Aspects of Functional Anatomy, Muscle Physiology and Fascia as they relate to the individual with Neurological damage or disease (Level 1) - FOR QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS

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Florence Nightingale Community Hospital, London Road, DERBY DE1 2QY

52.915061, -1.467206

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NCORE Training and Events

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+44 1332 254679

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Date:  9th January 2024

Duration:  1 day

Venue:  Florence Nightingale Community Hospital, London Road, Derby DE1 2QY.

Trainer:  Erica Malcolm MCSP Specialist Neurological Therapy Services (SNTS) Consultant To and Founder of Physio Where You Are, Specialist Mobile Neurological Therapy Team


Ever wondered why some of your patients’ muscles get so very stiff following neurological damage or disease. Maybe you have questioned why it is that some patients’ stiffness reduces within one treatment session, but you are not quite sure how!

If you have an enquiring mind, then this course is designed to help you better understand aspects of why and how muscle and connective tissue stiffness develops. It will help you to make a significant difference to aspects of your patients’ movement control so enabling them to achieve better function.

A course designed for qualified therapy staff.

Level 1 Overview
This course, delivered in a friendly, interesting and understandable way, will introduce the student to the importance and relevance of aspects of functional anatomy, muscle physiology and fascia in their daily work with patients.

Level one, although largely theoretical, will include numerous practical aspects and relevant clinical examples along the way in order to enable the student to apply their new learning in day-to-day therapy sessions with patients.

Level 1 can ‘stand alone’, providing the student with a wealth of information which will inform their day- to- day rehabilitation of patients. It will also provide a firm foundation for the student to move to level 2 where their theoretical learning will be applied in a practical manner, so providing an increased breadth and depth of understanding of the influence of functional anatomy, muscle physiology and fascia on movement control.

    Course Aims

    • To provide the student with an overview of how bony anatomy, muscles and connective tissue function together for movement control
    • To provide the student with an assessment structure that will enable them to identify when a patient has compromised movement due to aspects of poor anatomical or connective tissue control or alignment
    • To provide the student with the theoretical foundation for practical exploration of the influence of poor anatomical alignment or negative connective tissue changes

    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of the course the student will be able to:

    • Identify aspects of anatomy of particular relevance to movement control in the adult with movement difficulties.
    • Better understand aspects of relevant muscle physiology
    • Better understand the influence of muscle physiology on movement control
    • Better understand how changes in muscle structure and functioning can cause stiffness and movement difficulties
    • Know what fascia is (according to the current literature) and how it functions as part of the human connective tissue system
    • Understand how connective tissue can cause stiffness and movement difficulties.

    CPD Hours: 7.5

    Fee: £150

    Contact:  NCORE |  | 01332 254679 |