The Clinical Movement course is designed in a way that encourages Physiotherapists to build on their existing knowledge and clinical skills. Known concepts are revisited with the aim of simplifying and demystifying, so as to increase clinical relevance, applicability and potence. Common musculoskeletal Physiotherapy practice is challenged and a nuanced mindful movement approach is offered as a clear and effective progression benefitting both client and clinician.
This is achieved over two days, covering both the theoretical information and practical tools underpinning this mode of assessment, clinical reasoning and treatment. Beyond the course students are encouraged to continue refining and applying their critical thinking skills as well as engage in and develop an open ended, personal movement and mindfulness practice shaped by the course. Ongoing mentorship from the Clinical Movement teacher is available as required.
A course format such as this prioritises evidence based principles, clinical reasoning and experience as a highly useful forums for learning and ultimately understanding, ensuring clinicians who have completed the Clinical Movement course are best positioned to seamlessly apply their knowledge and skills in the clinical setting.
This Course Aims to:
- Facilitate a clinically relevant understanding of human beings in terms of perception, protection and adaption.
- Foster robust and nuanced clinical reasoning skills, functioning effectively within a biopsychosocial framework.
- Develop practical, science based education, mindfulness and movement skills that benefit both client and clinician.
- Instil in clinicians the value of cultivating experience driven client learning.
- Expand desirable clinical outcomes to include ongoing meaningful change in clients to best maximise long term wellbeing.
Theoretical Topics Include:
- Cortical Maps – neural patterns determining perception
- The Darwinian Human – an evolutionary basis for protection
- Bioplasticity – Specific Adaption to Imposed Demand
- Clinically Relevant Pain Science – multimodal and modifiable
- Tissue Damage – resilience, tolerance and healing
- Mindfulness – What is it really?
- Self Knowledge – change behaviour to change the ‘story of self’
- Movement Science – body awareness, health, protection and performance
- Skill Development – attention, exposure and neuroplasticity
- The Broad Brush Approach – clinical reasoning, multidimensional care and a focus on function
- Person Centred Collaborative Care – merging assessment and treatment
- Motivational Exposure – experiential learning via movement experiments
- Assisting Exposure – context driven therapeutic techniques
- Meaningful Intervention – goal setting, re-evaluation and play
- Restoring Confidence, Function and Wellbeing – education, exposure therapy, movement, rest and mindfulness
- Health Mentorship – maximising engagement, capacity, positive lifestyle habits, wellbeing and self efficacy
- Transferrable Understanding – prophylaxis for persistent pain, distress and disability
- Personal Practice – the value in ‘practicing what you teach’
* Case Studies – movement, injury and protection
Practical Topics Include:
- Therapeutic Breathing
- Therapeutic Movement
- Warm Up
- Mobility Training
- Strength Training
- Balance Training
- Plyometric Training
- Endurance Training
- Movement Qualities
- Task Orientated Training
2 x Clinical Movement Workshops
Group Theory, Practical and Case Studies led by Tom (CM Teacher)
Sundays, 9:30am – 4:30pm, one hour lunch break
Held at Off The Wall Yoga Centre, East Fremantle