This symposium addresses a need for specific, up-to-date, science-based models to help AT practitioners to
- better understand what we are learning and teaching physiologically.
- better communicate with scientists, medical professionals, and AT colleagues.
- broaden the base of respect and understanding for our profession.
This symposium was presented as a live webinar on May 18th to 600 teachers and students of AT. We’ve formatted this presentation below.
The symposium features four speakers:
- Dr. Patrick Johnson (PhD Physics, STAT/NeVLAT certified teacher of AT)
- Dr. Tim Cacciatore (PhD Neuroscience, STAT certified teacher of AT)
- Assoc. Prof. Rajal Cohen (PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology University of Idaho, AmSAT certified teacher of AT)
- Prof. Ian Loram (PhD, Professor of Neuromuscular Control of Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University, PAAT certified teacher of AT)
Note: Scroll down for .pdf versions of all talks.
Video 1: Dr. Patrick Johnson. “The Challenges of AT Science and Introduction to the Speakers” (10 min.)
Video 1a: Q&A with Dr. Johnson (4 min.)
Video 2: Dr. Tim Cacciatore. “A Central Role for Postural State in the AT” (23 min.)
Video 2a: Q&A with Dr. Cacciatore (10 min.)
Video 3: Assoc. Prof. Rajal Cohen. “Inhibition and Posture, Deep Muscle Activation, Parkinson’s and AT.” (22 min.)
Video 3a: Q&A with Dr. Cohen (10 min.)
Video 4: Prof. Ian Loram. “Proactive Selective Inhibition Targeted at the Neck Muscles & Model for AT Learning.” (26 min.)
Video 4a: Q&A with Prof. Loram (8 min.)