A dynamic systems approach to training and rehabilitation of overhand sports


This 2-day course is the fifth in link we develop with the team of Frans Bosch Systems. You can participate in this course if you followed the first theoretical course about Strength Training and Coordination. Wieger Heijenk and Martin Nijhoff bring you a course on the dynamic systems approach towards Strength Training for overhands sports. This course will show that also in the early stages of rehabilitation after injury a dynamic systems approach offers many advantages in coming to a high level of overhand movement. During the course divers hit and throw related sports will pass. There will be enough space for your own cases. In the preparation of the course there will be a small part of repetition of the basis Strength Training.

Sports Trainers and Sports Physiotherapists

Learning Outcomes

After this course:
- You can demonstrate a Dynamic Systems Approach in the rehab of Sports related injuries in the Upper Extremity;
- Can you demonstrate A Dynamic Systems Approach to provide Training to prevent injury in the Upper Extremity;

Knowledge and Skill
- Can you shouw a diagnostic approach for an overhand Sports Injury;
- Can you show different approaches to analyze Pain and Movement Behavior;
- Can you use a Dynamic Approach to increase Performance in Overhand Sports;
- Can you reproduce factors that influence Sports Specific Injuries in the Upper Extremity;
- Can you explain Anatomic and Biomechanic factors that increase the risk on injury in the Upper Extremity;
- Are you skilled in clinical reasoning for a high level approach to rehabilitation and performance training 
   with overhand sports;
- Are you skilled in analyzing a overhand sports movement in finding attractors for a dynamic system approach;
- Can you vary your approach in intensity and duration on the basis of movement analysis;
- Can you demonstrate the use of diagnostics to develop a dynamic system approach in case of injury or 
   performance improvement. 

Study load
This course consists of three parts. An online preparation that takes about 4 hours and consists of listening to and viewing presentations and articles and preparing a case. In addition, there are 2 course days in which the focus is mainly on clinical reasoning and making a training plan. First more generally, later specifically on the basis of casuistry. Preparation 4 hours, contact hours 14, total 18 study load hours.


Time  Component    Learning Outcome: after following this course
Morning day 1     Theory


  - Do you have knowledge of factors affecting sport-specific disorders in the 
    upper extremity;
  - Can you explain the anatomical and biomechanical factors within the upper
     extremity who affect the origin of injury and recovery from injury;
  - Can you reason and demonstrate a diagnostic approach to
    confirm or rule out sport-specific injuries;
  - Motion analysis, search for attractors

Afternoon day 1   Practical   - Motion analysis, search for attractors

Morning day 2    Theory
  - Do you have knowledge of the specific attractors in different overhand
    overhand sports;
  - Can you make an analysis in different ways of pain and movement behavior
     in the upper extremity;
  - Motion analysis, influencing attractors

Afternoon day 2   Practical   - Can you use clinical reasoning to diagnose the given case histories and
     demonstrate a therapeutic process;
  - Are you able to explain and demonstrate your own choices in diagnosis
    and treatment in the case of self-administered case studies?


Friday December 1 and Saturday December 2  2023

Physiotherapists in Sports

Martijn Nijhoff, Performance Trainer Pittsburgh Pirates, teacher Fontys University of Applied Science
Wieger Hijenk, Physiotherapist Private Practice Zeewolde, specialized in complex shoulder problems. Consultant Physiotherapist in Bergman Clinics Naarden working with Dr. M. van der List.

Martijn Nijhoff 120Wieger120


€ 600,00  Lunch and digital materials included.
Language: English   
Entrance after course Strength training and AND Practical OR Anatomy of Agility

Min 12 Max 20

Archimedesbaan 2  Nieuwegein The Netherlands

Event Properties

Event Date 01-12-2023
Event End Date 02-12-2023
Cut off date 01-12-2023
Capacity 16
Individual Price €630,00


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