Evidence-Based Practical Application for the Treatment of Cerebral Palsy for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists

Event details

9:00am-5:00pm
£625 (£500 early bird for the first 5 booking only) or £125 a day (£110 early bird for the first 5 booking only)

London Road Community Hospital, Derby

London Road
Derby
DE1 2QY
United Kingdom

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52.9153132, -1.4676352

Event Organiser

NCORE (National Centre of Rehabilitation Education)

01332 254679

uhdb.ncore@nhs.net

http://www.ncore.org.uk

Evidence-Based Practical Application for the Treatment of Cerebral Palsy for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists

5th – 9th July 2021

Venue: London Road Community Hospital, Derby DE1 2QY

Course tutor: Dr Pauline Christmas

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Course content - This five-day modular course (but can attend individual days) has been designed for therapists working in clinical practice and will focus on the latest evidence and theory to present a framework for clinical reasoning in the treatment of the child with cerebral palsy. In addition to lectures, case presentations, practical sessions and video analysis will be used throughout all modules. Questions will be set for delegate at the end of each day to test learning. Handouts and references will be provided for each module.

 

Module One: Evidence-Based Practical Application

Objectives: 

Following completion delegates will have an improved understanding of:

  • Defining and describing cerebral palsy and its impact on activity and development.
  • Identification of impairments in cerebral palsy.
  • Modelling therapeutic intervention using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. 
  • Recognising how current knowledge on motor learning can guide therapeutic intervention.
  • Understanding the importance of targeted activity

Module Two: Child development and its application to treatment of the child with CP​​

Objectives:

Following completion delegates will have an improved understanding of:

  • Defining and describing how normal development is interfered with in cerebral palsy.
  • Understanding how treatment can be modelled in a child development framework.
  • Recognising how current knowledge on motor learning can guide therapeutic intervention.
  • Assessment and treatment using functional anatomy. 
  • The role of neuroplasticity in therapeutic interventions.
  • How understanding motor development can influence the selection of motor assessment tools for early identification of cerebral palsy and to guide practice.

Module Three: Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) in the young child with hemiplegic CP​​

Objectives: 

Following completion delegates will have an improved understanding of: 

  • Defining usual assisting hand function.
  • Identification of abnormal assisting hand function: why and how.
  • Key current upper limb assessment.
  • Recognising the importance of motor learning theory to guide the CIMT intervention.
  • Modelling the CIMT intervention using the international classification of functioning.
  • Critique of the different CIMT methodologies.
  • An example of use of CIMT in clinical practice and how it compares to other upper limb interventions.

 

Module Four: Setting goals and measuring outcomes​​

Objectives: 

Following completion delegates will have an improved understanding of:

  • Defining and describing goals.
  • How we set the goals? 
  • How to match the goal and the outcome measure.
  • How to select and critique the outcome assessment tool.

 

Module Five: Spasticity management for the gastro-soleus complex, including the role of below-knee plastering, botulinum toxin and orthotics​​

Objectives: 

Following completion delegates will have an improved understanding of:

  • Defining and describing spasticity.
  • Understanding its impact on activity and the immature central nervous system.
  • Recognising the importance of activity in relation to the gastro-soleus complex.
  • The role of adjuncts to treatment including below-knee plasters, botulinum toxin and orthotics.

 

Course participants - This course is aimed at physiotherapists and occupational therapists experienced in the treatment of cerebral palsy. 

 

***Course booklet will be provided***

 

CPD certificate of attendance awarded at end of the course: 33.75 hours or

6.75 per day

 

Fee: £625 (£500 early bird for the first 5 booking only) or £125 a day (£110 early bird for the first 5 booking only)

(Including refreshments)

 

Limited funded places may be available for AHP’s & Nurses working for the NHS within the East Midlands.

 

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