From Athlete to Elderly - Dynamic Postural Stabilisation and Balance Rehabilitation for Injury and Fall Prevention

Movement necessitates postural stabilisation. Whether a person is simply walking, working on a computer, performing household activities or participating in high-level sports, appropriate stabilisation of the moving joints and the body as a whole is required to prevent falls, injuries and loss of strength for the movement in question.This seminar will discuss dynamic postural stabilisation in detail and show you how to assess and rehabilitate it. We will also explore how to determine whether the neurological imbalances you find in a patient are likely to be significantly contributing to their musculoskeletal condition; this will help you to distinguish between the musculoskeletal patients who simply require the 'usual' chiropractic approach and those who require more specific neuro-rehabilitation.  

Numerous practical sessions throughout the day will help develop your newly learnt clinical skills.
Delegate numbers are limited to ensure that each individual receives sufficient attention during the practicals.

Course Content: 

  • Dynamic postural stabilisation:

    • The relationship between postural stabilisation and musculoskeletal injury

    • Assessment of the systems involved and how to train them to function better - sensory, motor and central sensorimotor integration and processing

    • Rehabilitation of neurologically-mediated dynamic postural destabilisation

  • Falls in the elderly: causes, prevention and rehabilitation strategies

  • How to determine whether or not the neurological imbalances you find in a patient are contributing to their musculoskeletal problem: The concept of neurological challenges in motor assessments

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