What is “coordination?”
The Dictionary states:
The organization of the different elements of a complex body or activity so as to enable them to work together effectively. The ability to use different parts of the body together smoothly and efficiently.
Motor coordination is the combination of body movements created with the kinematic (such as spatial direction) and kinetic (force) parameters that result in intended actions. Such movements usually smoothly and efficiently work together. Motor coordination can occur between subsequent parts of the same movement and movements of several limbs. Motor coordination involves the integration of processes ranging from how muscles interact with the skeletal system to neural processes controlling them both in the spine and the brain.
Let’s look at a delightful example of motor coordination in this short video:
A street artist in Paris performs an example of refined coordination and muscular control !