3312 Trunk-Centered Extremity Movement

Advanced / Pool Workshop


Sanibel, FL / Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 7:45-11:00 am 3.0 credit hours

(Classroom: 7:45-9:15 am / Pool: 9:30-11:00 am)


Faculty: Maryanne Haggerty, MS


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will focus on trunk-centered stability as the foundation for mobility of the extremities. The how-to-do techniques of building a progressive foundation for movement will be broken down into practical application for use in the clinical setting. Stabilization exercise progressions from the deep core stabilizers of the lumbar, pelvic, and hip areas with scapular setting will be practiced with movement of the extremities. Mobility will be explored from the trunk in consideration to the essentials of neuromuscular efficiency. Flexibility issues will be addressed for trunk from upper and lower extremities for balanced length tension relationships to improve postural integrity and movement. The how and when to progress trunk-centered movement for increased functioning and strength of the extremities will be addressed in relation to stabilization of the core and joints. 



1)  Experience trunk-centered stabilization techniques with the integration of the deep core stabilization system with the lumbar, hip, and pelvic areas, as well as integration with scapular stabilization.

2)  Explore proficiency in extremity movement and mobility with stabilization of the trunk.

3)  Determine flexibility and range of motion for muscle imbalances of the trunk and extremities.

4)  Evaluate progressions for trunk-centered movement of the extremities.


FACULTY: Maryanne Haggerty, MS-ExPhys, educates individuals, groups, and corporations in health, wellness, and fitness. In addition to teaching several certifications and continuing education courses, she has developed many progressive functional exercises for stabilization and muscular strengthening. Her mission is to promote safe and effective exercise enabling individuals to be functionally stronger.