Introducing Virginia is for Learners Live Virtual Training! Attend live training and be part of a virtual classroom. It's the same high-quality learning experience and expert instruction you've come to expect from APTA Virginia in-person classroom training—only it's from the convenience of your own home or work computer.


Classes are limited in size and specifically designed to engage students virtually. Our course content has been adapted for optimal online learning:

  • Instructor-led/facilitator-supported
  • CEUs and Certificate of Completion available

2 Contact Hours of Type 1 Credit


If pain occurs with movement, then observation and analysis of movement are required. This course will utilize smartphone video technology slow motion analysis to identify deviant movement(s). Real-time symptom modification of deviant movement can improve the effectiveness and efficiency of movement system impairment syndromes.

This approach can be fun by providing significant individual case level evidence and enhancing patient-centered care while enhancing engagement with the client to solve the client's problems. This approach can enhance clinicians' existing clinical toolkit and facilitate reflective learning and professional development.

There are many advantages to using 2D slow-motion video analysis for the management of movement disorders, including increased accuracy in diagnosing movement impairments; improved communication with patients and the healthcare team; increased engagement of the patient; and improved understanding of movement and the impact of treatment on that movement.

  • Identify benefits & barriers, indications to the use of 2D video using portable devices with integrated cameras for slow motion analysis of clients who are experiencing movement system impairment syndromes.
  • Recognize indications for the use of 2D video slow motion analysis for management of movement system impairment syndromes, prevention of injuries, & performance enhancement.
  • Outline the how to do tactics & techniques of recording, analyzing, storing, & retrieving video data which can improve the validity and reliability of slow-motion analysis & client's motor learning in the management of movement system impairment syndromes, injury prevention, & performance enhancement.
  • Identify & define frame of reference, key reference points useful to describe motion, deviant movements when performing two-dimensional slow-motion video analysis.
  • Given results of two-dimensional slow-motion video analysis describe symptom modification procedure & recognize a working hypothesis to problem solve movement system impairment syndromes.
  • Recognize a working hypothesis identifying potential side effects & unintended consequences of chosen intervention.


Damien Howell PT, DPT, OCS


Dr. Howell has extensive academic, clinical, and continuing education teaching experience, along with previous academic positions at Indiana University and Virginia Commonwealth University. He has presented on gait analysis and gait training to more than 1000 health professionals across the country, sharing what he has learned from his extensive clinical experience. Dr. Howell continues to provide evidence-based, client-centered healthcare to clients in a way that is innovative and engaging, while mentoring, teaching, and leading peers to change the way physical therapy is practiced.