Courses – Motion Guidance



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" I liked the accessibility of the instructors and that we got plenty of practice so we could implement our skills right away in the clinic. I loved the evidence-based articles you also provided and reviewed to assist us in our practice to maximize our time with our patients to get the best outcomes we can for them. I also feel that this will really help with patient compliance for HEP. It was a great weekend of learning! "

- Sandy O. PT, Rapid City SD.


Watch a 6-Minute Example of our Live Course:

Course Description:

Motion Guidance presents a 12 hour, one-day continuing education course. This course is composed of a live 8 hours and 4 hours of pre-course online course viewing. This course is open to PT, DC, AT, SCSC, and Personal Trainers. The main areas of treatment focus will include the head / neck, shoulder, lumbar spine, and lower extremities.

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 interactive 2-day, lab intensive 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.

At the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand how to implement an external focus of attention, motivation, and expectations into treatment strategies to maximize performance and learning
  • Determine appropriate types of feedback for your client depending on their skill level
  • Create sport specific treatment options using immediate visual feedback to enhance athlete engagement including the post-operative ACL and Total Knee Arthroplasty, as well as non-operative populations
  • Accurately diagnose quadriceps extensor lag using the Motion Guidance system
  • How to diagnose Joint Position Sense Error at the cervical spine and understand its prevalence in WAD, CNP, and Concussion
  • Perform accurate oculomotor assessment for VOR, Saccades, and X 0 viewing
  • How to assess Joint Position Sense Error at the lumbar spine and its prevalence in chronic low back pain
  • How to diagnose Joint Position Sense Error at the shoulder
  • Create an individualized corrective treatment program for JPSE for your client
  • And much more!!!



  • Whiplash Associated Disorder

  • Concussion

  • Chronic Neck pain

  • Rotator Cuff related shoulder pain

  • Shoulder instability

  • Patello-femoral pain

  • ACL deficiency

  • Post-Operative Knee conditions

  • Return to Participation testing and performance training for the lower chain

  • Chronic Lower Back pain

            ...AND MORE


The Motion Guidance course will be an interactive course that brings in current up to date research on treating these various conditions. After the course, you can instantly apply new concepts of patient learning, assessment, and treatment with your patients.

1-Day Course Outline:

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the course the participant will be able to accurately:


  • Describe the stages of motor learning.
  • Define the differences between External and Internal focus and give 2 examples of each type during a motor skill.
  • Define the differences between Explicit and Implicit feedback and give two examples of each type during a motor skill.
  • Define two different examples of Augmented feedback
  • Define Autonomy of Support and give an example of how to incorporate this into motor skill learning.
  • Define Enhanced Expectations and give an example of how to incorporate this into motor skill learning.
  • Discuss the role of vision in motor learning. Specifically, the differences between ventral and dorsal stream processing.
  • Give examples of utilizing dorsal stream vision processing during a novice level skill.
  • Give examples of utilizing dorsal stream vision processing during an expert level skill.
  • Demonstrate Lumbo-pelvic dissociation evaluation in quadruped
  • Demonstrate evaluation of Cervical Spine Joint Position Sense Error in sitting
  • Demonstrate evaluation of Shoulder Joint Position Sense Error in Standing
  • Demonstrate evaluation of Lumbar Joint Position Sense Error in Quadruped
  • Understand the role of motivation during motor learning and give two examples of enhancing motivation to improve motor skill acquisition
  • Demonstrate a treatment consisting complex motions for a patient who presents with cerebellar ataxia
  • List 4 risk factors associate with knee injury or pain
  • Cite at minimum 2 publications that support the use of External Focus of Attention during motor learning skill acquisition
  • Demonstrate two exercises that facilitate the use of visual based feedback to help a practitioner observe unwanted substitution patterns at the knee
  • Demonstrate two exercises that facilitate the use of visual based feedback to help a practitioner observe unwanted substitution patterns at the Shoulder

One Day Course Outline:

Instruction in Motor Learning Principles and Introduction to the Motion Guidance Visual Feedback system with lecture, demonstration and lab practic


7:30- 8:00 AM Registration

  • 8:00-9:00Pre-Test, Introduction, Course outline, Motor Learning and Motor Control definitions
  • 9:00-9:30Review of Cervical Joint Position Sense Error and it’s prevalence in WAD, CNP, and Concussion
  • 9:30-10:30 Lab Break Out: Research based assessment and treatment of Cervical Spine JPSE
  • 10:30-10:45 ​ Morning Break
  • 10:45-11:00 Deep Neck Flexor/ Posture/ Motor Control exercise and Literature review
  • 11:00-11:45 Lab Break Out: Neck and posture exercises
  • 11:45-12:00   Shoulder JPSE and Exercise Performance Literature review
  • 12:00-1:00Lunch Break
  • 1:00-1:45      Lab Break Out: Shoulder JPSE and graded exercise for the rotator cuff and parascapular muscles
  • 1:45-2:00      Knee literature review
  • 2:00-2:45      Open Kinetic chain exercise of the knee including evaluation of substitution patterns and advancements
  • 2:45-3:30      Lab Break Out: Closed Kinetic chain exercise of the knee including evaluation of substitution patterns and advancements
  • 3:30-3:45      Lumbar Research Review
  • 3:45-4:30     Lumbar Applications
  • 4:30-5:00       Case Reports, Importance of Patient HEP, and Closing Comments

About the Presenter:

Eric M. Dinkins – PT, MSPT, OCS, Cert. MT, CMP, MCTA, CCI

Eric is a graduate from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and has been practicing since 2001. He has earned post-graduate certifications in Manipulative Therapy, is a Certified Mulligan Practitioner, and is an Accredited Instructor with the Mulligan Concept of manual therapy. He earned his Board Certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association. Eric completed post-graduate education in Exercise Physiology and has an extensive sports medicine background. He has worked closely with physicians from the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Denver, and has treated athletes from youth, weekend warriors, Olympic, and professional levels. His primary clinical interest is optimizing movement and performance utilizing motor learning principles incorporating evidence based research on joint position sense, movement, risk management, and dynamic conditioning.

He is a the Co-owner of Motion Guidance, LLC. A visual feedback and product development company.   Other clinical interests include: Mobilization with Movement, utilizing the Motion Guidance system to improve visual feedback in rehabilitation, and treatment options for Restless Legs Syndrome. He is a published author and was a key-note speaker at the International Mulligan Conference in 2009. When not practicing and teaching, Eric enjoys spending time with his family, mountain biking, and playing guitar.

Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedics- American Physical Therapy Association

Accredited Mulligan Concept Teachers Association Instructor

Clinical Mentor, Orthopedic Residency Program

Credentialed Clinical Instructor-American Physical Therapy Association




Motion Guidance is a rehab product, but it is built behind a concept. If you are interested in our educational content, click below for our  5-module CEU course.


Interested in Hosting a Motion Guidance Course in Your Area? 

If you are interested in bringing a 1-day interactive course on current concepts of motor control and direct rehab application to your area, contact us!