Mini Course Overview

This free resource starts off by introducing you to forces and force plates. Thereafter, each module will unpack different parts of the force plate signal, starting with the weighing phase. Each module will have a part A and B. Part A will; discuss the mechanics and/or physiology associated with that part of the signal and/or identify the part of the signal of interest and how to interpret what you are seeing. Part B usually takes the data interpretation piece into an exercise prescription resource, and in some resources into a case study. All resources are practically oriented, providing you with the opportunity to learn by doing. New modules will be released each month, so be sure to keep checking back for updates!

Module 1

Force and Force Plates

Much of what you do is related to restoring or developing force capability in your client/athletes. When you think of force, what do you think of? Do you think of your body weight as a force? What's the difference between active and reactive forces? What about internal and external forces? How do force vectors fit in and do you think of force in uni-axial or multi-axial terms? Enrol in this free resource for a quick recap on some force fundamentals.
Assessing Asymmetry, How to assess asymmetry

Module 2 - Part A

Weighing Phase

What do you know about the weighing phase when using force plates? Part A of this module details the function and application of the weighing-quiet standing phase of force plate signal analysis.
Assessing Asymmetry, How to assess asymmetry

Module 2 - Part B

Weight Shift Correction

You have identified a weight shift or standing weight asymmetry in your client/athlete, what next? Part B of this module details how you can use the force plate to address a client/athletes standing weight asymmetry and the insights it can provide you.
Assessing Asymmetry, How to assess asymmetry

Module 3 - Part A

Balance Basics

This is the first in a three part series discussing balance assessment and programming with force plates. In this module balance is defined and force plate terminology detailed. Important points to consider when assessing balance and standardisation are discussed.
Assessing Asymmetry, How to assess asymmetry

Module 3 - Part B

Assessing Balance

This lesson will take the content from part A and take a deeper dive into balance assessments on force plates. You will learn about the different types of assessments, variables and protocols for assessing balance in your clients/athletes.
Assessing Asymmetry, How to assess asymmetry

Module 3 - Part C (Coming Soon)

Training Balance

Assessing Asymmetry, How to assess asymmetry

Founder of JC Online - PhD (Auckland), Bed, MA (Canada), Dip High Performance Coaching (Canada), Dip PE, Dip Tchng.

Professor John Cronin

Hi, I am John Cronin, AKA JC and I am a Professor in Strength and Conditioning. I am primarily an educator, researcher, and mentor. I have two passions – one related to improving human movement, athleticism and sporting performance via strength and conditioning, and the other related to sharing this information with others.