During the congress it will be possible to participate in one of the following workshops:
COACHING IN EARLY INTERVENTION: A PROMISING METHOD TO ENHANCE PARTICIPATION OF FAMILIES WITH AN INFANT WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Dr. Schirin Akhbari Ziegler, Switzerland
PPT PhD, Head of Head of Master Programme for Paediatric Physiotherapy; Head of advanced training course COPCA, ZHAW School of Health Professions Institute of Physiotherapy, Winterthur
Michèle Brülhart Ganz, Switzerland
MAS Pediatric Physiotherapy, zeka – Center for disabled children Outpatient therapy and counseling services, Baden
Goal-oriented coaching (solution-focused, non-directive and performance driven) applied within family-centred care in early intervention is associated with improved developmental outcomes in high-risk infants and better family empowerment. This form of coaching is demanding for health professionals, as it requires a certain attitude, knowledge on coaching theory and practice experience with coaching skills. For clinicians which are able to master these challenges, coaching is a promising method to enhance participation of families with an infant with special needs.
In this workshop will be provided lecuture to help participitants to recognise the potential of coaching as a method in early intervention, understand the requirements for the application of effective coaching and exercise coaching skills like active listening, asking reflective questions, providing feedback.
Group work to practice coaching skills and discussion will also be included.
THE THEORY OF AFFORDANCES AS A TOOL FOR BUIDING TASKS AND CONTEXT THERAPEUTIC SETTINGS
Dr. Maurizio Petrarca, Italy
PT PhD, Head of the Movement Analysis and Robotics Laboratory, (MARLab), IRCCS Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome; President Neuroscience Specialist Interest Group of Italian Association of Physiotherapy (AIFI)
Dr. Susanna Summa, Italy
Eng PhD, Movement Analysis and Robotics Laboratory (MARLab), IRCCS Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome
Gibson’s affordance theory found an explication in the neurophysiology of the temporo-parieto-frontal circuits. Body-environment coupling, the characteristics of objects and environments, and the “vocabulary” of the movements are represented in our minds. The workshop will offer examples of how manipulating this information can drive the subject’s responses, inducing specific results in action during a rehabilitative setting. The participant will be asked to develop similar solutions adapting them to their patients toward a patient-centred intervention.
PROMOTING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN YOUTH WITH NEUROMOTOR DISABILITIES
Dr. Olaf Vershuren, The Netherlands
PhD PPT MSc, Senior researcher, Researchgroup Physical Health, Brain Center Rudolf Magnus and Center of Excellence for Rehabilitation Medicine, University Medical Center Utrecht and De Hoogstraat Rehabilitation, Utrecht
This workshop focuses on physical activities in children with disabilities. Firstly, an overview of the literature will be presented and theories about physical activities will be discussed. Secondly, the continuum of physical activity, from sleep till maximal exercise intensity, will be discussed. Facilitators, barriers and solution strategies for increasing physical activity will be considered. Possible tools to assess and increase physical activity across the continuum in this population will be presented.
WHEELCHAIR BOUNDED CHILDREN AND PARTICIPATION FOCUSED TRAINING: A ROAD2SUCCESS
Prof. Eugene A A Rameckers, Belgium & the Netherlands
Prof. PPT, Research group rehabilitation science Hasselt University, Maastricht University, Adelante rehabilitation center
Dr. Marleen E Sol, The Netherlands
PPT PhD, Research Group Lifestyle and Health, HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Utrecht,
Dr. Eline Bolster, The Netherlands
PPT PhD, Research group Lifestyle and Health, HU University of Applied Science Utrecht, Utrecht
Dr. Petra E M van Schie, The Netherlands
PPT PhD, Amsterdam UMC Location Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Rehabilitation Medicine, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Amsterdam Movement Sciences, Rehabilitation and Development, Amsterdam
Henriette Stemerdink, The Netherlands
Msc , PPT, Resaerche project Framerunning, Department rehabilitation science, Amsterdam UMC
Children using a wheelchair with Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida and Muscular Diseases encounter many barriers towards participation in our society. One of the most important aspects which could improve the participation and physical activity for children using a manual wheelchair are wheelchair mobility skills. Not only one approach is the best, but the combination of several approaches is the road2success.
This workshop will present the results of 3 different ongoing projects of HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Amsterdam UMC, Adelante rehabilitation, Maastricht and Hasselt University with focus on the landscape of interventions to improve the level of participation in children using a wheelchair.
Topics will be the method of intervention and results of the specific projects as wheelchair skills training, participation approach in LiveonWheels intensive program and mobility and sport experiences using Frame Running.
In this workshop, cases of children will be proposed for inspiration, discussion and clinical reasoning.
THE ROLE OF AQUATIC PHYSIOTHERAPY IN ADOLESCENTS AS A COMPLEMENT INTERVENTION IN THEIR MOTIVATION, SELF-CONFIDENCE, AUTONOMY AND PEER RELATIONSHIP
César Sá, Portugal
PPT MSc physiotherapist Specialist in Pediatrics, CERCIMB and CLUBE 18, Barreiro; President of the World Physiotherapy Aquatic Physiotherapy Subgroup – IOAPT (International Organization of Aquatic Physical Therapists), Board member of the Portuguese Aquatic Physiotherapy Group (GIFA) from APFisio (Portuguese Physiotherapy Association).
The aquatic environment has long been considered an ideal environment for the development of emotional, social and motor responses in children/adolescents with sensory-motor developmental disorders or others. The advantages offered by the aquatic environment to this population are known, always associated with a ludic and recreational component
This workshop aims to present methods to favor the adolescent’s adaptation the aquatic environment, facilitating normal movement, promoting motor and emotional development, functionality, optimizing learning, concentration and discovery skills, as well as integrating the different needs to relate to peers and to help in gaining self-confidence that water activity can give in a phase in which the teenager must become more and more autonomous. In this workshop methods of assessment and intervention in Aquatic Physiotherapy in this population will also be provided, as well as updated knowledge in the field of Pediatric Physiotherapy to allow a moment of sharing and reflection on our practice and on the existing evidence.
AN OVERVIEW OF PHYSIOTHERAPY INTERVENTIONS FOR ADOLESCENTS WITH PSYCHIATRIC SUFFERING
Valentina Squillace, Switzerland
MAS Pediatric Physiotherapy, MAS Physiotherapy in Mental Health and Basic Body Awareness Therapy; Lecturer Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)
Maria Teresa Lacapra, Switzerland
MAS Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy, MAS Physiotherapy in Mental Health and Basic Body Awareness Therapy; Lecturer Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)
During the last decade and especially after the global COVID crisis, we have seen an impressive increase in the number of adolescents seeking help for mental health issues (anxiety, eating disorders, somatoform disorders.) having a strong impact on their health status and quality of life (social isolation, school withdrawal, increased risk of suicide).
The aim of the workshop is to give the participants and overview of the role of physiotherapy, how we clinically reason, and the use of physiotherapy interventions within the context of psychiatric distress and psychiatric illness among adolescents and young adults.