This seminar teaches a qualitative movement assessment paradigm to help you quickly determine priority interventions to reduce injury risk and improve athletic potential in elite athletes and everyday patients.
The objectives of the upper extremity seminar are to learn a thought process by: 1) Understanding movement as a product of motor skill acquisition and 2) Learning how to interpret findings to provide clinical/performance relevance. Focus will be given to grip strength, compliance of the shoulder, cervical and thoracic spine, and coordination between the upper extremity and trunk.
- Introduction to the AMA system which includes a review of movement variability, motor learning, and the role of the upper kinetic chain.
- Application of movement sciences - strategies and movement errors, regional interdependence, and augmented feedback.
- Review of pre-requisite, core, and complex upper extremity protocols.
- Live demonstrations and an interactive hands-on format.
- You will be able to customize your assessments to any sport/position/task.
You will be able to quickly prioritize the most important interventions for your athlete-patient.
- You will be able to determine your athlete's movement profile and degree of motor skill.
- You will have increased buy-in from your athlete-patient.
- You will be able to determine the underlying source of your athlete-patients movement and/or pain problem.
- You will have an adaptable thought process that enhances and guides your current and future skill set.
- You will understand concepts of movement variability, motor learning, and skill acquisition with relevance to each athlete-patient you see.