FMT Movement Specialist Advanced - Subconscious Movement Assessment

by Dr. Meghan Helwig

Online Course

Includes all course content in digital format

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There is no ‘one size fits all’ to human movement, rather there are many ‘human shapes’ that can accomplish the same movement goals.

More important than stereotypic standards and measurements to ‘ideal’ movements we can provide a more COMPLETE strategy to movement screening by looking at the complete person, their environment and their unique ‘parts’.

FMT Movement Specialist Advanced is designed to help health and fitness professionals learn safe, simple, and effective tactics to screen, assess and address performance of ‘subconscious’movement. Attendees will learn multiple screens and assessments alongside multiple corrective strategies to influence the ‘subconscious’ movements of breathing and gait.

This course offers an evidence-based, functional framework that health and fitness professionals can use to assess and intervene in patients and clients with subconscious movement dysfunction. Topics such as cognitive awareness, neurological, midline and mechanical control and tactical intervention will be discussed and practiced. Lab experiences will include assessment, practice and corrective techniques that will be immediately actionable by students after completion of this training course.

These courses are intended for health and fitness professionals with all levels of prior movement screening experience.

Functional Movement Training (FMT) courses are taught by industry leading experts in movement assessment, performance and rehabilitation. CEUs may be offered for DC, ATC, PT, LMTs, LAc, OTs and personal trainers. If your profession & state is unavailable, we do not currently offer CEUs – however, we are continually adding additional licenses.

Note: Tools are not provided with this course.

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Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate and assess the influence of subconscious capacity on simple human movement patterns.
  • Introduce and evaluate breathing screening and assessment strategies.
  • Integrate breathing screening/assessment results into corrective programming tactics.
  • Compare and contrast methods of coordination and balance assessments as they relate to subconscious movement patterns (Target Movement = Walking Gait).
  • Identify and analyze midline control dysfunction in respect to gait and breathing.
  • Evaluate and justify differences between joint association vs dissociation.
  • Critique and demonstrate gait retraining efforts with a variety of exercise mobility/motor control tools.
  • Critique and demonstrate breathing retraining efforts with a variety of exercise mobility/motor control tools.

Course Procedure

This course is 6 hours in length and a 30 Question multiple choice quiz will be required after completing the course to receive your CEU certificate. A 70% test score is required to pass and receive CEUs. The quiz can be open book and unlimited attempts on the quiz are allowed.

Course Content

FMT Movement Specialist Advanced
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Yes, we offer military, student, and group discounts. For a student discount, please email a copy of your student ID or current course schedule with the year on it to Be sure to note the exact course you are enrolling in to receive a specific code (i.e. August 15th, 2023 Basic Webcast).

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Monday-Thursday: 7a-4p EST

Friday: 7a-4p EST

Holidays may impact these hours.

  • Will I receive supplies with my course purchase?

This depends on the course type. The materials for a live course will be shipped to the course location and will be presented to you upon arrival. Webcast supplies will be sent directly to you and should be received on the week of. Our on-demand courses do not include supplies but can be purchased separately through our medical distribution partners. Please visit the "Get Medical Pricing" tab to purchase discounted materials for use in an on-demand course

  • When does course registration close?

For a webcast course:

Webcast registrations close the Friday of the week before the scheduled class date/time (8/9 days -unless otherwise stated).

For a live course:

Live course registrations close 24 hours before the scheduled course date/time.

  • I am enrolled in a webcast, but I have not received my supplies yet. Now what?

Supplies are sent manually on a course-by-course basis. This means your supplies and informational email will be sent to you on the week of. If you do not receive your supplies by the Thursday before the course, please reach out to for assistance.

  • Do I need to have someone with me to practice on during a webcast or an on-demand course?

No, it is not necessary for you to have a model with you while you complete the course. However, we do find it helpful to practice the principles as they are presented, so you are more than welcome to have someone present with you during the course. Note: Any model/person(s) who have not registered for the course will not receive a certificate or CEU credits.

  • Do I need to do anything to prepare myself before taking the post-course quiz?

Yes, please ensure you download the study guides located in the “Downloads” tab and complete your participant waiver (if you haven’t already).

  • When will I receive my certificate?

For a live/webcast course:

If you have completed all the course paperwork and quizzes, you will receive your certificate in approximately three weeks from the course completion date.

For an on-demand course:

You will receive your certificate immediately after completing your course.

  • How do I know if a course is approved for CEUs?

Please check the “CEU Details” tab on the course listing page. Each course, profession, and state have different approvals. If you do not see your profession and/or state on the CEU Details page, then we do not have approvals. You are more than welcome to check with your licensing board to see if the course meets their requirements.

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  • Welcome & introduction of instructor and course participants
  • Overview of outline of the course; introduction of topics that will be covered as well as description of practical lab experience and presentation of case studies.
  • What is FMT? Functional Movement Training

How do we characterize movement? (Ch 1)

  • Movement Chameleon No One Size Fits All Movement Variability
  • Conscious vs Subconscious Movement
  • Dynamic Systems Theory as it relates to the FMT system of approach

Psycho-social aspects (Ch 2)

  • Psychology’s influence on human movement
  • Personality’s influence on human movement
  • FMT Threat Screen
  • Red scoring and score meaning
  • Yellow scoring and score meaning
  • Green scoring and score meaning
  • Discussion of the influence of individuals psychological interpretation of movement as well as their personality traits as it relates to their motivation and learning styles


Target Subconscious Movements  (Ch 3)

  • Breathing: description, relevance
  • Gait Cycle: description, relevance

Breathing (Ch 4)

  • Breathing Anatomy and Physiology Review
  • Motor Control and Breathing
  • Pain and Breathing
  • Balance and Breathing
  • Movement and Breathing
  • Gut Mobility and Breathing

