Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury: Optimizing Movement Potential. The Bobath concept. An Advanced Bobath course (IBITA certified)
This is an advanced level course providing an opportunity for in-depth exploration of the assessment and treatment of the incomplete spinal cord injured individual, with respect to the Bobath concept. The course participant will have opportunity to explore, and develop, their theoretical knowledge base and clinical skills, through the utilization of daily patient treatment sessions, patient demonstrations, lectures, guided discussion and practical sessions.
- To develop one’s clinical skill in the critical assessment of the incomplete spinal cord injured individual, with respect to the acquisition of anticipatory postural control and the development of efficient balance strategies.
- To develop one’s understanding of the role of integrated systems control with respect to movement control, and to be able to forge links between theoretical knowledge and the clinical presentation.
- To further develop one’s handling skills, and the utilization of facilitation to optimize movement experiences, particularly with reference to postural transitions.
- To deepen one’s understanding of how the lived experiences of the iSCI individual and compensatory activity impact on movement potential.
Course Length: 5-days, 35 contact hours