Motor Learning Institute


In the REHABILITATION topic we offer courses that relate to motor learning principles applied to rehabilitation and return to sports after musculoskeletal injury or surgery.

3 episodes

Practical Motor Learning Principles Applied to ACL Rehab: the External Focus of Attention

Athletes following ACL injury or reconstruction may exhibit different brain activation in regions important for attention, vision, and sensorimotor integration compared to non-injured athletes. This indicates that aspects of normal CNS function may not be fully restored through rehabilitation. Recent evidence indicates that incorporating motor learning principles into rehabilitation protocols can improve movement strategies for athletes recovering from ACL injury. In this course we will present novel clinically integrated motor learning principles using external focus of attention to support neuroplasticity that can improve patient functional performance and reduce the risk of second ACL injury. With the help of practical examples and case study assignments, the translation is made from science to practice. Challenging questions are provided to encourage an active involvement during the course.

Discovery Course: Implicit Motor Learning ACL Rehabilitation

The purpose of this course is to get you started with implicit motor learning. First you we discuss what implicit learning is. In the next steps of the course we provide you with all the information to develop an exercise program with implicit learning. Facts & Figures: Target audience: (sport)physiotherapists Level: post-graduate Duration: ca. 30 hours Goal: enhance knowledge and skills regarding implicit motor learning for ACL reconstructed patients Coaching: this course contains personal written coaching based on case study

Acute Knee Injury. What to know? What to do?

In this course “Acute knee injury” you learn all you need to know and do as a physiotherapist when a patient consults you with an acute knee injury. Participants gain relevant and in depth knowledge 1) Recognize disorders in the anatomy of the knee (structural damage), in relation to injury, 2) Make up a diagnosis of the injury as well as specifying disorders in functioning, according to the most recent recommendations, 3) Explicitly make decisions about physiotherapy treatment in patients with knee injuries, & 4) Initiate and shape multidisciplinary care together with other medical specialists, when needed