Primitive Reflexes influencing Movement & Motor Control: Assessment and Rehabilitation by Sean Gibbons

Primitive Reflexes influencing Movement & Motor Control: Assessment and Rehabilitation by Sean Gibbons

There are now solutions for muscle tone or tightness that does not change, low tone or for poor coordination.

A sub group of patients have very poor coordination and cannot change it with traditional rehab. They also have significant deficits in sensory motor function, midline awareness and lack postural reflexes. Ninety percent will also have neurocognitive deficits and retained primitive reflexes. These deficits adversely influence normal motor control and make it almost impossible for them to learn specific motor control exercise. Some other patients just seem to have tightness in muscles that does not go away. This is frequently due to a retained primitive reflexes.

Primitive reflexes are brain stem-mediated, complex automatic movement patterns that commence in utero. If Primitive reflexes persist beyond their average lifespan they will influence normal motor control and can interfere with normal rehabilitation.

During this two day course, we will show you how to sub-classify patients base dupon their ability to learn specific motor control exercise. The Motor Control Abilities Questionnaire is an easy to use instrument developed to predict this and has high accuracy. The use of this questionnaire will be described as well as a physical assessment battery. The relationship between, neurocognitive function and primitive reflexesis also covered along with the relationship to behavioral factors and motor control.

During this two day course we will cover the assessment and rehabilitation of primitive reflexes in detail. Strategies for treatment in the clinic and home exercise will be described in detail. The course emphasizes a structured model for clinical problem solving with appropriate clinical starting points and suitable progression of therapeutic exercise. Specific examples will be used to show how primitive reflex inhibition can immediately improve movement and motor control.

The course material has other uses for neurology, concussion, pediatrics and in helping regular clients learn exercises more quickly.

This is an evidence based course. Several clinical sutdies of varying levels of evidence support the use of primitive reflex inhibition to improve neurocognitive funcion, reduce pain and disability and lear specific motor control exercise.

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Datos del curso

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DURACIÓN 20 horas
DIRIGIDO A Fisioterapeutas y estudiantes de fisioterapia

Sean Gibbons


Centre Univers: Calle Comte de Salvatierra, 5-15. Barcelona - 08006


Viernes y sábado de 8:30 a 18:00 horas
Domingo de 9:00 a 13:30 horas

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