The Athlete Movement System: Upper Quarter

Presented by Jared Vagy, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Meet Your Instructor

  • Jared Vagy, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
    Jared Vagy, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

    Dr. Vagy received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Southern California (USC). He has completed a one-year residency in orthopedics and a one-year fellowship in movement science. Dr. Vagy is an adjunct instructor of clinical physical therapy in the DPT program at USC. He has published three books and numerous articles on injury prevention. Dr. Vagy delivers lectures and seminars internationally on the topic of The Movement System. He is an orthopedic clinical specialist and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. Dr. Vagy has served as a physical therapist in China for the Chinese National Track and Field Team, has worked with USA Track and Field at the Olympic Team Trials, has completed a rotation at the US Olympic Training Center working primarily with USA Men's gymnastics, and has provided medical care at international events such as the International Weightlifting Federation World Championships. He has rehabilitated several world champions, gold medalists, and Olympic athletes. His assessments and treatments are rooted deeply in an understanding of The Movement System.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the biomechanics and sports specific demands of upper quarter in sport
  • Understand the importance of regional interdependence of the upper quarter with its functional relationship to pathobiomechanics
  • Demonstrate and select appropriate movement assessments and treatments for the upper quarter of athletes
  • Provide interventions based on faulty movement patterns observed relating to the key impairments obtained from the objective examination
  • Learn current research supporting movement and sport specific assessments and treatments


5:00pm-5:50pm Chapter 1: The Movement System and Foundational Assessment
5:50pm-6:40pm Chapter 2: Biomechanics and Advanced Assessment
6:40pm-6:50pm Break
6:50pm-7:40pm Chapter 3: The Treatment Pyramid
7:40pm-7:45pm Break
7:45pm-8:15pm Question and Answer Session