Neurological Rehabilitation Certificate Program
12-13-14 January 2023
Dr. Dania Sh. Farid
MSC, PT, CMP, CMTP, CTP
PHD candidate, Department of Physical Therapy for Neurology, Cairo University.
MSC Physical Therapy for Neurological Disorders and its surgeries, Cairo University.
Senior Instructor, Primephysio UK.
Bobath Trained Therapist, IBITA.
CMT, CDNP, KCMT
This program aims to teach the participants proper handling and management of the upper and lower quadrants of adults with neurological disorders through different motor control and biomechanical strategies. This will be done through the findings recorded during assessing the tonal differences and providing a basic review of different neurological disorders and the underlying neuroanatomical processes.
The program will focus on the most popular challenging findings with a solution based on both research and practical evidence. Management based on both neurophysiology and biomechanics is the main basic key for the proper longterm functional goals to maintain the patients’ well-being.
The participants at the end of the course will understand how to integrate the basic clinical findings with the rehabilitation protocols set and the clinical outcome measured on baseline
The program includes:
A- Online Modules (3 Hours)
- Basic review of the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology.
- Integrating the systems controlling normal movement in clinical practice
- Discuss the pathophysiology and clinical concepts of different neurological diseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems such as:
b) Multiple Sclerosis
d) Peripheral neural disorders
- Selecting and using outcome measures in the neurological practice
- Reviewing the existing body of literature about the concept of treatment of adults with neurological disorders.
B- Face-to-Face Teaching (27 hours)
-Defining motor control and its implementation in neurological practice.
- Implementing motor learning strategies in clinical practice.
- Defining the concepts of movement selectivity and movement synergies.
- Learning to analyze the tonal differences for high and low-toned patients.
- Introducing the systems controlling normal movement.
- Applying practical hands-on strategies for the central systems.
- Using the automatic postural responses in tonal management.
- Targeting different dysfunctions in the balance systems (static, reactive and proactive states).
-Discussing the main systems that control the posture and different movement outputs.
-Justifying the clinical importance of neuroplasticity.
-Discussing the maladaptive forms of plasticity.
-Illustrating different reasons for the lack of the patient’s improvement and plateauing.
-Discussing the importance of the different environmental changes in the rehabilitation practice.
-Learning the proper documentation through detecting the short and long-term goals.
-Case study presentation.
-Describing strategies for locomotion and the clinical importance of the determinants of gait.
-Applying clinical reasoning with different case scenarios and problem-solving.
-Approaching different functional tasks according to the environment and the patients’ demands.
C- Practical Labs.:
Movement selectivity of the lower quadrant (pelvis and trunk complexes, hip, knee, and ankle joints).
Facilitatory techniques to normalize the movement and the sensations to the lower quadrant.
Tonal assessment of the seated and standing positions.
Targeting the central patterns to normalize the tone in a functional task like (sit-to-stand and vice versa and lie-to-sit and vice-versa).
-Movement selectivity of the upper quadrant (Shoulder complex, elbow, and wrist).
-Facilitatory techniques to normalize the movement and the sensations to the upper quadrant.
-Different functional tasks of postural transitions & tonal changes as (bending forwards from sitting & standing).
-Eye-to-hand coordination for reaching and grasping.
-Targeting the spastic and flaccid upper limb.
-Targeting the core stabilizers (deep neck, abdominals, pelvic floor, and breathing strategies).
-Key point strategies of loaded transitions.
-Assessment and treating of problems in locomotion in different gait deviations.
-Approach different functional tasks according to the environment and the patients’ demands.