Breathing Screening Process (Ch 5)

  • Breathing Screen and Scoring of breathing performance
  • Lab and instructor feedback
  • Breathing Observation for symmetry and dysfunction
  • Lab and instructor feedback
  • Breathing Pause Hold Assessment and performance of breath pause hold test
  • Lab and instructor feedback
  • Hi-Low Breathing Assessment and performance of hi lo breathing test
  • Lab and instructor feedback
  • Breath Wave Assessment and performance of breath wave test
  • Lab and instructor feedback


Gait Influence on Movement (Ch 6)

  • Gait Normal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Gait impact on energy conservation

Gait Screening Process  (Ch 7)

  • Gait Screen: Is gait effective?
  • Gait Screen: Is gait efficient?
  • Gait Screen: Is gait coordinated?
  • Gait Screen: Is gait springy?
  • Foot Zone Screen
  • Sagittal Screen of foot influence
  • Lab and Instructor Feedback
  • Frontal Screen of foot influence
  • Lab and Instructor Feedback
  • Transverse Screen of foot influence
  • Lab and Instructor Feedback
  • Hip Screen
  • Triplanar Screen of Hip Zone and contributions
  • Lab and Instructor Feedback
  • Shoulder Screen
  • Triplanar Screen of Shoulder Zone and contributions

Screening to Assessment (Ch 8)

  • Objective testing with digital movement capture 

FMT Subsystem Recipe  (Ch 9)

  • Brain’s influence on human movement, 30,000 ft view
  • Midline System’s influence on human movement, 30,000 ft view
  • Mechanical influences on human movement, 30,000 ft view 


Brain Assessment Corrective Tactics (Ch 10)

  • Cerebellum’s influence on correctives
  • Ipsilateral Control capabilities in human movement
  • Lab and Instructor Feedback
  • Coordination and Balance Lab
  • Upper Extremity Assessment and Correctives Lab and Instructor Feedback
  • Upper Extremity Assessment and Correctives Lab and Instructor Feedback
  • Lower Extremity Assessments and Correctives Lab and Instructor Feedback


Midline Assessment Corrective Tactics (Ch 11)

  • Planar Controls and how they influence movement
  • Sagittal Plane Control Lab and Instructor Feedback
  • Breathing Correctives Lab and Instructor Feedback
  • Corrective in Quadruped Lab and Instructor Feedback
  • Corrective in Standing Lab and Instructor Feedback
  • Pursed Lip Lab and Instructor Feedback
  • Frontal Plane Control Lab and Instructor Feedback
  • Transverse Plane Control Lab and Instructor Feedback
  • Midline Stacking Lab and Instructor Feedback


Mechanical Assessment Corrective Tactics (Ch 12)

  • Joint by Joint approach to movement biomechanical screen
  • Block vs Slinky comparison of movement fluidity – Concept of Association/Disassociation
  • Foot Zone Association/Disassociation Lab and Instructor Feedback
  • Hip/Shoulder Zones Association/Disassociation Lab and Instructor Feedback

Dr. Meghan Helwig


Dr. Meghan Helwig graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Rutgers University. A native of Morris County, NJ, Dr. Helwig earned a finance degree from Villanova University where she was the starting goalie for 4 years for the Div. I Big East Field Hockey Team.

An athlete her entire life Dr. Helwig has a competitive mindset and understands the demands sport and life place on the body. She has numerous “tools in her toolbox” and has combined concepts and techniques such as ART, SFMA, NKT, DNS, TPI, Rocktape IASTM/Blades, Kinesiology Taping, and cupping to create her own unique system for assessment and intervention. She utilizes these tools and techniques to assess and treat her patients as a whole while uncovering the underlying “WHY” behind her patients' symptoms.


This course is valid for continuing education credit in the following states, so long as it falls within the scope of practice as outlined by the corresponding state board: AK, CO, CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, ND, OH, OR, RI, SC, SD, UT, VT, VA, WA, WY (Considered distance learning, please check with your board how many hours you are allowed)

Please note that online continuing education is not recognized in the following states: FL, LA, MS, OK, WI

CEU approval for this course has been submitted and is pending: NY

*NUHS makes no representation either directly or indirectly that the substantive matter being presented is approved or within respective scope of licensing. It remains the attendees’ responsibility to contact the state board(s) from which they seek continuing education credits for purposes of ensuring said board(s) approves both the delivery method and content as they relate to this event.



AL, CO, CT, IA, MA, ME, MN, NH, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY – FMT Movement Specialist meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards

AK, AZ, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, MI, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA  – FMT Movement Specialist meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards by virtue of approval by APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 6 Category 1 contact hours.

KY- FMT Movement Specialist has been approved by the APTA Kentucky, A Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, for 6 Category 1 contact hour(s). Approval number: 277-APTAKY-2024

MD - FMT Movement Specialist has been approved by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners approval # 2020-486

NY - FMT Movement Specialist is approved by the NYPTA, Course # NY 23-08-21 for 7.2 contact hours.

DC, IL – FMT Movement Specialist (6 contact hours) meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards by virtue of a National University of Health Sciences approval. NUHS is recognized by the Secretary of States Department of Education.

TX - FMT Movement Specialist is approved by TPTA, approval 76792TX for 6 contact hours.



FMT Movement Specialist Advanced (BOC Approved provider # P8570) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of (6 hours/CEUs FMT Movement Specialist Advanced Category A). ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.



FMT  Movement Specialist Advanced is approved (#179) by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider



AR, HI, ID, MA, ME, MI, NE, ND, SC, TX, VA, WI OT – Movement Specialist Advanced meets continuing education requirements for these State OT Boards.


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