Target audience: Physiotherapists, exercise physiologists and occupational therapists who are working with older people and/or people with neurological conditions, in inpatient, outpatient or community settings and in private or public settings
Presenters – Karl Schurr & Dr. Simone Dorsch
Content: For a full description go to StrokeEd.com
Day 1– Introduction – Postural adjustments research – Anticipatory/ ongoing postural adjustments – Clinical implications – Discussion – Assessment of balance – Video analysis -Effective training -Analysis and training with patients – Clinical session 1 -Discussion of clinical session
Day 2 – Effect of ageing on postural adjustments, Effect of neuropathology on postural adjustments – Falls – Risk factors, circumstances – Intervention – Effective trials, dosage, environment setup – Intervention – Challenging balance – Practical session – Analysis and training with patients – Clinical session 2 – Discussion of clinical session and goal setting
Learning objectives: Participants will learn how to:
- Define balance, postural adjustments, kinematics, kinetics, task specificity
- Discuss research about the characteristics of postural adjustments i.e. timing, task specificity
- Describe changes that occur to postural adjustments with aging and neuropathology
- Describe the assessment and analysis of balance impairment
- Describe the risk factors and circumstances of falls
- Discuss the evidence for exercise interventions to improve balance and reduce falls
- Demonstrate how to to set up effective balance training for people with impaired balance
- Plan a group class that challenges balance and provides a high intensity of practice
Pre-requisites: None. Suitable for students and recent graduates through to experienced clinicians.
Pre-reading & homework: will be available from the StrokeEd website. Therapists are asked to start preparing 4-6 weeks before the event. Allow several hours for the homework particularly if English is not your primary language.
Workshop manual: Will be provided in electronic and paper format.
Venue: To be advised:
Registration fee: To be advised
Contact person for enquiries and registration: Eoin Synnott (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)