The Movement Solution – 18/22 Feb 2013 – London/UK

The Movement Solution will enable you to become an expert clinician in the assessment and management of movement related disorders

Key features:

  • Understand the theory and evidence behind movement control
  • Learn a systematic assessment and best practice in retraining strategies
  • Make the process of assessment and retraining easy
  • Understand diagnostic categories for keys areas – the neck, the shoulder girdle, lumbar spine and pelvis

The Movement Solution gives the therapist musculoskeletal diagnostic skills that will radically change the management of musculoskeletal pain. 30 Master level credits can be gained via the APEL route at Keele University and accreditation as a Kinetic Control Movement Therapist.

This course is run over 3 sectors and key features include:

  • The diagnosis, classification and motor control retraining of uncontrolled movement at the lumbar spine, sacro-iliac joint, hip, cervical spine and shoulder girdle
  • A review of the biomechanics of normal function
  • A review of the biomechanics of abnormal function producing tissue stress & pathology
  • Making links between uncontrolled movement and symptoms, disability, recurrence of symptoms and impairments
  • A clinical reasoning framework to identify priorities for rehab, where to start retraining, and how to be very specific and effective in exercise prescription and individual retaining packages
  • A look at knowing which way and how fast to progress, and knowing how to tell when retraining has achieved an effective end goal independently of symptoms
  • Subgroups of core stability
  • Develop an assessment framework that addresses the four key criteria relevant to dysfunctional movement:
  • 1. Diagnosis of movement dysfunction
  • i. Site and direction of uncontrolled movement
  • ii. Uncontrolled translation
  • iii. Uncontrolled range of motion
  • iv. Myofascial and articular restriction
  • v. Aberrant guarding responses
  • 2. Diagnosis of pain-sensitive tissue(s)
  • i. Patho-anatomical structure
  • 3. Diagnosis of pain mechanisms
  • i. Peripheral Nociceptive (inflammatory or mechanical)
  • ii. Neurogenic sensitisation
  • 4. Identification of relevant contextual factors
  • i. Environmental factors (extra-individual) (e.g. physical and social context)
  • ii. Personal factors (intra-individual) (e.g. lifestyle and behavioural changes, psychosocial attributes, coping skills)
  • Development of rehabilitation principles and application of retraining strategies for the local and global muscle systems
  • Control of direction
  • Control of translation
  • Control of imbalance – global stability control through range and global mobility extensibility
  • How to put the latest research findings into clinical practice
  • Understanding recruitment threshold – applying principles of neurophysiology to motor control retraining exercise planning and design
  • A review of muscle function based on the latest research and consideration of at muscle action in terms of single joint function and multi-joint function

Tutor: Mark Comerford and Sarah Mottram

Date: 18-22 February 2013, Part 2: 3-7 June 2013, Part 3: 21-25 October 2013

Duration: 3 weeks

Cost: £2300

Venue: SMUC Twickenham

Location: Twickenham London UK

Contact Name: Emma Paradon Jones

Contact Phone: +441243786555

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