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Ecological Dynamics in Musculoskeletal Rehab

Ecological Dynamics in Musculoskeletal Rehab

This is the first entry for a blog series discussing the ecological dynamics framework in the context of musculoskeletal rehab and pain management. The aim for part 1 is to introduce underpinning ideas within ecological dynamics, and set the scene to elaborate on the...

To Become One With: A Manifesto For Skilled Movement Behavior

To Become One With: A Manifesto For Skilled Movement Behavior

NOTE: This blog post was initially created as a piece for the Emergence Patreon account over at The Exchange but our team felt it was an important message to be shared across the masses of the movement and skill acquisition community. Also, if you are not yet a member...

Injury and Affordance Perception

Injury and Affordance Perception

Introduction Traditionally, rehabilitation and the return to play (RTP) process have been viewed purely through a biomechanical and motor system lens. This viewpoint ignores the performer-environment relationship, athletes as complex adaptive systems, and the...

The Need for Alive Movement Problems

The Need for Alive Movement Problems

Problem-solving in sports requires players to detect information to coordinate an integrated movement solution (IMS; Myszka et al., 2023) that functionally fits the problem. The information they interact with is dynamic and specifies affordances based on their action...

Take It From Anywhere You Can Find It

Take It From Anywhere You Can Find It

Bruce Lee once reportedly stated: “take it from any place you can find it.” This idea basically summarizes the thoughts underpinning his approach to ‘absorb what was useful’ from other combat/martial art disciplines (e.g., judo, fencing, jujitsu, Western boxing) and...

5 Principles for Effective Ecological Coaching

5 Principles for Effective Ecological Coaching

  Whether you’re considering adopting an ecological approach to coaching or are simply interested in learning more, we recommend that you interact with the following principles as you attempt to help guide the individuals you work with, assisting them in becoming...

Making Sense of the Constraints-Led Approach in Basketball

Making Sense of the Constraints-Led Approach in Basketball

Everyone marvels at the most dexterous (Bernstein, 1996) display of movement in sports, and rightfully so! Have you ever asked yourself, "how do athletes coordinate and control their movements to seemingly find functional fits to the problems they face in sports? Or...

Mutual & Reciprocal Information Transactions

Mutual & Reciprocal Information Transactions

If you’ve followed our work at Emergence over the last three years, you may have noticed a pretty apparent narrative being routinely delivered (or at least I hope that you have): we center our lens, perspective, and scope of analysis on the performer-environment...

Just Move…More!

Just Move…More!

Over the last number of years, our team at Emergence has been grateful to be involved in locking arms with over two dozen individuals who have committed themselves to their Movement Form of Life through their participation in The Movement Academy (TMA). The increased...