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3606 – Loaded Movement Training

Advanced / Half-Day Course
Chicago, IL / Friday, April 16, 2021 – 8:30 am-12:00 pm / 3.5 credit hours
(Hybrid – Course is offered in person and live on Zoom)
(Classroom: 8:30-10:15 am / Indoor Pool: 10:15 am-12:00 pm)

Morgantown, WV / Saturday, August 21, 2021 – 1:00-5:00 pm / 4.0 credit hours
(Classroom: 1:00-3:00 pm / Indoor Pool: 3:00-5:00 pm)

Washington, DC / Thursday, September 9, 2021 – 8:30 am-12:00 pm / 3.5 credit hours
(Indoor Pool: 8:30-10:15 am / Classroom: 10:15 am-12:00 pm)

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

COURSE DESCRIPTION: An emerging trend known as Loaded Movement Training (LMT) is an effective way to help clients develop strength by training all of the muscles together as one system. The benefits of loaded movement training include integration of physiological systems, lower compressive forces on the joints and skeletal structures of the body, and multidirectional stability, mobility, strength and power. Integrating multiple-joint motions moves stress away from specific areas in the body and introduces stress to the whole system as it shares the load. Studies have found that loaded movement training challenges and conditions muscle, fascia, the nervous system, skin and other systems of the body. The intention is not to replace current training methods with LMT, but rather to add LMT into a protocol. This concept applies to athletes as well as lower functioning clients and can be a key component of a well-balanced therapeutic protocol.

1) Discuss optimal function of muscle fascia and connective tissue.
2) Site evidence-based benefits of LMT as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.
3) List the therapeutic benefits, the role of changing postures and taking on external loads.
4) Describe how the stimulus of different lines of stress in LMT influences tissues and functional recovery.
5) Incorporate LMT techniques into your aquatic therapy 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.