Go-No-Go: A primer + applications

Functional mobility in a dynamic environment (objects, pedestrians in motion) requires decision making. At varied levels of daily mobility and athletics, one might be confronted with questions like, “Can I make it across before the light changes?”; “Can I catch this fly ball in the air, or do I need to slow-down and block it from getting past me?”; “Will my foot clear that cord?”; or “Am I safe to stand up right now?”. Some of the decisions that we make can be categorized as “go” or “no go” decisions. The realm of PT has become more informed, respectful, and integrative of such cognitive aspects of motor control over the past 15 years especially. I have seen it evolve from IISTEP, into IIISTEP, and beyond. Yes, I am that old. “Go-no-go” requires decision making, prediction, self awareness, and response inhibition – in addition to sustained attention and working memory. If you are interested in learning more, view the attached document. Still interested, read-up. Still interested, contact me directly: mike@northwestrehab.com      Go No Go Document