STEP-1: Shoulder and Elbow (Seattle, Washington)

22 Apr 2023 - 23 Apr 2023

In this course, the participant will learn exercise techniques for biomechanical and neurological conditions, including joint restriction, motor control deficits, and athletic function. Emphasis on exercise concepts of dosage, design, and progression will allow the clinician to develop their own rehabilitation programs for the shoulder and elbow. The extensive curriculum taught in the STEP series has a foundation in advanced manual therapy education. Its origin is from the Norwegian School of MTT or MET (Medical Training Therapy / Medical Exercise Therapy). With over 50 years of clinical application, these courses are designed to teach the clinician to think—designing their own exercises, or modifying classic ones, to specifically address each impairment of the patient. Current principles in work physiology and clinical evidence guide the participants on a path to critical thinking that empowers clinicians to create, rather than reproduce. Don't learn a list of exercises, learn how to design an unlimited list of movement-based solutions. Exercise to mobilize joints/fascia, resolve pain and muscle guarding, elevate abnormal movement patterns, combine cervical programs with scapular and upper quarter training. Learn to answer questions for dosage on all variables associated with exercise prescription: resistance (concentric, eccentric, isometric), repetitions, sets, rest, speed, range, and frequency.

Course Details

Registration Open (UTC): 2023-03-21 (08:00 AM)

Start Date (UTC): 2023-04-22 (08:00 AM)

End Date (UTC): 2023-04-23 (08:00 PM)

Course Fee: $499

Faculty Details

Rebecca Catlin

Faculty (PT, DM, OCS, FAAOMPT)


Rebecca (Becca) was raised in Illinois. She received her Bachelors of Science in Human Biology and then her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy both from the University of Indianapolis. Becca has consistently worked in an outpatient orthopedic setting throughout her career and has acquired vast experience treating the spine, sports injuries, and chronic pain. Problem-solving and detective work are what draws her to the orthopedic setting. Diagnosis, such as general low back or neck pain, can have a myriad of causes and contributing factors. It is challenging and rewarding to put the pieces of the puzzle together and design a treatment program that is specifically tailored to each individual patient. Becca has mentors PTs at the post-professional Residency and Fellowship students in the clinic. She apprenticed the Fellowship program through the Ola Grimsby Institute (OGI) as well as several STEP classes and weekend manual therapy courses.