Bobath Clinical Classification and Treatment of Cerebral Palsy

Start: Nov 25, ’07 09:00a
End: Nov 25, ’07 5:00p
Location: To be announced

This one-day seminar will discuss the Bobath clinical classification of cerebral palsy and treatment of the needs and problems of children with spasticity, athetosis, hypotona and ataxia.

This seminar also includes an introduction to the Bobath Short Guide to Assessment.

Speaker: Ms. Deanna Kathrina Z. Maranion, certified Bobath therapist and Head of BAG Philippines.

Since 2005, Ms. Maranion has conducted seminar-workshops and short courses about the Bobath Concept to therapists, physicians, teachers and special education specialists, nurses and caregivers, parents in clinics, hospitals and academic institutions in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.She has also assisted in the Bobath Introductory Course in Jakarta, Indonesia in August 2007. Ms. Maranion completed the Bobath Pediatric Basic Course in South Korea in July, 2005.

Ms. Maranion is currently the Executive Director and Chief PT of DREAM for Children with Special Needs Foundation in Cebu City. She is consultant PT at Speechworks Developmental Center (Lipa City, Batangas), Therabilities, Inc (Pasig City, MM) and will soon start serving at The Able Center (Makati City, MM). Ms. Maranion is an alumnus and former faculty member (Department of PT) of the University of the Philippines Manila-College of Allied Medical Professions and has been in pediatric practice for 10 years in Manila, Cebu and Batangas.

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Continuing Education Courses in Maryland

If you are near or, better yet, within the area, you might be interested to enrol in the following courses at AACC.

PTA 316
Designing Progressive Spinal Exercise Programs (19-20 October 2007; 8:30 AM – 4 PM)
Learn how to progress rehabilitation patients through stabilization exercises for the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Gain medical understanding and improve the quality and number of spinal exercises in your repertoire. Design spine stabilization exercise programs. $115 includes $5 supplies/lab fee.
Note: Approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and the Maryland State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for 1.2 CEUs or 12 contact hours.

PTA 503
Kinesio Taping: KT1 and KT2 (26-27 October 2007, 8 AM – 5:30 PM)
Learn general principles, techniques and applications of kinesio taping. Conduct screening and muscle testing. Demonstrate how to tape specific muscles and orthopedic conditions. Explore how kinesio taping can enhance an existing treatment regimen. CEUs awarded. $450 includes $330 supplies/lab fee.
Note: Course approved by the Kinesio Taping Association (KTA), and hours can be applied toward KTA certification. Tuition includes workbooks, Kinesio Tex Tape and a one-year KTA membership. Approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.6 CEUs. Approved by the Maryland State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for 15 contact hours. Call 410-777-2908 for information on attire to wear to class.

PTA 504
Aquatic Therapy for the Rehab Professional (2-3 November 2007; 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM)
Learn the principles of aquatic therapy treatment. Discuss indications and precautions for clients with different conditions. Explore how aquatic therapy increases strength, decreases pain and improves balance and functional skills. Discuss insurance coverage options and marketing strategies for physicians. CEUs awarded. $400 includes $287 supplies/lab fee.
Note: Offered in partnership with Aquatic Resources Network and held at SPY Aquatics in Severna Park. Bring two bathing suits and two beach towels and comfortable clothes to change into after the pool. Approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and Maryland State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for 15 contact hours or 1.5 CEUs. Approved by the NCBTMB for 13 CE hours. The approved NCBTMB CE hours do not include a discussion of insurance coverage options.

PTA 321
Examination and Treatment of Patella Femoral Syndrome (10 November 2007; 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM)
Review the anatomy and kinematics of patella femoral joint and knee complex. Learn how to recognize signs and symptoms. Study common impairments and misdiagnoses. Learn how to make a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. CEUs awarded. $80 includes $5 supplies/lab fee.
Note: Approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and Maryland State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for 7.5 contact hours or 0.7 CEUs.

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The Kawa Model

Is anyone familiar with The Kawa Model? The term is very new to me and I only came across it as I was surfing through OT sites many nights ago.

To quote, the Kawa Model is…

a new conceptual model of practice that heralds an important shift in the discourses of theory and culture in occupational therapy. The profession’s first substantial theoretical work to emerge outside of the West impels occupational therapy beyond its familiar bases of individual autonomy and agency, toward collective-oriented, interdependent views of human occupation. Infused with Eastern philosophical perspectives and world views, the Kawa Model brings nature and ecology to the profession’s evolving rational dialectic.

We’d like to hear from the OTs who have used this in their treatment plans for their patients. Please share your experiences on this by leaving a comment or by starting a discussion in our forum.

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