Incomplete Quadraplegia : The Relationship Between Postural Control and Functional Recovery of the Upper Limb
This is an advanced level course providing an opportunity for in-depth exploration into the multiple aspects of the clinical presentation affecting functional recovery of the upper limb in an indivdual with incomplete quadraplegia. The theoretical component will review the neurophysiology and neurorehabilitation literature underpinning upper limb function. The course participant will also have the opportunity to develop their clinical reasoning and practical handling skills through the utilization of daily patient treatment sessions, patient demonstrations including guided clinical reasoning sessions and practical sessions. The following areas of assessment and treatment of the individual with incomplete quadraplegia will be explored and discussed:
- The interdependence of core control, postural control and balance with respect to recovery of upper limb function
- Development of the reach pattern
- The limitation of the tenodesis grip in the iSCI population
Registration Fees: NSD Member $1015 +tax | CPA or Provincial Society Member $1115 +tax | Non Member $1315 +tax
Course Instructor Bio:
Julie Vaughan-Graham, Registered PT, MSc, PhD(Cand); Advanced IBITA Instructor; graduated from St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, England in 1986. Julie has worked in the area of neurorehabilitation since 1988, and has a special interest in the rehabilitation of the incomplete spinal cord injured individual. Julie emigrated to Toronto in 1991, initially taking a position at Lyndhurst, Spinal Cord Injury Centre, and then later opening her own private community neurorehabilitation practice, Physio-Logic, in Toronto in 1993.
Julie qualified as an IBITA Bobath Instructor in 2000, and as an Advanced IBITA Bobath Instructor in 2008. Julie graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University, UK in May 2010, with a distinction for her M.Sc. dissertation on ‘Clinical Reasoning and the Expert Bobath Therapist.
Julie was accepted into the PhD program, Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science, University of Toronto, in September 2011, and maintains a lecturer status with the Department of Physical Therapy.
Julie maintains a clinical caseload at her private practice in Toronto, and provides one on one clinical mentorship on a consult basis to physiotherapists and occupational therapists. She instructs post-graduate clinical Bobath courses across Canada and internationally.
Format of Session:
The course instructor will demonstrate the clinical application of the Bobath concept through the assessment and treatment of an individual with incomplete quadraplegia.
The ‘Model of Bobath Clinical Practice’ (MBCP) will be used to provide an opportunity for the course participants to gain an improved understanding of the clinical reasoning process with respect to the individual patient’s clinical presentation.
The course participants, under the supervision of the course instructor, will have the opportunity to develop their movement analysis and handling skills through daily practical sessions. All course participants should wear appropriate clothing for undressing during practical sessions.
The course instructor will provide supervision and guidance during patient treatment sessions if included in the schedule.