Therapeutic Handling in the Critical Care

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Therapeutic Handling in the Critical Care Setting

Improving Therapeutic Handling Skills in the Critical Care Setting 12th & 13th May 2017

Course Description

This 2 day advanced course will consist of guided workshops and practical sessions, involving patients in the neurological intensive care or high dependency units. Participants will have opportunities to practice different handling techniques and therapeutic positioning through a process of assessment, advanced clinical reasoning and self-evaluation. The course will deepen participants understanding of motor control, motor learning and neural plasticity and enable them to develop holistic clinical skills in the context of evidence based practice. They will develop an understanding of how the critical care environment influences the patient and consider ways of overcoming the challenges of working within this setting.

Consideration will also be given to the evidence to support early rehabilitation, risk assessment, the use of outcome measures and how weaning and cough can be influenced by therapeutic positioning. This will enable participants to demonstrate a more holistic approach to treatment.

Suitable For

Qualified therapists working in critical care and are established at a senior level. It is preferable if participants have completed the BBTA introductory modules ‘What is normal movement’ to attend. Places are limited to 9 participants

Course Leader

Claire Randall

Course Speakers

Helen Lindfield (MSc PG Cert HI Bobath Tutor)

Claire Randall (Band 7 Physiotherapist, Neuro Critical Care)

Kyra Hamilton (Occupational Therapist, Clinical Specialist in Neurology)

Rosie Tudor (Band 7 Physiotherapist, Neuro Critical Care)


Friday 12th and Saturday 13th May 2017

08.30 - 17.30

St. George's Hospital, Blackshaw Road, London SW17 0QT




Daniela Rianjongdee, Therapies Department, St James Wing, Blackshaw Rd. SW17 0QT

0208 725 4091