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.” 

Kristy Arneson, DC, LMT

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.) 

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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 



Reciprocal inhibition 

Local tx fail->look up and down the chain  (Regional interdependence)  

Spine sx caused by extremity dysfunction 

Extremity sx caused by spine dysfunction 

Extremity mirroring 

Tension points  

Treat what you find 


3 Rs 

Multiple subclassifications 

Treatment trials 

Preventive care-mechanical, systemic

Lead with empathy  

Patient-centered goals 

Co-management lanes 


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