THE ATHLETE BRAIN SERIES
The Athlete Brain Level 2
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)
Our nervous system is infinitely complex, even more so when we consider the sensorimotor demands of sport. During a sport competition, an athlete is required to process information in a constantly changing field of play to subsequently make quick, accurate decisions and to successfully execute actions. As clinicians, we need to consider the underlying mechanisms of sensorimotor processing to meet the demands of sport for rehabilitation and performance. Translating this knowledge to clinical practices may better determine an athlete’s readiness for return to sport for not just orthopaedic injuries and surgeries, but concussion and vestibular conditions.
The Athlete Brain Level 2 course will build upon the mechanisms learned in the Athlete Brain Level 1 course to further understand how the brain influences sport performance and activity. A modern approach to assessment, rehabilitation, and training for sport competition will be reviewed. Within this framework, clinical considerations will be discussed for various types of athletes and expectations for their level of performance based on the spectrum of athletic experience. Current academic literature will be reviewed, and participants will be provided with supplementary research articles for each module. In addition, outcome measures, developments in technology, and other suggestions to improve assessment and rehabilitation of autonomic function and exercise tolerance, advanced vestibular-ocular motor, cervicogenic, balance and coordination. Further discussion will be focused on building a meaningful program for each individual based on the demands of sport, work, and life.
Members will have access to an exclusive Facebook group that will house course content, resources, videos, and live Q & A sessions.