Innovation in pediatric rehabilitation: Cerebral Palsy

This course contains alle the aspects of rehabilitation of motor impairments for children with cerebral palsy. We will go in to the process of early assessment and treatment as well as the children grow older. We will focus on complications, for example respiratory and mobility. We will show that functional movement in the treatment of cerebral palsy is essential for restoring the child's possibilities in functioning and taking part in activities. We will teach you evidence based assessment and treatment methodes like constraint induced therapy. 

After following this course you:
  • Know the general principles of physiotherapy or motor rehabilitation for childeren with CP;
  • Know the different challenges for rehabilitation for different age categories; 
  • You can select relevant assessment tools and perform an assessment;
  • You can conclude your assessment with a clinical diagnosis;
  • You can make a treatment plan with short term and long term goals;
  • You can select your goals in correspondence tot the ICF and place these in a RPS form;
  • You can use techonology to reach your goals and document these;
  • You can demonstrate assessment and treatment skills with a given case.

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Day 1
The first day we will discuss general principles of rehabilitation. We will talk about motor learning and its modern principles and discuss what it means for rehabilitation of children with CP. We will talk about motor development and discuss normal and abnormal development. We identify the different stages of rehabilitation for different age groups, so you know what to do and when. 

Day 2

The second day we will focus on assessment. We will select diverse evidence based assessment tools and learn you how to work with them. We will discuss assessment in various phases and discuss wich measurements are relevant for evaluation and prognosis.   

Day 3:

On this third day we will discuss and practice principles of treatment of motor disfunctions and motor delay in children with CP. We will try to implement various aspects of motor learning principles in our treatment. Functional training in all its aspects is a key word.  

Day 4
On day four we will continue with the treatment of motor impairment and motor delay. We will bring in technology to help us in the rehabilitation process. We will demonstrate the use of an arm-robot, walking on a clever treatmill, force measurement equipment and an intelligent electronic rehabilitation form. 

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We will send you a study guide with articles and other reading material. You will make a case of one of your patients, film a short video and formulate a clinical question te be answered. 

After concluding the course and the preparation, you will recieve a certificat of THIM, University of Applied Sciences
4 day course

Physiotherapists, Medical doctors or rehabilitation professionals

Study guide with articles, preparation assignments

Professors of THIM, University of Applied Scieces

Max 20

Event Properties

Event Date 01-12-2022
Event End Date 01-12-2025
Capacity 24
Cut off date 01-12-2025
Individual Price €300,00