Posture and Balance in Relation to the Lower Limbs For Assistants
15th October 2020
Venue: London Road Community Hospital, Derby Ref.2785
Lecturer: Erica Malcolm, MCSP
Consultant To and Founder of Physio Where You Are
Specialist Mobile Neurological Therapy Team
A course for assistants, working with adults with neurological damage.
- Develop an understanding of the importance of postural control for function.
- Develop an understanding of selective balance for sitting and standing.
- Develop an understanding of the meaning of ‘selective’ movement of the lower limbs.
- To be able to link poor postural control to inappropriate muscular activity in the lower limbs in sitting and standing.
- To be able to assess whether an individual is using the lower limbs appropriately in sitting and standing.
- To be able to recognise aspects of postural deficits and link these to functional difficulties.
NOTE: This course has a high practical element and loose clothing or comfortable shorts and t-shirts should be worn.
Registration & Refreshments
Theory – Explanation of Terms – Posture, Balance,
Selective Movement, Muscle Tone, Patterns of Movement.
Practical – Assessment of postural control and balance in sitting, with specific reference to the lower limbs.
Practical – Assessment and exploration of postural control and balance when moving between sitting and standing.
Practical – Assessment of balance and postural control in standing
Content of Practical Sessions may change based on interests of the delegates.
N.B. Delegates will be participating in practical sessions, it is therefore suggested that loose comfortable clothing be worn i.e. shorts and tee shirt.
All Participants are required to look at the relevant anatomy prior to attending and to bring an anatomy book along to the course.
CPD Certificate of attendanceawarded at end of course 5.25 hrs
Fee: £130 (including refreshments)