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MNC are excited to present – Balance and Motor Control from James McLoughlin.

 

Course Tutor: James McLoughlin (B. App. Sc. (Physio), MSc (Clinical Neuroscience), PhD

James McloughlinAPA Neurological Physiotherapist)

James is an experienced Neurological Physiotherapist with degrees in both Physiotherapy (UniSA) and Clinical Neuroscience (University College London). James has also completed a PhD in balance and gait at the University of New South Wales.

He describes himself as ‘a great scavenger of information ‘ and is passionate about providing the best care and support for his patients, in addition to providing relevant neuroscientific and clinical education for health professionals, patients and carers. James has conducted over 25 professional development courses since 2009 and has been an invited speaker at 13 different local, national and international clinical and research conferences.

 

Course Description: B&MC is a 2-day clinical reasoning course that blends together the best bits of movement neuroscience, neuroplasticity, motor control theory, musculoskeletal, vestibular and neurorehabilitation knowledge – and applies it to human balance!

We know that balance is fundamental to human motor behaviour and performance. This unique professional development course draws upon a diverse selection of information from neuroscientific and clinical evidence to provide very useful clues for any clinician working in any area of physical rehabilitation.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to;

  • To review balance control, postural control and motor control and discuss examples of overlap between these systems.
  • Review and expand on theories of motor control in relation to skill acquisition and balance control.
  •  To outline the principles of neuroplasticity, with specific application to learning strategies that aid balance control.
  • To update functional neuroanatomy – central nervous system (CNS) in relation to balance control, spatial awareness and motor learning.
  • To use examples where the CNS integrates various sensory inputs including visual, proprioceptive, vestibular and auditory information.
  • Explore and observe various movement strategies used to maintain balance.
  • Outline evidence for advanced training strategies to improve balance, spatial awareness and various forms of dizziness in a variety of different patient populations.
  • Explore common scenarios where things can impact in humans – weakness, posture, dizziness, sensory loss, pain, perceptual, mechanical and psychological factors.
  • Give examples of the elite professional – how good can it get? What does it teach us?
  • Use a checklist for observations of balance strategies in all clinical populations – when common outcome measures aren’t adequate!
  • Rejoice in their readiness to apply Balance and Motor Control principles when super coaching their patients.

Suitable for: Qualified physiotherapists with a special interest in neurological and vestibular rehabilitation.

Cost: £275

How to Apply: Please either email your interest to admin@mncweb.co.uk or telephone 0161 7930003