What is normal movement?
This two day module is designed to introduce participants to the concept of movement analysis in the assessment and treatment of adults with neurological or neuromuscular dysfunction.
The module consists of a theoretical introduction to movement analysis, practical sessions, and a patient demonstration.
To discuss movement analysis based on The Bobath Concept.
To explore and enhance skills of observation, analysis and facilitation in a neurologically intact subject.
To link the evidence base and clinical practice.
By the end of the course, the participants should be able to:
Describe key components relating to the analysis of positions / postural sets (sitting / standing) and movement sequences (sit to stand to sit.)
Identify key characteristics of efficient movement performance and recognise potential causes for lack of efficiency.
Understand the wide postural and tonal variations in the normal adult population.
Demonstrate efficient handling skills to facilitate movement from one postural set to another (sit to stand to sit.)
Apply knowledge of movement analysis to the assessment and treatment of patients with neurological dysfunction.
Who is this course suitable for?
Qualified Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists working in neurology.
Applicants must be a qualifed PT or OT.
How to apply
If you would like to apply for an Introductory Module please contact the course organiser directly as these modules are not organised by BBTA directly.
Edwards S (2002) An analysis of normal movement as the basis for the development of treatment techniques. In Neurological Physiotherapy: A Problem Solving Approach. Second Edition. Churchill Livingstone, London pp 35 - 67
Massion J, Alexandrov A Frolov A (2004) Why and how are posture and movement coordinated? Prog Brain Res 143:13-27
Shumway-Cook A, Woollacott M (2007) Motor Control: Issues and Theories. In Motor Control: Translating Research into Clinical Practice. Third Edition Williams and Wilkins, USA pp 3-20
Organising a course
Introductory modules can be arranged with individual tutors. If interested please contact the office for a tutor list.
Introductory modules usually run with 18-20 participants. Use the following resources to help you organise your course: