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2347 – Foundations for Function

Intermediate / Half-Day Workshop
Allentown, PA / Sunday, October 3, 2021 – 12:00-3:30 pm – 3.5 credit hours
(Indoor Pool: 12:00-1:45 pm / Classroom: 1:45-3:30 pm)

Faculty: Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS, ATRIC

COURSE DESCRIPTION: There are seven foundational movements found in function. All are essential to restore and enhance movement, improve daily activities, develop sport performance, and expand well-being. Pull, Push, Squat, Lunge, Hinge, Twist and Walk are the basics. From these seven, other exercises become a variation. Performing these movements recruits multiple muscle groups simultaneously. Implementing all these movements into a program ensures you are engaging all major muscle groups for your client. This class will discuss the functional movement screen and present aquatic training sequences and variations to target these seven foundational movements for clients of all levels.

1) List muscles, motions and joints involved in the seven foundational movements found in function.
2) Incorporate and progress the seven foundational, functional movements into an aquatic rehabilitation and exercise program for individuals of all levels.
3) Perform basic movement assessment tests to guide exercise/movement correction program.

FACULTY: Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS, ATRIC, is a licensed physical therapist with many years of experience in orthopedic and aquatic therapy. As the owner of North County Water and Sports Therapy Center in San Diego (, she continues with hands-on clinical care in addition to her role as educator. Since graduating from the University of Connecticut in 1991, Beth has belonged to the American Physical Therapy Association and has achieved certification as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. In January 2006, she graduated from Boston University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Additional certifications include Certified STOTT Pilates™ instructor and Master Instructor for the Burdenko Method.

Beth not only provides continuing education for health care professionals, she is an adjunct faculty in the San Diego Mesa College PTA program, teaching Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Introduction to Pathology courses. She also provides the learning module/instruction on aquatic therapy to the University of St. Augustine San Diego Campus DPT program. She is the recipient of the 2010 ATRI Tsunami Spirit Award and the 2012 ATRI Professional Award.