We are very excited to be able to announce that the full conference programme is now available. To download please click here. *Please note: this is a provisional programme and may be subject to change*.
Workshops: Driving Evidence into Implementation
29 April 2020 : 1.00 pm – 6.00 pm
University of West of England
Bristol BS16 1QY
Pre-Conference Workshops: Choose 2 workshops
Title: Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain & Spasticity
Speakers: Dr Stephen Ashford & Dr Praveen Kumar
- To focus on impairments associated with shoulder pain such as spasticity management; subluxation and weakness
- To explore different assessment approaches for shoulder pain that can be applied in clinical practise, referencing musculoskeletal examination techniques that are applicable to the neurological patient
- To explore and discuss a range of treatment approaches for the hemiplegic shoulder from the acute to the outpatient/community setting
- To provide opportunities to practise the assessment and treatment approaches
Title: Gait Laboratory – Fully Booked
Speakers: Dr Sue Barnett
- To discuss the sensory, motor and cognitive contributions to impaired gait in those with neurological conditions
- To discuss the rationale for gait analysis in neurological conditions
- To explore and apply a variety of treatment approaches that addresses gait problems in neurological conditions
- To understand kinematic data and use it to inform innovative rehabilitation approaches for the patient with a neurological condition
Speakers: Prof Praminda Caleb-Solly
- To explore the use of advanced technology in assessment of everyday living
- To explore the use of advanced technology for assisting patients with exercising
- To explore the use of robotics for falls assessment
- To understand how new technologies change experiences of disability and community over time
Title: Strength Training Workshop – Fully Booked
- To provide a brief overview of the evidence base and the benefits of a strength training programme in neurological conditions
- To understand the components of what a balanced strength programme consists of and how this relates to improved performance of functional activity
- To understand principles of strength training including frequency, intensity, duration and type and how each principle can be individualised
- To clinically reason, develop and demonstrate a balanced, strength programme for people with neurological conditions
Title: Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT)
Speaker: Annie Meharg
- 1. To present a brief overview of CIMT and who can benefit.
- To explore the core components of CIMT and provide an opportunity to practice CIMT training techniques.
- To discuss methods of capturing change in CIMT.
- To highlight top tips and pitfall avoidance for successful CIMT implementation.