Retraining lower limb skills following stroke and brain injury – a three day workshop.
What muscles are essential for sitting and standing balance during reaching?
Why is acceleration of the trunk forward (ie hip flexion) important for standing up?
How does hip flexion at the beginning of swing phase contribute to knee flexion during walking?
The workshop is run over 3 days and accepts 24 registrants.
This enables small groups to work with clients and receive feedback from the presenters during clinical sessions.
Target Audience: The workshop will be of interest to physiotherapists from hospital and community based settings, as well as occupational therapists, who teach adults following stroke and acquired brain impairment, as well as university lecturers. The workshop focuses on retraining of limb skills.
Pre-reading will be provided to the organising group for distribution to participants
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
what it means to be an evidence-based clinician
that knowledge to the rehabilitation of people following stroke or traumatic brain injury.
the biomechanics of sitting and standing balance, standing-up, and sitting-down and walking.
movement problems and skills involving the lower limbs, taking into account neural, biomechanical, musculoskeletal and environmental factors
between compensations and missing essential components.
Plan and implement
appropriate training strategies for the identified movement problems.
the effectiveness of chosen training strategies
training strategies in response to changes in the learner’s performance
Critically evaluate and modify
teaching skills to optimise practice and training
Dr Simone Dorsch
Simone has worked in neurological physiotherapy for 20 years, in traumatic brain injury and stroke rehabilitation. She has a Masters of Health Science…