The Full PFMS Level 2 Experience. All From Your Home or Office.

Let’s acknowledge the elephant in the room - we no longer live in the same world we did at the beginning of 2020. With physical distancing in effect, the way we connect with clients, the services we offer and how we continue our educational journey have all changed.

The current social constraints have made it nearly impossible to engage in workshop-type environments, which is where we “sharpen the saw” and learn how to become better practitioners. Simply put, the way we learn has shifted… immensely!

Because we want to meet you where you are, you can now enroll in Level 2 from your home or office. Through a combination of live education, newly recorded content and group interactions, this Level 2 experience has (literally) never been experienced like this before!

Level 2 Objectives:

  • Each Level 2 Pain-Free Movement Specialist will dive deeper into the latest in pain science and how the biopsychosocial model applies to clients in pain.
  • Understand how biomechanical principles and functional anatomy relate to upright posture, and how 3-Dimensional movement is impacted by chronic pain.
  • How the principles of fascia and plasticity relate to movement impairments and efficient whole body movement.
  • How motor control deficiencies’ play a significant role in movement compensations and limitations, and how the nervous system responds to specific corrective exercises.
  • Assimilate the basic principles behind the client-centered interview process, and learn first hand how to implement the four foundational assessments used to gather each client’s movement data:
    • 1) Pelvis landmarking/assessment
    • 2) Single leg stance assessment
    • 3) Overhead squat assessment
    • 4) Rotational excursion assessment
  • Interpret the assessment data, establish precise objectives & outcomes, and design individualized corrective exercise programs with precision and confidence.
  • Learn the acute variables behind numerous corrective exercise strategies and outcomes to design effective programs.

Dates: January 25|26 and 27|28, 2021

PFMS Level 2 - Virtual Experience 

16 hours of education spread over 4-days
(9am-1pm PST)
Level 2 material sent via email prior to workshop
Custom postural evaluation & movement assessment forms incl.




  • Annual Member = $699
  • Non Member = $799
  • Level 2 returnee = $199


Level 2 Testimonials


Matt Boyer, MS
Adjunct Faculty - Indiana University
NASM Master Instructor

"Function First has put together a great educational tool with their Pain-Free Movement Specialist program. I have personally completed level 1 and 2 and both enhanced my ability to understand movement, the body, and the Biopsychosocial Model.

From initial assessments to taking a client through a workout and everything in between, the PFMS program is there to support you with a wealth of information and knowledge. I also completed the hands-on workshop for level 2 participants that provided a safe, supportive environment to enhance what was taught in level 1. Today, I still reference techniques taught in the program with my clients with great results."


DeRahn Johnson


"The 2-day mentorship with Anthony Carey has been without a doubt,the highlight of my fitness career. The mentorship completely reshaped the way I view and implement corrective exercise.

I am still amazed at how much knowledge exists within the team at Function First in San Diego.

If you are serious about taking your career to the next level, you MUST take advantage of this opportunity."