The Study of Human Movement

The Study of Human Movement: A three-day introductory course on the relationship between postural control and functional movement. The Bobath Concept

The participant will be introduced to the analysis of movement on course participants as a basis for discussing the assessment and treatment of deviations of posture and selective movement. The information shared in this 3-day course is based on the Bobath Concept. The course will be largely practical with some formal lecture and informal discussion.

Course Objectives: 

At the completion of the course the participant shall be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of a problem solving approach in the assessment and  treatment of movement dysfunction.
  • Begin to observe and analyze human movement with reference to base of support, alignment and selective movement with respect to activity performance.
  • To develop an understanding of balance with respect to predictive and reactive postural control strategies.
  • Appreciate the influence of sensory information on motor output through an experience of facilitated movement.
  • Begin to describe the relationship of neural and musculoskeletal plasticity to patient potential.

Course Length: 3-days, 19.5 contact hours

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