Treatment and Management of the Hemiplegic Shoulder and Upper Limb: A two-day introductory course. The Bobath Concept.
This is an introductory level course designed to expose the course participant to the assessment and treatment of the hemiplegic upper limb based on the principles of the Contemporary Bobath Concept. Theoretical information shall be covered in formal lectures as well as informal discussion thru the weekend
The course instructor will demonstrate the clinical application of the Bobath concept through assessment, clinical reasoning and treatment of a client(s) who has sustained a lesion to their central nervous system.
The course participants, under the supervision of the course instructor, will have the opportunity to develop their movement analysis and handling skills through daily practical sessions. All course participants should wear appropriate clothing for undressing during practical sessions.
The course participant will gain an understanding of:
-The anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder girdle
-The neurophysiology of reach and grasp inclusive of the role of postural control
-The causes and treatment / management strategies of the painful hemiplegic shoulder
-The role of facilitation in the recovery of reach and grasp
There is no pre-requisite for this course.
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
1200 Dufferin Crescent
Nanaimo BC V9S 2B7