Motor Control

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Motor Control: Principles and Correctives


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Course Description: 3 Hours (.3 CEUs)

This course will review common principles of motor control including theories, physiology, and training considerations. In addition, the course will discuss the causes of motor control dysfunction as well as ways to correct abnormal movement patterns. Lastly, an analysis of the squat and plank will help the learner identify common motor control dysfunctions and the correctives for each pattern.

Course Outline

Course Outline

1. Introduction of motor control
2. Review of the motor control theories
1. Reflex Theory
2. Hierarchical Theory
3. Motor Programming Theory
4. Systems Theory
5. Ecological Theory
6. Effects on rehabilitation
3. Discuss the principles of motor learning including practice and feedback
4. Highlight the physiological components that affect motor control
5. Assess the causes of movement dysfunction
1. Pain
2. Tissue tightness
3. Altered motor control patterns
6. Review the principles of movement correctives
7. Breakdown the squat and plank to assess the necessary motor control patterns
8. Offer correctives and progressions for the squat and plank for performance training 9. Conclusion

Course Objectives:

Following completion of this course, the learner will demonstrate:
1. The definition of motor control and the theories which have developed current practice.
2. The physiology responsible for motor control and the common causes of motor control dysfunction.
3. How corrective intervention will remedy motor control dysfunction, including tips for successful motor control training.
4. The correct performance of a squat and plank including assessment of abnormal execution, corrective exercises, and progressions.

Presenter:Kristen Wilson PT, DPT, GCS, NDT Trained

Kristen Wilson PT, DPT, GCS, NDT Trained is a practicing physical therapist with a love for teaching. She earned her Master’s degree from Ithaca College in New York, followed by her tDPT from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Kristen completed Neurodevelopmental
Technique Training in 2006 as well as earned American Physical Therapy Association Geriatric Certified Specialist in 2009. Kristen has treated as a physical therapist in several areas of care including inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing facility, home care, and outpatient therapy expanding her therapy repertoire across the entire continuum. In addition to treating in the clinic, she serves as an adjunct faculty member at Neumann University as well as lectures within the community and APTA. Currently, Kristen is the co-owner of Action Potential, a one-to-one outpatient clinic located in Glen Mills, PA.

Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants
Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate
*Handouts available for downloading/printing to all PTwebucation.com courses.
This course is presented in an online video format with audio lecture for each slide. Approximate length to take the course, including audio lecture, videos and all written material, is 3 hours.


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