What am I going to learn?

  • Accreditatie - Only for Dutch and Belgium participants

    Kwaliteitshuis: 3 punten; PQK: 8 NE

  • Course language & duration

    English - Hours - After purchase this webinar will be accessible for one month

  • Description

    Coaching movement has evolved in recent years from prescriptive programming to more reinforcement learning models. Phases of motor learning such as cognitive, associative, and autonomous may not exist as we think they do. The complexity of human movement may be better understood though the lens of dynamical systems theory. Dynamical systems have complex and self-organizing properties that emerge based on the tools available. Assuring that the required tools are available and then providing a feedback rich, implicit environment may be a better strategy to assure the transfer of skill to task. This 1,5 hour course will explore a deeper understand of how these systems work and how to drive them in the desired directions. It will be followed by 0,5 hour question and answer period.


Erik Meira

Erik Meira is a physical therapist with Black Diamond Physical Therapy in Portland, Oregon. He is a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist and an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with extensive experience in the management of sports injuries at many different levels. He also created and oversees the PT Podcast Network. He has authored several articles and textbook chapters and has lectured at conferences around the world sponsored through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, American Physical Therapy Association, and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association covering topics such as the hip, knee, shoulder, exercise prescription, returning athletes to sport, science application, and ethics in practice. He is a frequent consultant to professional and collegiate sports teams and individual professional athletes.


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    • Welcome

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    Preparation work

    • Set a goal for this E-learning

    • Optimization of Movement: A Dynamical Systems Approach to Movement Systems as Emergent Phenomena

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    • Slides Erik Meira - Human Movement

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    Webinar Erik Meira - Human Movement

    • Recording - Human Movement

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    Final test

    • Final test - Human Movement

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    • Don't forget to be critical!

    • Optimization of Movement - A Dynamical Systems Approach to Movement Systems as Emergent Phenomena

    • Ithurburn et al 2015 - Young Athletes With Quadriceps Femoris Strength Asymmetry at Return to Sport After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Demonstrate Asymmetric Single-Leg Drop-Landing Mechanics

    • Davids 2003 - Movement systems as dynamical systems - the functional role of variability and its implications for sports medicine

    • Nonlinear Pedagogy: An Effective Approach to Cater for Individual Differences in Learning a Sports Skill

    • Reflect on your goal

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    Re-watch recording

    • Re-watch webinar with playbar