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Optimizing Shoulder Function

June 1 @ 8:00 am - October 23 @ 7:00 pm

Instructed by Tera Mezynski, B(Sc) Kinesiology, M(Sc) Physical Therapy &

Kerry Carlson, B(Sc) Physiology, B(Sc) Physical Therapy


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Optimizing Should Function June 2024


Registration Deadline:  18 May 2024


Date:                         *Starts the first week of June (Launch date June 1, 2024)

Location:                 Self-Paced, 7-hour course *(1 year access to course) + 2-hour live virtual Q&A session,

Thursday, October 23, 2024 (6pm-8pm AST) *See disclaimer below.

Fee:                           $179 (ANBMT Member)

This course is $199 when offered by Active Initiatives. Handouts and the live virtual session are an additional fee. The total value saved for the course + documents + live session is $100.00.


CEUs:                        (CMTNB approved 3.5 Category A CEUs) *Active Initiatives will fill in the required supplementary verification letter.

                                    *Student members with anatomy training are eligible to take this certification.

*Important Disclaimer: The course must be completed by October 23, 2023 (before the start of the 2-hour live virtual Q&A session from 6-8pm).

Course Details

  • This is a self-paced, 7-hour virtual course offered through the Thinkific™ platform.
  • There is limited access to the self-paced course. (Must be completed by October 23, 2023.)
  • Lifetime access to handouts, including level 1 and evel 2 client exercise materials. Access to documents via email and Thinkific™ platform.
  • Active Initiatives will provide registrants with login information prior to the course launch date on June 1, 2024.

This course covers shoulder anatomy, function, and critical role of the scapula. Learn the most effective exercises for shoulder injuries (impingement, rotator cuff tear, bursitis, adhesive subluxations, dislocations) and how to prevent them! Become the expert on the most mobile joint in the human body!

Self-Paced Course Topics:

  • Learn functional anatomy to better understand the shoulder.
  • How exactly does the scapula influence movement and pain in the shoulder.
  • What is the scapulohumeral rhythm.
  • How there is a balance between mobility and stability for optimal function.
  • Learn all about shoulder pathologies that can influence function and cause pain such as Subacromial impingement, bursitis, rotator cuff tears, adhesive capsulitis, osteoarthritis, dislocations and more.
  • What else can cause shoulder pain.
  • Learn about shoulder surgical procedures.
  • Learn how to set the foundation with scapular setting.
  • How to correct muscle imbalances influencing shoulder function.
  • Learn a variety of exercises including neck exercises, multiple movement plane exercises,PNF, scapular exercises, open and closed chain exercises and more.

Handouts includes:

  • Shoulder exercise handout with 27 exercises. Streamline your implementation of shoulder function optimalization content with this handout to motivate your clients and keep their technique consistent with detailed cues. Two (2) formats for the handout and a tracking form.
  • Key points handout of all the information discussed in the self-paced course.

2-hour Live Virtual Session:

  • Live virtual Q&A scheduled, October 23, 2024, from 6pm-8pm (AST) using the Zoom platform.
  • The instructors will discuss the content covered in the self-paced module.
  • The instructors answer questions submitted by registrants.
  • The session will be recorded for all registrants that are unable to attend.

About the Instructors

Tera Mezynski, B(Sc) Kinesiology, M(Sc) Physical Therapy

Tera is a physiotherapist who has worked in the healthcare industry for over 15 years in all settings including hospital, private practice, and exercise rehabilitation. Tera has extensive training in lower limb arthroplasty and has helped develop surgical pathways. Neuromuscular exercise, muscle patterning, and exercise prescription are some of her areas of expertise and passion.  Tera’s presentation style and knowledge are empowering, and her enthusiasm is contagious, whether the workshop is self-paced or live.

Kerry Carlson, B(Sc) Physiology, B(Sc) Physical Therapy

Kerry has over 25+ years of experience in all areas of physical therapy, including injury rehabilitation and health promotion. Kerry believes that a little movement throughout the day goes a long way and that small changes can significantly improve our health. Kerry has a gift for developing programs for 1:1 or group for osteoarthritis, balance, cognition, and dual tasking that are second to none.  She is an unbelievable presenter who shares her knowledge of research in such a way that you can’t help but be drawn in and enthused. Join Kerry and you’ll leave with a sense of energy and readiness to implement what you’ve learned.



June 1 @ 8:00 am
October 23 @ 7:00 pm
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Coralie Hopkins, Executive Director, ANBMT
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VIRTUAL, ONLINE  Self-Paced, 7-hour course *(1 year access to course) + 2-hour live virtual Q&A session,