Lower Limb Retraining (F2F) – Aarhus, Denmark

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Evidence-based lower limb retraining – Retraining lower limb skills following stroke and brain injury – a 3-day workshop.

Target audience – The workshop will be of interest to physiotherapists from hospital and community based settings who teach adults following stroke and acquired brain impairment, as well as occupational therapists and university lecturers. The workshop focuses on retraining of limb skills including sitting, standing up and sitting down, standing balance and walking. No pre-requisites.

Presenters: Dr Simone Dorsch & Karl Schurr

Learning Outcomes:  At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Describe what it means to be an evidence-based clinician
  • Apply that knowledge to the rehabilitation of people following stroke or traumatic brain injury
  • Understand the biomechanics of sitting and standing balance, standing-up, and sitting-down and walking
  • Analyse movement problems and skills involving the lower limbs, taking into account neural, biomechanical, musculoskeletal and environmental factors
  • Distinguish between compensations and missing essential components
  • Plan and implement appropriate training strategies for the identified movement problems.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of chosen training strategies
  • Modify training strategies in response to changes in the learner’s performance
  • Critically evaluate and modify teaching skills to optimise practise and training

Pre-reading & homework: 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. Homework includes reading two journal article and making a video.

Workshop manual including PowerPoint slides and worksheets will be provided in both electronic and hard (printed) copy.

Venue: Aarhus Community Rehabilitation Centre, Aarhus

Registration: Fee to be advised – only members of the Danish Association of Neurological Physiotherapy and collaborating associations may attend the workshop. More details at the followingwebsite:  www.neurofysioterapi.dk

Enquiries to Sine Secher Mortensen (Email: sinesecherm@hotmail.com) 

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