Neurological Physiotherapy Level 1

Course: Neurological Physiotherapy Level 1

This course is appropriate for AHPRA qualified physiotherapists only*

This course is designed for those who are returning to practice after a break or new graduates who would like to consolidate their knowledge about neurological physiotherapy. It will include theoretical summary available through pre-reading modules and a two-day face-to-face component consisting of lectures and practical tutorials.

Note: This course includes an extensive amount of theoretical summaries and pre-reading which will be sent to participants two weeks before the course date. These summaries and pre-reading must be read before the two-day face to face component which consists of lectures and practical tutorials.

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Dates 28-29 July 2018 

Day 1: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Day 2: 8.30 am - 5.00 pm

Registrations close 16 July 2018

Role of a Neurological Physiotherapist:

·         Provide an overview of the physiological and anatomical processes of recovery from, and adaptation to, neurological injury.

·         Describe key rehabilitation principles that drive neuroplasticity including appropriate, contextualized, intensive, task specific practice.

·         Provide an overview of the ICF framework and its application to Neurological Physiotherapy.


Clinical Reasoning and Intervention Planning

·         Discuss the relative contribution of negative and positive impairments to activity limitations after stroke

·         Describe the characteristics of negative impairments following stroke

·         Outline the evidence for intervention at the level of impairment following stroke

·         Describe a clinical reasoning approach to the analysis of movement problems following stroke Describe an intervention planning framework based on the severity of negative impairments following stroke


Intervention Principles:

·         Describe the concept of ‘task practice’.

·         Report the method of classification of tasks developed by Anne Gentile (Gentile’s taxonomy of tasks).

·         Outline the principles of motor learning that underpin the structure of effective practice

·         Outline factors to consider when structuring practice to provide an appropriate level of challenge for an individual client

·         Outline factors to consider when determining how to facilitate transfer of practice

·         Outline how deconditioning and fatigue may impact on the ability to engage in rehabilitation

·         Report factors contributing to engagement in rehabilitation including motivation and cognitive deficits


Practical Sessions

Following the completion of each practical session, participants will be able to demonstrate the application of skills and knowledge in:

·         the analysis of deviations from normal biomechanical components of task performance

·         the assessment of activity limitation/s, including the contribution of primary and secondary impairments

·         the selection of evidence based interventions to address activity limitation/s

·         the structuring of appropriate task practice, taking into account relevant client, social and environmental factors

·         the use of relevant commonly used equipment and tools

·         the selection of appropriate evidence based, valid and reliable outcome measures

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28/07/2018 - 29/07/2018
University of Qld
Therapies Building 84
Room 419 Prac and Room 129 Lectures
St Lucia, QLD


Saturday, 28 July 2018

NNG/Regional $625.00; APA $ 680.00; Non-member $1020.00
28/07/2018 8:30 AM - 29/07/2018 5:00 PM
28/07/2018 8:30 AM

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