury Association of America
  • 2010 to Present – Iowa Licensed Physical Therapist

Full biography.

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, Dr. Larson does not have a financial relationship with an ineligible company to disclose. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/22/2022 - 6:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
09/22/2022 - 8:00pm CDT
UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital
1825 Logan Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50703
United States

Available Credit

  • 3.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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This is a closed course for physical therapists. Registrations are not being accepted.