On-Demand Webinar – Integrated Movement & Regional Interdependence: The Language and Philosophy of Musculoskeletal Relationships

Integrated Movement & Regional Interdependence: The Language and Philosophy of Musculoskeletal RelationshipsOn-Demand Webinar: Regional Interdependence refers to the emerging rehab topic of musculoskeletal interconnectedness or integration: this is connected to that, and dysfunction or limitation in one area has consequences elsewhere.

This webinar explores various key relationships between body regions, proposes a simple nomenclature that describes these relationships, and advocates for exercise strategies that conform to the principle of regional interdependence. Numerous video demonstrations, clinical examples and current research illustrate these integration and language concepts. Static and dynamic integrated movement and exercise philosophies are explained and contrasted.

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bloglThe instructor, Gordon Browne, PT, GCFP, is one of our expert bloggers “From the Field”; see his posts here.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Define Global and Differentiated movement/postural/exercise relationships and explain the need for Pattern Specificity when prescribing motor control exercise.
  • List two examples of differentiated relationships from each of the four major body systems.
  • Define Regional Interdependence and site three examples from the literature.
  • List the two major differences between Static and Dynamic Integration exercise philosophies.

CE Credits

2 contact hour

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30 Min. Introduction to.Integrated Movement & Regional Interdependence

  • Defining Regional Interdependence & Reviewing the Literature
  • Brief History of Rehab Exercise: Localization to Integration
  • Video Examples of Regional Interrelationships
45 Min. Differing Philosophies of Integrated Exercise

  • Contrasting Characteristics of Static & Dynamic Integration Exercise
  • Unintended Consequences & Unnoticed Errors: Basing Exercise on Anatomy
  • Video Examples & Clinical Relevance
30 Min. The Language of Differentiated Movement

  • Defining Global & Differentiated Relationships
  • Pattern Specificity & Specific Motor Control Exercise
  • Video Examples & Clinical Relevance
15 Min. Wrap-Up

  • Review
  • Questions


Gordon Browne, PT, GCFP

is a Physical Therapist with 32 years of clinical experience in outpatient orthopedics and manual therapy. With a lifelong passion for movement, he was dissatisfied with the lack of clinically oriented movement training received either in school or through continuing education. This led to his exhaustive personal exploration of and clinical experimentation with various integrated movement systems; the Feldenkrais Method (completed 4-year training in 1994), Yoga and Tai Chi (10 & 15 year practices respectively). Mr. Browne has simplified and medically articulated modifications of the most beneficial movements derived from these systems and has been teaching continuing education courses based on these principles for 15 years. He has authored two books; “A Manual Therapist’s Guide to Movement” (Elsevier 2006) and “Outsmarting Low Back Pain” (Movement Matters 2005).