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Motor Control: The Essence of How We Move.

November 1, 2017

You may or may not have heard of the term “Motor Control”.  Usually if you have seen a health professional, you may have heard that you may exhibit good, adequate or poor motor control when performing a task.  But what does that mean???

Motor Control is defined as “the process by which humans and animals use their brain/cognition to activate and coordinate the muscles and limbs involved in the performance of a motor skill.”

What a mouthful !!   But again what does this mean?

In the basic sense we all have “movement patterns” which govern how we perform our daily activities.  These movement patterns are learned from birth and continue to evolve as we get older, we get fitter, (or less fit) and when we get hurt. This evolution is based on the environment we are exposed to which may stimulate various neural receptors of joints, muscles, etc, and our internal environment (f