Human movement is a complex behavior within a specific context.
The movement system is the integration of body systems that generate and maintain movement at all levels of bodily function. Human movement is a complex behavior within a specific context, and is influenced by social, environmental, and personal factors.
APTA recently released the movement screen, a tool designed to detect movement impairments observed during functional tasks and activities that will help you decide which additional tests and measures to include in the patient and client examination.
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Aug 1, 2015 / White Paper
This 2015 white paper examines the implications of the movement system on practice, education, and research.
Sep 1, 2019 / Article
Integrating consistent application of the movement system in physical therapist practice, education, and research is consistent with the guiding principles for the vision.
May 14, 2019 / Article
The movement system is ready to move, and we need all hands on deck.
Jun 3, 2015 / Policies & Bylaws
House position: Outlines management of the movement system.
Additional Movement System Management Content
Jan 13, 2022 / Article
Functional movement disorders (FMD) are characterized by a sudden onset of neurological symptoms resulting in abnormal involuntary movements with symptom variability that cannot be explained by a conventional neurological or medical disorder.
Feb 19, 2021 /
Dr. Sahrmann elaborates on her thought-provoking Point of View in a conversation that acknowledges some of the differences of opinion and controversies surrounding this vital topic.
Nov 3, 2020 / Perspective
We have a very sweet spot as professionals to not only help those already hurting, but also help facilitate movement experiences.
Nov 19, 2018 / Review
Systems science emphasizes collecting and analyzing clinical data using a common language, say authors of a "Point of View" article in PTJ.
May 1, 2016 / Feature
An upcoming summit will explore the implications and goals of recognizing the movement system as the core of physical therapist practice, education, and research. Meanwhile, here's some background to bring you up-to-date.