FMT Movement Specialist - Conscious 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 is designed to help health and fitness professionals learn safe, simple, and effective tactics to screen and assess ‘conscious’ movement patterns. Attendees will learn multiple ‘quick’ screens and assessments along with corrective exercises tactics and strategies of the ‘conscious’ fundamental movement of the deep squat.

A variety of interventional tools (mobility balls, exercise bands, foam rollers, compression flossing bands, agility and conditioning equipment) will be used to tackle an evidence-informed, brain-based approach to movement improvement and functional performance programming. The use of digital motion analysis technology will be presented to demonstrate how health and fitness professionals enhance their objectivity when assessing human movement. 

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

  • Define and  compare  conscious  and  subconscious movement evaluation and training strategies
  • Define an d evaluate  client psychological/personality traits that influence human movement
  • Compare and contrast methods of brain-based (neurological) vs mechanical screening and assessments of ‘conscious’ movement
  • Evaluate and justify the importance and utilization of midline (core) control in order to improve effectiveness and efficiency of ‘conscious’ movement
  • Understand and  discuss  the use of digital motion analysis to objectively capture human movement
  • Outline factors that contribute to effective movement performance 
  • Critique and demonstrate therapeutic movement tactics with compressional floss, foam rollers and exercise bands  
  • Evaluate and justify differences between neural vs. somatic restrictions (Brain vs. Tissue  influences) on conscious human movement

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: Conscious Movement Assessment
25% fee for cancellations on courses that have been marked as “in progress” - or partially viewed. Execution of refund is contingent upon the review of RockTape/Implus Footcare LLC to determine course status. Full refunds will be issued to those who have not reviewed any portion of the course and will be processed within 3-5 business days. Refunds expected to be returned to the original payment method used unless stated otherwise by RockTape/Implus Footcare LLC. Due to the method of delivery for these courses (i.e., on-demand), registration is ongoing and therefore does not have a registration deadline associated with it.
  • Do you offer discounts?

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).

  • What are your hours of operation?

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.

  • I am enrolled in a webcast. How do I log in to access the webcast?

Once you register and complete your waiver you will receive login instructions that includes your password to the webcast. Please read this document carefully and in full.

  • Do you have any other questions or concerns?

Please reach out to

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.


Who is a Movement Specialist (Ch 1)

  • Where does the movement specialist fit with other professionals?
  • How to we best collaborate?

How to we categorize movement (Ch 2)

  • Conscious vs Subconscious Movement
  • Conscious Movement qualities
  • Subconscious movement qualities
  • Movement signatures, individual differences
  • Can your subject make the “shape”?
  • Is movement efficient?
  • Is movement effective?
  • How does the environment influence movement?
  • How is fear and threat involved?
  • Autonomic Heisman concept 

Movement Variability (Ch 3)

  • Movement Variability concepts and influence on subconscious movement
  • Movement Chameleon concepts and influence on subconscious movement
  • Movement Lab Experience (stand to floor to stand) with Instructor Feedback


History (Ch 4)

  • Acknowledging experts in the field and their contribution to the FMT method of approach

Movement Screening and Assessment (Ch 5)

  • Discussion on screening’s goals
  • Target movement: Deep Squat
  • Influence of Brain, Midline and Mechanics on conscious movement performance
  • Mechanical screen – effectively assume shape
  • Brain screen – efficiency factor
  • Midline screen – ability to control 3 planes in environment (adaptability)
  • Assessment reliability and validity
  • Digital Movement Assessment – Demonstrate the utility of using digital movement tools to objectify movement dysfunctional patterns
  • Lab and instructor feedback


Psychosocial Aspects (Ch 6)

  • Psychology’s influence on conscious movement patterns
  • Personality influence on conscious movement patterns

Threat Screen (Ch 7)

  • Kinesiophobia testing with validated questionnaires (FABQ, Tampa Scale) as it relates to movement capacity
  • FMT Threat Screen – creating unvalidated tests
    • Red Light – Significance on ‘conscious’ movement performance
    • Yellow Light – Significance on ‘conscious’ movement performance
    • Green Light – Significance on ‘conscious’ movement performance
  • Lab and instructor feedback

Personality Screen (Ch 8)

  • Personality screen testing, scoring and score relevance
  • Lab and instructor feedback

Subsystems (Ch 9)


Brain Subsystem (Ch 10)

  • 2 Pt Discrimination Assessment and its relevance on ‘conscious’ movement
  • Foot Zone Mapping and its relevance on ‘conscious’ movement
  • Corrective Tactics with equipment to intervene on mapping dysfunction
  • Re-screen/Assess target movement – Deep Squat
  • Discuss system of approach with Hip and Shoulder Zone
  • Tactics with equipment and instructor feedback 


Midline Subsystem (Ch 11)

  • Spinal engine theory
  • Sagittal Plane control
  • Lab and instructor feedback
  • Tactics with equipment and instructor feedback
  • Frontal Plane control
  • Lab and instructor feedback
  • Tactics with equipment and instructor feedback
  • Transverse Plane control
  • Lab and instructor feedback
  • Tactics with equipment and instructor feedback


Mechanical Subsystem (Ch 12)

  • Foot Zone Screening and Assessment Strategies
  • Foot Zone Corrective Tactics  – Mobility and Stability Tactics
  • Re-Screen Target Movement – Deep Squat
  • Discuss system of approach for Hip/Shoulder Zones
  • Case Study Application – application of multi-system approach to ‘conscious’ movement


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, IA, IN, 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, TX

*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: 269-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 23-08-20 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 (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 Category A).  ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.



FMT  Movement Specialist 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 – FMT Movement Specialist meets continuing education requirements for these State OT Boards.


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