In this practical course, experienced neuro physiotherapist and academic, Gakeemah Inglis-Jassiem, presents assessment and facilitation techniques that can be utilised in the re-education of sitting and sit-to-stand transitions in the moderate-functioning adult neurology patient.
On completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Understand the motor control and biomechanical requirements of the following functional tasks:
a. Dynamic Sitting: Postural control & biomechanics for dynamic use of lower body.
i. Sitting↔Standing: Dynamic movement control for successful STS transitions.
ii. Assisted and Functional Transfers from a seated position.
c. Dynamic standing: Dynamic movement control for tasks using the lower body.
2. Observe and identify selected movement challenges experienced by patients with neurological dysfunction (functional tasks as outlined in learning outcome 1).
3. Plan and execute selected assessment of Sitting and Sitting↔Standing (functional tasks as outlined in learning outcome 1).
4. Perform appropriate therapeutic techniques to address dysfunction in Sitting and Sitting↔Standing (functional tasks as outlined in learning outcome 1).