Maximizing Performance through Visual Feedback and Motor Learning Principles

This is a Non CE Course
with a duration of 5 Hours

Change to CE Course

Course Enrollment

Add to Cart

Unlock 50+ hours of continuing education for one low price

Learn More and view our Available Courses

Lesson Plan

Maximizing Performance through Visual Feedback Training and Motor Learning Principles is a 5 part series, with each module approximately 1 hour in duration.  Categorized by body part, modules offer review of the literature, assessment and treatments you can immediately apply to maximize results for rehabilitation and performance.  Joint Position Sense deficits and movement dysfunctions have been discovered and linked to various conditioning that are commonly treated in physical rehabilitation medicine. This rehabilitation continuing education course is directed toward educating healthcare professionals on how to make researched based assessments and treatments. The content utilizes current motor learning principles and gives insight into how patients can respond to various types of feedback and motivation yielding immediate improvements in movement, motor control, and improved retention to enhance both movement and performance. This virtual course, will include lecture, patient demonstrations, and lab time to give the participants an opportunity for in-depth problem-solving and refinement of technique for using motor learning principles and motor control exercises for the assessment and treatment of conditions and dysfunctions associated with the head/neck area, shoulder, knee, and lower back pain. The attendee will leave with a good understanding of how to implement motor learning principles to any body part or condition.

The following conditions will be discussed: (Detailed outline below)

  • Whiplash Associated Disorder
  • Concussion
  • Chronic Neck pain
  • Rotator Cuff related shoulder pain
  • Shoulder instability
  • Chronic Lower Back pain
  • Patello-femoral pain
  • ACL deficiency
  • Post-Operative Knee conditions
  • Return to Participation testing and performance training for the lower chain


  • Define the differences between External and Internal Focus of attention and give two (2) examples of each type
  • Describe the differences between Dorsal and Ventral Streams of Vision and their roles in information during motor learning
  • List examples of components of the OPTIMAL Theory of Motor Learning
  • Describe the differences between Explicit, Implicit, and Augmented Feedback and how to apply each to Motor Learning
  • Demonstrate evaluation of Cervical Spine Joint Position Sense Error in sitting
  • Demonstrate evaluation of Shoulder Joint Position Sense Error in Standing
  • Recall a treatment consisting of complex motions for a patient who presents with cerebellar ataxia
  • Discuss 3 risk factors associated with ACL deficiencies and reconstructions
  • Interpret Joint Position Sense errors for the low back pain patient


Please contact if you have questions regarding courses, subscriptions or Continuing Education Approval.

Disclosure: Instructor receives payment for the course
Course Access: 1 year
Course is available in your account, no download required. Course can be stopped and resumed.
Content disclosure: This course does not focus on any product or service.
Materials / prerequisite needed: No prerequisite or materials needed.
Refund/cancellation policies: All online course purchases are final, no refunds will be given. Contact us if any problems, questions.

Detailed outline:
Module 1 – 72 min
Maximizing Performance Through Visual Feedback Training and Motor Learning Principles
Introduction, Touch Points, interoceptive, Exteroceptive, Prorioception – 2 min
Vision (ventral stream, Dorsal Stream) – 5 min
Smooth Pursuit – Gaze Stability – 3 min
Original Model of Brain Lateralization – 2 min
Vision during rehab and training – 2 min
Skill Acquisition – 4 min
Is Motor Learning really a thing? – 7 min
Attention and Performance – 5 min
Psychological Refractory Period – 3 min
Wulf Optimal Learning – 6 min
How are we communicating with our patients? – 5 min
Feedback in Practice, how giving feedback influences learning – 7 min
Organization and Scheduling – 9 min
Examples of Motion Guidance Applications 12 min

Module 2- 58 min
Maximizing Performance in Head/Neck Treatment
Assessment and treatment of dysfunctions or decompensations involving the head/neck area and performance options for normal or asymptomatic clients
Mechanisms and effects of concussion and whiplash, clinical signs and symptoms – 10 min
Neuro Application video and examples – 6 min
Gaze Stabilization test/training – 5 min
Exercise Options for WAD, Concussion, CNP – 37 min

Module 3 – 49 min
Maximizing Performance in Shoulder Treatment
Why is shoulder JPSE measurements important? – 8 min
Fatigue – 5 min
Shoulder studies – 7 min
Shoulder assessments – 12 min
Strength training and shoulder proprioception – 4 min
Joint position and body awareness, demonstrations of motions and exercises – 13 min

Module 4 – 71 min
Maximizing Performance in Lower Extremity Treatment
Treatment Options for Motor Control Deficits – 5 min
Functional Movement Screening Tools – 15 min
ACL Pevention Programs – 10 min
Recent ACL Injury Research – 8 min
Research regarding motor control deficits S/P ACL Injury – 8 min
Return to Sport – 25 min

Module 5 – 62 minutes
Maximizing Performance through visual feedback training and motor learning principles
Maximizing Performance in Lumbo-Pelvic Treatment – 12 min
Define Motor Control – 7 min
Importance in movement – 15 min
Review literature evidence of where and when motor control deficits occur in the lumbar spine – 15 min
Options for observing and treating motor control issues – 13 min

Continuing Education regulations may change. Please verify requirements with your licensure board for license renewal.

Athletic Trainers: WebExercises is an approved provider for the BOC, provider P10199. This course is approved in all states for Athletic Trainers. WebExercises is approved in Florida and Arizona and attendance will be filed with CE Broker.
Topic: Intermediate

Physical Therapy Approval for this course:
This course has been approved by the Arkansas Board of Physical Therapy. The course abides by regulatory guidelines for continuing education or is approved by virtue of approval by the Arkansas Physical Therapy board.
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (Category 2) Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire,  North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Doctor of Chiropractic course approval:
(see approval information below) *The licensed Doctor of Chiropractic shall be responsible for verifying the board requirements for license renewal.
Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.

Approval Information:
WebExercises is recognized by the PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. PACE approved providers are accepted by the following Chiropractic State Boards:  Alaska, Connecticut, DC,  Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.
Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi and Wisconsin are PACE approved but currently do not allow online Continuing Education.
The following State Boards accept PACE approved providers, but additionally request submission to the State Board:
Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Kentucky, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas (plus CCE accredited Chiropractic College).

CCE accredited Chiropractic College:
WebExercises is sponsored by a CCE accredited Chiropractic College, Cleveland University-Kansas City. This course meets the appropriate standards for continuing education and qualifies for 5 CEUs (hour) in the following states:
Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan.



Course Instructor

Eric Dinkins, PT Eric Dinkins, PT

Eric is a graduate from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Physical Therapy program and has been practicing since 2001. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedics through the American Physical Therapy Association and has a post-graduate diploma in Manipulative Therapy. He is current part of the teaching faculty for Select Medical, Northeast Seminars, Herman and Wallace, Motion Guidance LLC, and is a credentialed instructor with the Mulligan Concept Teachers Association. Eric is part of the ownership team of Motion Guidance, LLC, a rehabilitation company that developed visual feedback tools for assessing and treating clients.