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22

2019

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2019

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24

2019

Evidence-based Lower Limb Retraining

Retraining lower limb skills following stroke and brain injury – 3 day workshop

Saturday 22 June, 7.45am-5pm (registration 7.45am-8.00am)
Sunday 23 June, 8am-5pm
Monday 24 June, 8am-5pm

NeuroRehab Allied Health Network, 76 Mahoneys Road (cnr Edgars Road), Thomastown VIC 3074


Presented by Dr Simone Dorsch and Dr Kate Scrivener – StrokeEd

  • What muscles are essential for sitting and standing balance during reaching?

  • Why is acceleration of the trunk forward (i.e. hip flexion) important for standing up?

  • How does hip flexion at the beginning of swing phase contribute to knee flexion during walking?

This workshop teaches therapists how to minimise lower limb impairments in people post-stroke and increase engagement in activities such as sitting, standing up, sitting down and walking. Workshop content is based on research about movement science/motor relearning and evidence-based interventions.

The workshop is run over 3 days and accepts a maximum of 24 registrants. This enables small groups to work with clients and receive feedback from the presenters during clinical sessions.

The workshop will be of interest to physiotherapists from hospital and community based settings, as well as occupational therapists, who teach adults following stroke and acquired brain impairment, as well as university lecturers. The workshop focuses on retraining of limb skills.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the key aspects of a being a science-based clinician.

  • Apply that knowledge to the rehabilitation of people following stroke or traumatic brain injury.

  • Describe the biomechanics and motor control associated with of sitting and standing balance, standing-up, and sitting-down and walking.

  • Analyse movement problems in associated with these skills, taking into account neural, bio-mechanical, musculoskeletal and environmental factors.

  • Distinguish between compensations and missing essential components.

  • Plan and implement appropriate training strategies for a person’s movement problems.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the a chosen training strategy and to modify the strategy in response to changes in the person’s performance.

  • Critically evaluate and modify teaching skills to optimise participant practice and training.

Course Programme Day 1

07.45 Registration
08.00 Introduction
08.15 Evidence Based Practice
09.00 Principles of Intervention: Impairments After Stroke, Intensity of Practice
10.00 Morning Tea
10.20 Principles of Intervention: Impairments After Stroke, Intensity of Practice (continued)
11.00 Postural Adjustments
11.30 Sitting Balance: Biomechanics and Analysis
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Sitting Balance: Biomechanics and Analysis (continued)
14.15 Sitting and Standing Balance: Training Strategies
15.00 Afternoon Tea
15.30 Clinical Session 1: Kate & Simone (2 Groups)
16.30 Discussion of Clinical Session
17.00 Finish

Course Programme Day 2

08.00 Discussion of Clinical Issues
08.15 Standing Up: Biomechanics
08.45 Standing Up: Analysis
09.30 Standing Up: Training Strategies
10.00 Morning Tea
10.30 Walking Biomechanics
11.30 Being a Coach
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Preparation for Clinical Sessions
14.00 Clinical Session 2: Review of Overnight Practice (1 group)
14.30 Clinical Session 3: Assessment & Analysis (8 small groups)
15.00 Working Afternoon Tea
15.15 Clinical Session 3 (continued): Setting up Overnight Practice
16.30 Discussion of Clinical Session
17.00 Finish

Course Programme Day 3

08.00 Discussion of Clinical Issues
08.30 Walking Biomechanics Review
09.00 Walking: Analysis of Videos
10.00 Morning Tea
10.30 Walking: Training Strategies – Implications of the Evidence
11.30 Muscle Testing & Training – Practical Session
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Clinical Session 4: Review of Practice and Progression (8 small groups)
14.30 Clinical Session 4: Hand-over to new group
14.45 Assess and train a new stroke survivor (small groups)
Afternoon Tea
Clinical Session 5: Progression of Training & Establish Practice
16.00 Discussion of Clinical Sessions
16.15 Personal goals
17.00 Finish

Presented by Dr Simone Dorsch and Dr Kate Scrivener – StrokeEd

The StrokeEd collaboration offers evidence-based workshops to improve the skills, knowledge and practice of rehabilitation therapists, and influence the delivery of rehabilitation services to stroke survivors.

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Dr Simone Dorsch 

Simone is a physiotherapy clinician, researcher and lecturer at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney. She has 20+ years of experience in stroke, brain injury and aged care rehabilitation and has taught many workshops in Australia and overseas. Simone has published 10 peer reviewed journal articles. Her research focuses on the relationship between impairment and activity after stroke and strategies to increase intensity in rehabilitation.

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Dr Kate Scrivener 

Kate is a physiotherapy educator, clinician and researcher. She has more than 15 years’ experience in stroke, brain injury and aged care rehabilitation. Kate is a lecturer at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and also works part-time in private practice. Kate has published 10 peer reviewed journal articles. Her research focuses on the dosage of rehabilitation practice, and strategies to increase practice outside of therapy including technology-supported independent practice, group sessions and semi-supervised practice.


Dates

Saturday 22 June, 7.45am-5pm (registration 7.45am-8am)
Sunday 23 June, 8am-5pm
Monday 24 June, 8am-5pm

Venue

NeuroRehab Allied Health Network
76 Mahoneys Road (cnr Edgars Road)
Thomastown VIC 3074 (map)

Cost

$850 (inc. GST) per registrant, includes catering and workshop manual.


Pre-Reading & Further Details

Pre-reading will be provided via email upon registration to the workshop. Click here for more information or contact NeuroRehab Allied Health Network on (03) 9361 2234.


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