Consulting

Consulting 

I am available for specialized lectures, professional consultation, and or interviews ranging across rehabilitation, neuroscience, kinesiology, martial arts, and the science of superheroes. I also provide in-service training for police services and justice institutes on instructing physical skills in use of force applications. All my consulting activities are conducted under my company, Zanshin Consulting Inc.

Selected motivational talks on human potential

Inventing Iron Man: Where is the line between human and machine? Presented at the San Diego International Comic-Con, 2011.

Brains, Bones, and Batman. Keynote Lecture given at the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society Annual Conference 2011, Victoria, BC.

Becoming Batman: Let's take "just do it" to a whole new level. Presented to the Innovation and Discovery teams at Nike Sports Research Lab, Beaverton, Oregon, 2011.

Becoming Batman: Is there a superhero in you? Exploring the science of stress, exercise and injury in the life of the Caped Crusader. Presented at the Kinesiology seminar, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, 2010.

From Claude Bernard to the Batcave and beyond: using the life of the caped crusader to explore the integrative physiology of stress, exercise and injury. Invited speaker in session “Helping Students Put the Pieces Together: Fostering Integrative Learning of Physiology” presented at Experimental Biology 2010 in Anaheim California.

Can Batman teach biology? presented as part of the session “Comics in the Classroom” at the 41st San Diego International Comic-Con.

Research presentations

The quadrupedal nature of human walking with implications for locomotor rehabilitation after stroke and spinal cord injury. Presented at the 17th International Kentucky Spinal Cord & Head Injury Research Trust Symposium, May 2011.

The quadrupedal nature of human walking and implications for rehabilitation of movement after stroke. Presented at the Psychology Seminar at Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Reflex coupling between the limbs during human locomotion: how the arms give the legs a helping hand. Keynote lecture in symposium “Current uses of electromyography to evaluate neuromuscular plasticity and control of movement” presented to the American College of Sports Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Your Arm Bone’s Connected to your Leg Bone – Why being like a cat means you can walk like a human. Presented at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon Leadership conference “Full Sail Ahead”, Victoria, Oct 2007.

Seminars for law enforcement personnel

Instructing Physical Skills: A seminar for Police Services Force Response Options Instructors, presented to Force Response Options Instructors, Victoria Police Department, Victoria, BC

Instructing Physical Skills: A seminar for Police Services Force Response Options Instructors, presented to Use of Force instructors, British Columbia Sheriffs, Justice Institute of BC, Vancouver, BC.

Instructing Physical Skills: A seminar for BC Provincial Use of Force Options Instructors, presented to Use of Force instructors, British Columbia Police, Vancouver Police Department, Vancouver, BC.