Movement Fix Workshop

Portland, OR
Sunday, September 15th 2019
9am to 5pm

Taught by Ryan DeBell, MS, DC

Event Details

Date: Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Time: 9am to 5pm

Venue: CrossFit Dragonfire

Address:18412 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97230

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What We Cover



Foundational Movement Concepts

The foundational concepts provide a framework of knowledge that can be applied to all lifts, exercises, and mobility drills.

This section is critical for your understanding of movement as the rest of the course builds upon the concepts covered.

You will learn:

  • Mobility vs stability vs flexibility vs motor control
  • Why things get tight, how to improve range of motion
  • The current science of foam rolling and stretching
  • A systematic approach to good form
  • Relevant anatomy for each body area



Creating Tension the Right Way

There are 4 ways people create tension in their lifts. Some are applicable for gymnastics movements and others are used for heavy lifts.

In this module you will learn:

  • The 3-step process to properly teach bracing
  • How to identify sub-optimal bracing strategies
  • Easy cues to use to teach oblique activation
  • Appropriate timing of spinal bracing



Find & Fix Deadlift Issues

Keeping the lower back safe in the deadlift is vital.

In this section you will learn:

  • How to assess why someone can't achieve a solid deadlift position
  • How to differentiate back weakness from hamstring tightness
  • How to progress people through mobility and stability exercises



Squatting, Mobility, and Stances

Everyone squats differently. People come in different shapes and sizes. How do you know what squat stance is best?

In this module you will learn:

  • 5-step process to assessing the squat
  • How different hip anatomy dictates squat stance
  • How to use different mobility drills, technique drills, and exercises to improve the squat
  • Ankle, foot, and knee movements to improve mobility



Strong, Healthy, and Mobile Shoulders

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, yet it's a common site of injury and pain. The question is does this shoulder need more mobility?

In this module you will learn:

  • The tests to determine whether to stretch the shoulder or not
  • How to work on the muscles that limit shoulder range of motion
  • How to improve rotator cuff strength and capacity correctly
  • The role of the shoulder blade and how to train scapular robustness
  • How to program shoulder exercises and warm ups

Is this Workshop for Me?

The Movement Fix Workshop has been attended by thousands of people with various backgrounds, from sports chiropractors, to trainers, to coaches, to 12-year old athletes, to people with a broken bones.

There aren't any pre-requisites to attend this workshop. Iif you're thinking 'is this too advanced for me?' - it probably isn't.

It's designed for people of various backgrounds who want the tools  their body healthy for a lifetime and understand the 'why' behind what we do in the gym.

"It is so important to me as a business owner that my Coaches understand the "why" and can articulate that "why" to our members."

-Brian Alexander, Owner of CrossFit Illumine


8:30 - 9:00Check in
9:00 - 9:50Movement Framework pt.1
9:50 - 10:00Break
10:00 - 10:45Movement Framework pt.1
10:45 - 10:55Break
10:55 - 11:20Stiffening Strategies
11:20 - 12:30Hips, Deadlifting & The Low Back
12:30 - 1:30Lunch
1:30 - 3:30Squating, Variations, Limiters
3:30 - 3:40 Break
3:40 - 5:00Strong, Healthy & Mobile Shoulders

What People are Saying

“Several years into Crossfit training, I’d have nagging pain every so often, and had plateaued in most of my WOD’s. Attending the TMF workshop helped me fix some of the important things I had stopped paying attention to. The workshop helped me find small fixes that made a big difference in my strength by giving me some good foundational principles to train by. The price I paid for this workshop was a bargain for what I learned. I thought at first the workshop might be too advanced for me, but I felt that Ryan communicated clearly and it was perfect for me as an athlete.”

Karen Gach

Member, Acuo CrossFit

“I’ve taken TMF Workshop twice, around one year apart. Both times I was equally impressed. Being a clinician and a crossfitter I found this material beneficial in many ways. Not only were the systems easy to follow, they also allow for creative accessory work that can be tailored to each individual. Ryan is a genuine human being with skills in leadership, mentorship and educating. This was one of the most effective courses I have been to (and I’ve been to a ton). I’d recommend it to any clinician striving to provide superior care to their patients, any coach who wants to lead their athletes to safe, effective growth, and any athlete looking to expand their knowledge on movement, form and performance."

Matt Wiest, DC

Sports Chiropractor

"Dr. DeBell and The Movement Fix Workshop have been hugely impactful to my practice. As a CrossFit coach (and athlete) as well as a physical therapist who treats mostly CrossFit and weightlifting athletes in my clinic, I found the screening approach he teaches in this workshop to be very interesting and helpful. It will streamline your thinking and outline an application of the tools! Taking the TMF workshop was worth way more than the price!"

Sarah Haran, DPT

Arrow PT Seattle

"Ryan DeBell and The Movement Fix were instrumental in my initiative for continuing education for my 15 Coaches at CrossFit Illumine.   The Movement Fix teaches you that it isn't all about "mashing and smashing" and movement is a lot more complex than what we see at the surface.  It is so important to me as a business owner that my Coaches understand the "why" and can articulate that "why" to our members.  Ryan has a remarkable ability to take complex ideas and make them easily digestible for the average Coach or Athlete.  I highly recommend this seminar if you are serious about professionalizing your coaching staff and business."

Brian Alexander

Owner, CrossFit Illumine

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who shouldn't take this workshop?

If you don't squat, deadlift, overhead lift, or work with anyone who does those things, this workshop is likely not applicable for you.

Can anyone take this workshop?

There are no pre-requisites for this workshop. Athletes, trainers, coaches, casual exercisers, and clinicians have all attended from various backgrounds, abilities, and age groups.

Are there CEUs for this workshop?

At this time, The Movement Fix Workshop is not pre-approved for CEUs. However, many previous attendees submitted the course syllabus and certificate of attendance to receive credits. We are happy to help provide you any documentation you need to get credits.

Is there a refund policy?

Yes, you can receive a full refund 30 days in advance of attendance. Transfer of your registration to another person is allowed if the event is in less than 30 days.