Rehab Principles and Facilitation for Physio’s and OT’s

Rehab objectives and programme overview   Contact me for detailed info
Rehabilitation Principles Feedback April 2016

_DSC1690This 2 day practical workshop (free follow up handbook/ access to exclusive video’s of skills taught) is aimed at those working in functional rehabilitation, e.g. Community, Medical, Stroke, Neurology, Amputees, and Orthopaedic environments. It introduces participants to some principles of rehabilitation. Analysis of inefficiencies in movement & functional abilities is vital to promote the functional independence / quality of life that patients’ desire.

Focus will be on clinical assessment skills, creating hypothesis regarding inefficiencies of movement followed by planning out treatment / functional strategies to address patient issues. It is largely practical and therapists will practice skills in small groups.

Objectives of workshop i.e. participants will:

1. Gain an understanding of the philosophy and principles of requirements for functional ability and Rehabilitation.

2. Be skilled in the assessment of functional activities:

  • Rolling and bed mobility
  • Lying to sitting
  • Sitting to standing to sitting
  • Transfers bed to chair etc
  • Standing balance
  • Gait- Effects of posture on function. Impact of walking aids
  • High level balance activities & stairs

3. Acquire the ability to apply the techniques of facilitation to individuals requiring movement re-education.

  • Rolling and bed mobility
  • Lying to sitting
  • Sitting to standing to sitting
  • Transfers bed to chair etc
  • Standing balance
  • Floor/matt work
  • Getting on/off the floor

4. Develop an understanding of how to incorporate learnt strategies into daily functional exercises,

  • Choice of “starting positions” for activity based work
  • Understand the effects of these varying postures on patient abilities

5. Have ability to utilise knowledge /skills to suggest functional strategies for case study examples

Example programme

Day 1

9.00-9.15 Registration
9.15–10.45 Theory – What do we need to function “normally”? Clinical Reasoning / Role Play
10.45–12.15 Assessing the patient in bed. The fundamentals of functional analysis, including rolling and bridging
12.15-13.15 Lunch
13.15-13.45 Getting from lying to sitting – problems and potential solutions
13.45-14.45 Analysis of sitting and moving in a chair. Trunk control and movements of the pelvis/weight transference versus shift
14.45-15.45 Sit to stand to sit. The issues and the “efficient ideal”
15.45-16.30 Relationship of Key points in the body i.e. head, shoulder girdles, pelvis, hands and feet

Day 2
09.15-10.15  Starting positions for activities/function- advantages and disadvantages
10.15-11.45   Facilitating functional activities with key points
11.45-12.15   Gait – its variations and effects of posture
12.15-13.15   Lunch
13.15-13.45   Walking aids their use and effects/ facilitation of aspects of gait
13.45-14.45   High Level balance abilities including stairs
14.45-15.15   Floor/matt activities
15.15-16.00  Falls and getting on/off the floor
16.00-16.30   Summary and information how to access follow up resources

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    • “I noticed my son never had very good balance and used to fall over a lot. I saw GP and local CDC who assured me nothing wrong. But I knew his balance and gait wasn’t quite right.

      —Charlotte Barker

    • “Pam assisted in treating my 8 year old daughter who has a weakness in her left side due to a stroke when she was 18 months old.

      My daughter was struggling to ride her bike as her left foot kept coming off the pedals and her left  grip wasn’t strong enough to hold the bike straight.After an initial assessment with Pam and then a number of exercises performed and then followed up at home with an exercise plan,

      —Roisin Currie