Get QA Certified
Become the go-to manual / movement therapist in your area – get certified!
- Want to work in a more holistic framework, but aren’t sure where to start?
- Keep taking functional assessment & treatment courses, but not clear on what to use when?
- Do you know how to find multiple issues on the same patient, but feel you don’t always know where to begin?
Quadrant Analysis provides that holistic framework. It ties things together so you know how to prioritize and where to begin.
Learning Quadrant Analysis is not easy. Which is why it’s worth doing so.
Quadrant Analysis Certification is also not easy. It is meant to be challenging. But by committing to the process and receiving feedback, guidance and corrections you will grow your understanding of and master QA material.
About the Course
Level 1 is achieved by passing the Quadrant Analysis CE course we have with Southeast Sports Seminars! It contains a number of multiple-choice quizzes to ensure comprehension of the underlying concepts of QA. The rest of the certification levels are heavy on practical demonstrations of QA concepts and related skills. These practical demonstrations are key to deeper understanding of the information and skill sets, and truly owning the material!
You will receive specific, practical feedback which will help you grow your comprehension and drive the material home.
Once you have passed the Level 1 exam you will also gain access to our QA Discord group which offers guidance and support from instructors and other practitioners who have worked through or are working through the certification program.
Commit to the process. Get that clinical confidence. Get certified in Quadrant Analysis!
“QA was the puzzle piece I didn’t know was missing. It gave me a frame work to treat my patients that were getting 90% better, then plateaued. QA allowed me a method of evaluating and treating to get them to 100% quickly and effectively.”
Level 1: Basic Concepts
We have partnered with Southeast Sports Seminars for our Level 1 Quadrant Analysis Certification. This partnership allows you to earn CE units in most states in the US (and even some additional countries.)
Level 2: Short/Long and DTT
The Level 2 certification requires two video practicals.
One: Choose either Manual Therapist or Movement Therapist. Or, if you’re feeling yourself, do both
Manual Therapist Practical– you’ll submit a video showing your knowledge going from joint to joint describing what muscles are short and long and the DTT that correlate with each directional joint restriction.
Movement Therapist Practical– you’ll submit a video of you describing what you would see in each major joint complex when evaluating movement for a right flexor short/left extensor short pattern. Identify the postural and movement dysfunction and it’s concomitant local short and long muscles.
Two: A series of three videos each demonstrating five different interventions you can use to address a different short/long muscle imbalance, taking into account DTT and potential joint dysfunction.
Level 3: Advanced Concepts
Three sets of video practicals are required for Level 3 Certification.
Video(s) of any length showing application of at least ten of the following QA concepts. Proficiency must be shown while applying a concept in a situation where that concept is actually applicable.
QA Concepts List
3 types of stress
Short/long-functional vs glued
Joint restriction in pattern
Muscles crossing fixated joints don’t work well
Pain in the back check the front
Pain in the front check the back
PBs-packed/packed, loose/loose, outlier, DTT Motor control
Local tx fail->look up and down the chain (Regional interdependence)
Spine sx caused by extremity dysfunction
Extremity sx caused by spine dysfunction
Treat what you find
Preventive care-mechanical, systemic
Lead with empathy
One video demonstrating teaching, correcting, cueing Motor Control exercises
One video where you describe the basics of each subclassification; how you detect them
and the basics of how you would approach them in treatment
Level 4: Expert
Three videos of live exams and initial treatments with discussion from practitioner describing findings and approach. Discussion can occur during or after exam/treatment.
Exam & Subclassification Concepts:
Written Presentations – four presentations discussing full case management using patient records – exam, findings, treatment based on QA concepts, retesting, and shifting of approach as necessary for one each of the following subclassifications: PB, Hypermobility, Abdominal, Motor Control
Logbook of 30 patient interactions that illuminate at least one QA concept. Must include all concepts NOT covered by Level 2 submissions at least once.
Level 5: Instructor
After completing all the certifications and having 2 years of additional experience after passing the Expert level, you can enroll to become an instructor.
In addition to the above, candidates:
Must have displayed a strong ability to help beginners in our discord group for those two years.
Must submit a minimum of five hours of video showing teaching of all major concepts.
Must do a minimum of 48 hours of assistant teaching at live courses.
Must submit to mock teaching evaluations.
Other Certifications (require in-person evaluation)
Soft tissue evaluation and manual skills
Joint manipulation skills
Movement evaluation skills
QA Certification is a great fit for chiropractors and other practitioners including physical therapists and licensed massage therapists.
Build your skills. Build your practice.
Level 1: Quadrant Analysis CE course through Southeast Sports Seminars
Level 2: Short/Long and DTT $149
Level 3: Advanced Concepts $199
Level 4: Expert $249
Level 5: Instructor