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 (10 min.): Dr. Patrick Johnson “The Challenges of AT Science and Introduction to the Speakers”
Video 1a (4 min.) : Q&A for Dr. Johnson
Video 2 (23 min.) : Dr. Tim Cacciatore “A central role for Postural State in the AT”
Video 2a (10 min.): Q&A for Dr. Cacciatore
Video 3 (22 min.) : Assoc. Prof. Rajal Cohen – Inhibition and Posture, Deep muscle activation, Parkinson’s and AT.
Video 3a (10 min.) : Q&A for Dr. Cohen
Video 4 (26 min.) : Prof. Ian Loram “Proactive Selective Inhibition Targetted at the Neck Muscles + Model for AT Learning.”
Video 4a (8 min.) : Q&A for Prof. Loram