Assessment and Treatment of Adults with Neurological Conditions

Assessment and Treatment of Adults with Neurological Conditions. The Bobath Concept . Three week Basic Course. An IBITA Certified Course.

This is a 15 day course comprised of instructor led clinical learning sessions, which include utilizing lectures, practical sessions, patient demonstrations and patient treatment sessions. During the intervening period between modules the course participants complete a guided self-directed case report. Certification is dependent upon successful completion of the case report.

Course participants will be instructed in the Bobath Concept problem solving approach to assessment, treatment and management of adult neurological conditions. Emphasis will be placed on practical application of contemporary research findings in order to promote evidence-informed practice. Course participants will have the opportunity work with a variety of diagnoses including CVA, ABI & iSCI, at various stages of recovery. This course has a practical emphasis to develop handling skills.

Course Objectives

The course participant will gain an understanding of:

  • Understand the history and ongoing development of the Bobath concept.
  • Be able to integrate the principles of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) in their evaluation and treatment of adults with neurological conditions.
  •  Analyse and facilitate efficient postural and movement control in preparation for and during functional activity.
  •  Understand the functional consequences of lesions of the central nervous system
  •  Observe and analyse dysynergic and/or inefficient movement and function, and influence this through intervention.
  •  Utilise the principles of motor control, motor learning, neural plasticity and muscle plasticity in their approach to treatment.
  •  Understand the relationship between assessment and treatment, and implement the ongoing process of clinical reasoning.
  •  Adapt and apply appropriate theoretical principles of treatment to the individual patient/client within his environment.
  •  Develop effective handling skills and incorporate them with appropriate environmental and other influences in order to regain function.
  •  Appreciate the importance of appropriate outcome measures to support evidence-based practice.
  •  Continue learning through critical reading, self-evaluation and sharing with others.

Course Length: 15-days, 110 contact hours

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