The Athlete Brain: Level 1. Katy standing on the sidelines of a football game.

THE ATHLETE BRAIN SERIES

The Athlete Brain: Foundations of Motor Control for Performance

The Athlete Brain: Foundations of Motor Control for Performance is a short course developed to introduce new concepts and help you level-up training for athletes, clients and/or patients.

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Summer 2021

Start Date

3

Modules

$50

Cost

Prerequisites

n/a

The Athlete Brain Series is for practitioners who want to level up their rehab & training strategies to ensure athletes of all abilities can meet the demands of their daily routines, activities, & sport competition.

Katie Mitchell, PhD(c), PT, CAT(C)

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The Course

If youre active, you’re an athlete. Throughout the lifespan we participate in different levels of activity with several factors that affect daily performance. Therefore, it is essential to understand how the brain and body work together to be successful in sport and life.

Our nervous system guides our every movement, acting as the control centre for the  interpretation all of the available opportunities and feedback an environment provides. Based on this information, the brain determines which actions to produce to be successful. Every day we navigate complex environments that require processing of multi-sensory information, from walking a dog down a busy street versus on an uneven hiking trail. During a sport competition, an athlete is required to process even more complex information in a constantly evolving field of play to subsequently make quick, accurate decisions, and to successfully execute actions. Not only that, but they must ignore irrelevant information to avoid distractions. There is a disconnect between fundamentals of motor control and physical performance training, specifically for cognition, perception, and movement coordination.

The Athlete Brain: Foundations of Motor Control for Performance is a short course developed to introduce new concepts and help you level-up training for athletes, clients and/or patients.

As wellness and movement professionals, we need to consider the underlying mechanisms of motor control to meet the demands of sport and life for performance. Translating this knowledge to practice may better determine an individual’s capacity for performance, evaluating intrinsic and extrinsic factors that may affect their success and/or optimize their potential. These factors may include age, level of experience, and injuries.

The course will combine the fundamentals of neuroscience and motor control for all levels of ability to re-frame our perspectives of traditional training methods. A modern framework will be applied throughout the course to guide individualized programming, there are no cookie-cutter approaches here!

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