As we move closer to the early bird deadline of the 4th of April 2016, conference delegate numbers are continuing to grow with over 370 delegates now confirmed to attend.
Social Media Team IFOMPT 2016
The IFOMPT 2016 committee and our conference partner Physiopedia would like to welcome Steve Nawoor and Jack Chew to the social media team for Glasgow 2016. Both Steve and Jack have a proven track record in the use of social media and will be providing entertaining and insightful blogs on the conference programme. The conference committee is delighted that they have agreed to join the team of Chris Mercer, Helen Welch, Laura Ritchie, Jesse Awenus and Alex Chan to provide daily input from Glasgow 2016. For up to date information on the conference follow @ifompt on twitter.
Spotlight on Pre and Post Conference Courses
The Pre and Post Conference Team are pleased to welcome Emeritus Professor Gwendolen Jull and Dr Julia Treleaven to the conference programme to present their course on the Management of Cervical Disorders.
Course Title: The Management of Cervical Disorders – A research informed approach with an emphasis on therapeutic exercise.
Duration: 2 Days
Dates: 2 and 3 July
Location: Glasgow Caledonian University
Times: 09:00 – 17:00 both days
Course Fees: £250.00 Early bird rate. Course fee will be increased to £295 after 4 April
This course will present the management of cervical disorders within a biopsychological model with an emphasis on therapeutic exercise. An overview of the research into the nature of impairments in neuromuscular, kinematic and sensorimotor control that may occur with neck pain/injury will be provided which informs a therapeutic exercise approach. This course has a practical emphasis and will explore in detail, the assessment and management strategies for cervical neuromuscular, kinematic and sensorimotor dysfunction. The course also explores incorporation of other management techniques such as education, manual therapy with the exercise program in a multimodal approach to the management of cervical disorders.
The course aim/objective is to ensure that at the completion of the course, the participant will:
- Have a good understanding of the presentation of patients with cervical disorders within a biopsychosocial framework
- Have a good understanding of the impairments in neuromuscular, kinematic and sensorimotor function which have been found to be associated with cervical disorders.
- Develop a good understanding of the clinical reasoning process for differential diagnosis of cervical disorders and the treatment directives from the assessment
- Develop clinical skills for the recognition and retraining of neuromuscular control in patients with cervical disorders
- Develop clinical skills for the recognition and retraining of impairments in kinematic control in patients with cervical disorders
- Develop clinical skills for the recognition and retraining of impairments in sensorimotor control system in patients with cervical disorders
- Develop clinical proficiency in the integrated management of the articular, muscle and nervous systems through a multimodal approach of patient education, manual therapy and specific therapeutic exercise techniques
We expect this course to attract a large interest from delegates and would advise anyone thinking of attending to book early. Remember these courses can be booked as a stand-alone course separate from the conference. So if you have a colleague or friend interested in these course please encourage them to check out the courses on offer on the conference website.