Dr. Thomson discusses the importance of the team approach when treating athletes. With constant communication between the team of professionals building a better athlete, patient results and satisfaction tremendously increase. It is important that this team not only communicates often, but is also speaking the same language. The team should include professionals such as coaches, orthopedists, strength and conditioning coaches, etc.This presentation addresses some of the most important movement patterns for athletic performance. Whether it is decreased performance or increased risk of injury, when there is dysfunction noted in these patterns – something bad will happen. After the presentation practitioners and students have the tools to immediately assess and treat their patients.Objectives:Discuss the importance of the team approach DC / PT / MD / Coach, etc..Explain the the joint by joint approach and regional interdependence.Describe Important movement patterns for athletic performance.Assess and identify potential problematic movement dysfunction in athletes.