The Hemiplegic Shoulder and Upper Limb

Treatment and Management of the Hemiplegic Shoulder and Upper Limb.
A three day introductory course.  The Bobath Concept.

This course is an introductory level course to expose the course participant to the treatment and management of the hemiplegic upper limb based on the principles of the Contemporary Bobath Concept and an understanding of human movement. The course will consist of lectures, patient demonstrations and practical sessions.

The following topics will be explored and discussed:

  • Musculoskeletal review of the shoulder girdle and upper limb with respect to hemiplegia
  • The painful hemiplegic shoulder; causes and intervention
  • Neural control of upper limb function
  • Plasticity and expectations for functional recovery of the upper limb
  • Critical review of the current research findings with respect to upper limb recovery and  treatment following stroke.

Course Objectives: 

The Course participant will gain an understanding of:

  • The relationship between musculoskeletal alignment and movement control.
  • The role of sensation and motor control of the hemiplegic upper limb.
  • The relationship between plasticity and functional recovery of the upper limb.

Course Length:3-days, 19.5 contact hours

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