Whether you practice in outpatient, in-patient, acute care, orthopedics or neurology nearly all your patients are experiencing stress and it is fundamentally affecting how they move and perceive the world and themselves.

This seminar is designed to advance clinical competence in working with the neurological and musculoskeletal issues centered around the neuroscience of stress and movement
through the application of current clinical evidence. We will identify the relationship between perception, the autonomic nervous system, the HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal) axis, and movement to create a foundation for proper intervention. This foundation will then be used to develop assessment and treatment approaches to pathology associated with stress and movement.

Designed for the clinician not interested in the status quo; you will learn how to improve your patient outcomes regardless of specialty or condition because the science of stress, perception, and movement is foundational to all human experience.

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Course Dates & Locations

  • Nov 10, 2018 – Nov 11, 2018

    13050 Military Rd S, Seattle (Tukwila), WA 98168


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    Highline Therapy Services
    13050 Military Rd S, Seattle (Tukwila), WA 98168

    Homewood Suites by Hilton
    6955 Fort Dent Way,
    Tukwila, WA 98188
    (206) 433-8000

    Hampton Inn Seattle/Southcenter
    7200 South 156th Street,
    Tukwila, WA 98188
    (425) 228-5800

    Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Sea-Tac Area
    16038 West Valley Highway,
    Tukwila, WA 98188
    (425) 255-0300

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Educational Credit

A certificate of attendance for 15 Contact Hours will be awarded to each participant. All Therapy Network Seminars are pre-approved for CEUs in the state where the course is conducted when required for PT, OT, ATs & Assistants.

BOC Board of Certification, Inc. Approved Provider # P-2563

AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education # 3073 Category 1 Domain of OT. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsements of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA


Level of Instruction: Intermediate
This course is intended for PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs and ATs

NOTE: Nothing in this course is to enable or permit the learner to apply techniques outside of the scope of practice in their individual state and discipline.


  • Identify the neuroanatomy, neurobiology, and neuroplasticity related to acute and chronic stress effects on movement and behavior.
  • Identify the functional connections between body and mind in relation to stress, pain, and movement.
  • Demonstrate interpretation of sensory processing and movement dysfunction of the nervous system
  • Outline a new therapeutic narrative for understanding and explaining movement system impairments and neuroplasticity
  • Demonstrate appropriate manual and movement based treatments, regardless of ailment, based on modern neuroscientific evidence
  • Outline an interventional plan using sensory differentiation, intentional movement (including breath retraining), and introductory environmental changes to elicit positive changes in patients.

Participants Comments

  • “Very eye opening and engaging. I’m excited to use this in my practice - PT”
  • “Incredible course. Highly recommend to everyone in the therapy community to address the somatosensory connection - OT”
  • “This was a fascinating course and really stretched the way I think about pain and stress. - PT”


  • Day 1

    8:00 Continental Breakfast and Registration
    8:30 Stress and Self-Regulation
    9:30 Autonomic Foundations of Stress
    10:00 BREAK
    10:15 LAB: Breathing and Threat Assessment
    12:00 LUNCH (on your own)
    1:00 Supporting Safety and Relaxation: Touch and Interoception
    1:45 LAB: Manual Diaphragmatic Techniques - Clinical Application
    3:00 BREAK
    3:15 LAB: Manual Cranial Techniques - Clinical Application
    4:00 LAB: Manual Grounding Techniques - Clinical Application
    4:45 Creating an Environment of Safety
    5:30 Adjourn
  • Day 2

    8:00 Pain and Prediction
    9:30 BREAK
    10:15 Movement and Stress
    10:45 LAB: Assessing Threat and Stress in the Movement System
    12:00 LUNCH (on your own)
    1:00 Supporting Safety and Relaxation: Movement
    2:00 LAB: Intro to Teaching Embodied Movement
    3:00 BREAK
    3:15 LAB: Teaching Embodied Movement - Clinical Application
    4:00 How to Use Techniques and Protocols in Your Clinical Setting
    5:00 Q/A, Course Evaluation and Adjourn

Cancellation Policy

Registration fee less a $75 administrative charge is refundable if cancellation received 14 days prior to program date. No refunds will be given after that time. Therapy Network, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a seminar and will refund in full the registration fee only. TNI is NOT responsible for registrants nonrefundable airfare, accommodations or fees.