The course will provide an overview of upper limb function, by facilitating clinicians to analyse the difference between normal and abnormal function to provide clinicians with the clinical reasoning for appropriate assessment and treatment planning.
Objectives/Aims of Course
This course will enable occupational therapists to acquire confidence in assessing and planning appropriate intervention for patients following neurological impairment of the upper limb by:-
- Identifying the components of normal functional upper limb activity
- Develop understanding of the common problems associated with neurological damage of the upper limb
- Gain an understanding of predictors of upper limb recovery
- Enabling the therapist to confidently carry out an upper limb assessment
- Review the evidence base for the assessment and treatment of neurological disorders of the upper limb
- Presenting a goal orientated treatment plan
- Explore ways to facilitate upper limb function for purposeful activity
Each delegate will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course
Who Should Attend (including pre-requisites)
Clinicians (OTs and PTs) who have a basic knowledge of physical assessment and rehabilitation. This is an intermediate course and involves more movement analysis and upper limb anatomy.
All delegates are requested to wear a singlet / vest beneath normal clothing to facilitate access to the shoulder during demonstrations.