Learn Movement System 

Providing the highest quality continuing education for physical therapists.  Program in Physical Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis is now partnering with Nexus Motion to deliver both onsite and online Movement System Syndromes courses!

Mission of Nexus Motion

Learn Movement System operates under Nexus Motion, a company started by Maiko Morotani, a physical therapist and a passionate educator. 

Nexus Motion's mission statement: To provide education, translation, and consultation services designed to connect movement system professionals all around the world.

Nexus Motion's vision statement:
Spread the joy of learning about the human movement system amongst the young and the seasoned physical therapists, so we may become lifelong practitioners to optimize the quality of human life.  Training important movement professionals such as physical therapists will create "movements" in this world, from excitability at the cellular level all the way up to the societal level.  

About Us

First! Create your FREE account

Your first step in joining the Learn Movement System community is to create your free account.  This gives you permanent access to the Lower Quarter Basics and Upper Quarter Basics courses, courtesy of Washington University.  That's over 10 hours of video contents to help you get started!!  You will also receive helpful tips and the latest event information from Maiko.  Be sure to check your junk / spam box immediately after, so you can access the course content right away.  It happens (!) so I'll say this: if there's a typo in your email address, you won't be able to access the valuable courses.

You can unsubscribe at any time.

Next!  There are 2 ways for you to participate

We offer registrations for individual courses.  Courses can be live events (onsite in the classroom or virtual live streaming) or self-paced online courses.  Some courses are as short as 1-3 hours, and other courses can be 2 days long.  The best way to get a taste of what Learn Movement System has to offer, is to sign up for one of the webinars.  The quality of information is so high, we know you will be hooked after just one webinar! 

The most comprehensive program is the ALL ACCESS annual subscription membership.  As an ALL ACCESS member, you are automatically registered for all VIRTUAL courses, starting with contents from March 2024.  Not only does this program provide incredible discount for the contents offered at Learn Movement System, you will be a part of a community that consists of the incredibly motivated practitioners from around the world. 

Individual Courses

Learn about the past and future courses from this page.  At Learn Movement System, we always offer recordings of every event.  Recording access is limited to a certain period when you choose the a la carte option.

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ALL ACCESS membership

For the committed learner of the movement system!  Automatically get access to contents starting from March 2024, and be registered for all future VIRTUAL events.  When you have an active membership, your recording access NEVER expires.

Learn More about ALL ACCESS

Pioneering the 

Movement System

Washington University in St. Louis has been the leader in promoting the human movement system.  Learn Movement System is your central resource for deepening your understanding of the Movement System Syndromes and the management of musculoskeletal pain conditions.

World Class Faculty

You will get to learn from the faculty and associates who have been developing the Movement System Syndromes concept for decades, and from the next generation of instructors trusted by the faculty.

Meet the faculty

High Quality Contents

We know you are hungry for quality education.  Save money and time by learning from your smartphone, or come to the classroom and receive hands-on lab instructions from our world-class instructors.  

Free courses

Evidence Based

At the core of pursuing the human movement system is the curious mindset of physical therapists who want to understand the scientific basis of why we do what we do.  

Course Schedule

Professionals and the general population are ALL excited!

On 8/4/2023, Dr. Shirley Sahrmann's episode was released on the Tim Ferriss Show.  Since millions of people listen to his podcast, the idea of using movement as medicine is buzzing.  After only 3 days of release, the YouTube video already has 12,000 views.  As of 7/8/2024, it has over 54,000 views.  Incredible!!  It shows you how many people are suffering from low back pain, and how nicely Shirley explained Tim's pain issue.  Check out the YouTube episode, and Shirley's now not-so-secret exercise routine.  Podcast is great but YouTube videos allow us to appreciate the alignment and movement patterns.  Enjoy!  

The Tim Ferriss Show: Dr. Shirley Sahrmann
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Are you looking for skilled physical therapists? 

Thanks to each and every one of you for watching / listening to this wonderful podcast episode.  Due to the high number of inquiries sent to Learn Movement System, looking for physical therapists who treat using the Movement System Impairment concepts, we are creating the long-awaited directory of MSI practitioners.  Hopefully, you can find someone in your area, or request telehealth appointments. 


Movement System Practitioners Directory

Evolution of continuing education courses

Dr. Shirley Sahrmann explains why it is necessary for you to take Movement System Syndromes courses.  

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Incredible learning opportunities in the classroom and online

At Learn Movement System, we are constantly striving for better ways to deliver the course content (in person, online, and recording access).  Check out how much fun we have during the course!

Understand the WHY!

There are plenty of con ed courses that focus on treatments.  But do you know why you are using them?  At Learn Movement System, we provide evidence-based and basic scientific knowledge to figure out the reason why your patients are experiencing musculoskeletal pain problems.  You will understand why you learned what you originally learned in PT school!
Origin of Movement System Syndromes

Check out these courses before they go away at the end of this year (2024)!  

In 2023, the flagship courses at Washington University in St. Louis covered the lumbar spine and hip Movement System Syndromes.  The multi-day courses were recorded and packaged as self-paced online courses.  The last day to purchase these lumbar spine and hip courses is 12/31/2024!  After that, they will be archived.  

Lumbar Spine course


Pre-recorded 2-day course

  • Save $125 from the original course price
  • 90-day¬†access to the recordings, worth over 15 hours¬†(1.525) CEUs from California PT Association
  • Permanent access to a separate Lower Quarter Basics course
  • Front-row view of all the live demonstrations
  • Includes additional lectures on upper and lower abdominals
  • Check your understanding by taking the post-course test!
Get LUMBAR 90-day access NOW

Femoral/Hip Syndromes course


Pre-recorded 2-day course

  • Save $125 from the original course price
  • 90-day¬†access to the recordings, worth 12.5 hours of¬†CEUs from California PT Association
  • Permanent access to a separate Lower Quarter Basics course
  • Front-row view of all the live demonstrations
  • Includes a brief¬†lecture on Tibiofemoral Rotation Syndrome
  • Learn to progress your patient's program utilizing the Movement Spectrum concept!
Get HIP 90-day access NOW

Lower Quarter Bundle


Pre-recorded package, BEST DEAL!

  • Save $265 from the original bundle package price
  • Lumbar¬†Spine course
  • Femoral / Hip¬†Syndromes course
  • 3 summer webinars: evidence for¬†kinesiopathologic concepts and 2 lumbar case studies
  • RobRoy Martin's¬†2023 Sahrmann Lectureship recording
  • 6-month access to the recordings, worth >33 hours of content!!
  • Permanent access to a separate Lower Quarter Basics course
Get LQ Bundle 180-day access NOW

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