Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the kinetic chain and its influence on dysfunction and injury in the foot, ankle, hip, thoracic spine, and glenohumeral joints

  • Develop and utilize proper progression of essential movement patterns and how it relates to safe resistance training practices

  • Apply the 6 essential functional movement patterns into early training phases for youth athletes

  • Identify common mistakes in movement patterns and exercises

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Functional Movement Patterns

    • Introduction to Functional Movement Patterns

    • Knowledge Check

  • 2

    Kinetic Chain and Dysfunction

    • Kinetic Chain and Dysfunction

    • Knowledge Check

  • 3

    Essential Movement Patterns

    • Essential Movement Patterns

    • Knowledge Check


Outreach Athletic Trainer

Jessica Morales, MBA, MS, LAT, ATC

Jessica Morales is an Outreach Athletic Trainer for Houston Methodist. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University, her Masters of Science Degree from Texas State University, and her Masters of Business Administration from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, Kemuel, and dog, Selena.