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CBIA - Specific Training to Improve Locomotion: The Bobath Concept

Course Description:
This is an introductory highly practical course intended for graduate physiotherapists and occupational therapists working with neurological clients who wish to explore and improve their clinical assessment and treatment skills in optimizing functional recovery underpinning locomotion. The material is presented in a dynamic and interactive manner and is relevant for therapists working in a variety of settings including acute and rehabilitation hospitals, private practice, community and long-term care settings. The material is also relevant for therapists working with non-neurological patient populations.

In client-centered care, therapists are often faced with the patient’s request to regain walking ability. This course utilizes a best practice approach that blends theoretical evidence presented in lecture format with clinical expertise thru client demonstrations and practical labs This knowledge will enable the therapist to better assist the client to achieve their goal of walking.

The majority of the course will be practical in nature providing the therapist with a skill set that will have immediate clinical application. The practical information will be taught utilizing a clinical reasoning framework and problem based approach. There will be hands on demonstrations and the opportunity for practice. Patient demonstration’s will allow therapists to see the application of course material on individuals with neurological lesions. There will be opportunities for active discussion, peer learning and self-reflection.

Course Objectives
The course participant will gain an understanding of:
-The neurophysiology of human locomotion
-The application of the neurophysiology with respect to the clinical presentation and recovery of locomotion
-The role of postural control in locomotion recovery
-The role of facilitation in the recovery of locomotion

Course Schedule:
Friday October 13 - 12:00pm to 6:30pm
Saturday October 14 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday October 15 - 8:30am to 3:15pm

Course Location:

Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital
700 Priestman Street
Fredericton, NB

Course Fee:

NSD Members - $545 | Provincial Society & CPA Members - $605 | Non-Members $625

Course Pre-requisite: 
There are no pre – requisites

To register please email Valerie: info@cbiaorg.com

Instructors:
Catherine Eustace BAppSc(PT), Advanced IBITA Instructor
Libby Swain BAppSc(PT), MA, Advanced IBITA Instructor