Online Course
Indications, Benefits and Barriers of 2D Motion Analysis
Learn how to use tablets or smart phones for motion analysis in clinical practice

1-1.5 hours





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Damien Howell
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Dr. Damien Howell promotes evidence-based, patient-centred, effective, and efficient Physical Therapy services

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The observation, analysis and management of movement are necessary to address movement system impairments. While the use of 2D slow-motion video can facilitate this process, this technique is under-utilised. This course, the first in a four-part series, provides a guide to the indications, benefits and barriers related to the use of 2D motion analysis.


The course aims to describe the indications for, benefits of, and barriers to the use of 2D slow-motion video analysis in clinical practice.


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.2 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • identify three benefits of 2D slow-motion video analysis
  • discuss the reliability and validity of information obtained via 2D motion analysis
  • discuss four techniques to manage privacy and confidentiality issues related to the use of 2D slow-motion video analysis in the clinical setting
  • list six indications for the use of 2D slow-motion video analysis in clinical practice
  • justify the use of 2D slow-motion video analysis in clinical practice to address movement system impairments, prevent injury, and enhance performance

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

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Thank you Physiopedia for these courses! This is a topic I have been looking for sometime now. It is an excellent group of courses that every PT should do.
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I am so happy to see this course in Physioplus as I always wondered about using technology and recording to help physio find the cause of some gait problems in patients.
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