Sunshine Coast: Mobility and Stability for Performance
MOTOR CONTROL COULD BE THE LIMITING FACTOR IN SPORTS PERFORMANCE!
You too can learn systematic motor control to support exercise performance, with supportive mobility techniques, enhancing the sensory rich environment to support reflex-driven, context-specific stability.
The course provides important mobility techniques to self-reset restrictions, with static and dynamic stability cueing strategies to express better patterns that underpin exercise performance.
See below for more detailed course information.
The Movement. Functional Training
73 Wises Road, Maroochydore, Queensland
Mobility and Stability for Performance
This is a composite of three short courses:
- Mobility and Stability for Performance: “The Pillar"
- Mobility and Stability for Performance: “The Upper Quarter"
- Mobility and Stability for Performance: “The Lower Quarter"
2 days (14 hours) not including a one hour break for lunch each day.
Greg Dea, Performance Sports Physiotherapist
Comprehensive reference list provided.
Digital interactive manual provided.
Background: Performance in rehabilitation, exercise and sports performance relies on the ability to respond, then adapt to external and internal stimuli, blending mobility, stability and motor control. This is robust function.
This course discusses how motor control could be the limiting factor in sports performance. Successful human movement skills are built upon central and peripheral processing of rich sensory information. Such movement skills are context specific and reflex driven.
Cueing, feedback and dosage of learning motor control is rarely taught in applied settings. This course deliberately explores these crucial coaching elements, and the mobility drills that enhance them, to produce changed behaviour and higher performance in the upper quarter. The exercise drills provide a practical window on 20th and 21st century rehabilitation, exercise and sports performance science as they relate to human performance behaviours such as rolling, crawling, climbing, chopping, lifting, pressing, pulling, turning, running, jumping, landing and changing direction. These drills serve as guidelines for specifically improving positions, patterns and power. The ability to provide feedback and cueing on movement results and performance, and an ability to speak and write about mobility, stability and motor control will be assessed.
The first applied element of this course, “the pillar”, builds on how the concept of the core has evolved. We now refer to it as the pillar, defining it as the shoulders, hips and the area between – the trunk or torso. The pillar allows for functional breathing, organ protection, control of forces and force transmission.
The second and third elements of the course continues the expression, absorption, storage and release of energy from the pillar, specifically involving the shoulder girdle, and upper limb, then involving the pelvic girdle, and lower limb.
The final element of the course introduces some of the fantastically complex, yet effectively simple, movement preparation drills that link all elements of the pillar, upper quarter and lower quarter, to prepare for higher levels of exercise training and sports performance.
This course is designed to raise the conscious instructing and competency level for all students of rehabilitation, exercise and sports performance. It is designed to increase acknowledgement of mobility, stability and motor control as a limiting factor in functional capacity. The course aims to confront the errors in our exercise culture by improving understanding of the scientific systems and building blocks for movement skills.
By the end of the course, the student will be able to:
- Coach, cue and educe mobility, stability and motor control of the pillar, upper and lower quarters using various drills, exercises and techniques, with improving feedback, cueing and dosage.
- State the modern definition and purpose of "the pillar, upper and lower quarter" as it relates to rehabilitation, exercise and sports performance;
- Describe the concise model of how mobility and motor control sum to produce human behaviours;
- Classify barriers to performance into four main categories;
- Recall the difference between static and dynamic motor control;
- Describe the concept of overflow and irradiation as it applies to human movement;
- Demonstrate improved mobility and motor control of the pillar, upper and lower quarter in multiple positions and patterns;
- Apply functional breathing to enhance mobility and support motor control and force production, absorption and transmission;
- Determine effective positioning and patterning for pillar, upper and lower quarter performance based on individual behaviour.
- Assess competency of motor control.
Lecture 1: The essence and barriers of rehabilitation, exercise and sports performance behaviours
Practical 1: Assessing rolling as the fundamental mobility, stability and motor control strategy beyond breathing, gripping, eyes and head movements. Included in this practical is the purpose, description, implications and pre-requisites for competent neuromuscular control of the body at ground level
Lecture 2: Harnessing brain power to optimise rehabilitation, exercise and sports performance behaviours. The key scientific discussion revolves around layering neuromuscular output, feedback, cueing and dosage for movement skill learning, retention and transfer.
Remaining practicals: Interventions to continue to improve trunk, upper and lower quarter mobility, stability and motor control at ground level, quadruped, transitional positions. standing/walking and greater-than-bodyweight positions, patterns with power. Students will alternate between experiencing (being coached, cued and instructed) and coaching/instructing/cueing. Also included in this practical is an introduction to advanced linking movement preparation drills for team or individual sports involved in linear, lateral, multidirectional running.
Assessment, Q&A, case studies as relevant
Participation: Learners are expected to be present and on time for the course. Learning is by onsite lectures, participation as both an instructor/clinician/coach practical and as patient/client/athlete - students are expected to be full partners in this process. Students who participate in all the exercises, instruct all the exercises, read and study the references diligently, discuss in the practical group, and write clearly their analyses and syntheses of exercise drills will do well in this course.
Assessment for the course will be by short answer, true/false and multiple choice answers, reflecting a concise and considered reflection of the short course.
Earlybird (before June 13th) AUD$454 +GST = $499.40
General (after June 13th) AUD$500 +GST = $550