Seminar Theatre 5

Wednesday 7th June

Thursday 8th June


11.00 - 11.30

Arjan Kuipers

Brain based clinical screening protocol for children with neurodevelopmental problems.

The presentation of a functional neurological screening protocol to quickly assess the neurological, axial and postural problem areas that can be addressed by the chiropractor, specialized physiotherapist and/or osteopath when seeing children with learning and behavioral in practice. This assessment forms the basis for appropriate decision making when constructing a successful treatment and training plan.


11.45 - 12.15

Arjan Kuipers

Functional treatment protocols for children with a learning and behavioral disorder

The introduction of a functional treatment protocol to quickly assess whether to focus primarily on specific rehabilitation of the nervous system, spine and postural system or on a combination of treatment and specific training. In this mini workshop you will also gain insight where to focus your specific chiropractic, specialized physiotherapist and/or osteopathic treatment when dealing with children with a learning and/or behavioral disorder.


12.30 - 13.00

Jørgen R. Jørgensen

The functional pitfalls of inactivity after stroke.

The focus of the presentation is on the physiological muscle changes and decreased cardiovascular function that occurs after stroke. These changes caused by inactivity have an additional effect, not only on the physical level of functioning, but also on cognition and comorbidities. Functional training of the cardiovascular system, is an effective and efficient intervention that can counter the adverse effect of post-stroke inactivity. Bodyweight supported training in various machines is used at the CRBI and video examples will illustrate our intervention. Own and international research supporting this will be presented.


13.15 - 13.45

Tor Davies

How to Generate a Stream of New Clients Without Even Trying

As physical therapists, we are traditionally and notoriously terrible at selling ourselves. After all we’re providing healthcare services and many of us feel uncomfortable charging for them. But our competitors are happy to and if we don’t get with the programme, and quickly, we’ll be the ones who suffer. In this presentation, I will show you how you generate abundant high quality email leads, drive new visitors to your website, grow your social media following, strengthen relationships with your existing customers and generate new bookings, all without a sales pitch in sight. I’ll even go into the practical ‘how to’ details too. Never has finding new customers been so achievable.


14.00 - 14.30

Michael Morris

The clinical relevance to how bodywork affects our tissues

There is a growing amount of scientific evidence suggesting why certain bodywork modalities work, or don’t work, and there are a number of science-based theories used to try and explain what we think happens during and after treatment to the tissues in our clients and patients. This seminar will seek to put clinical relevance to help shape our understanding further, rather than pure science, and will be taking in the latest theories and findings from fascial, neural and endocrine evidence in particular. If you are working with the tissues, and truly want to understand what is happening, this seminar is a must!


14.45 - 15.15

David Clancy

The role of neuro-motor exercise training in the return-to-training strategy

Neuro-motor training (NMT) is the crucial, usually under-valued missing link in the rehabilitation pathway. It involves targeting motor skills such as coordination, agility and proprioception. A new direction for NMT to optimise return-to-training strategies involves focusing significantly on reforming correct movement patterning schemas earlier and comprehensively during the rehabilitation process. This new paradigm of training should help reduce the potential for re-injury or secondary injuries upon return-to-play.

15.30 - 16.00

Jessica Nelson

Laser Learnings vs Fake News

Is ''trumped-up'' trading about to restrict your practice? Laser PhotoBioModulation, also known as Low Level Laser Therapy, has multiple applications from soft tissue healing to pain relief and is probably the best supported electrotherapy available for physical therapists, with hundreds of published clinical studies and thousands of lab studies building to get its effectiveness recognised. However, as we begin to see professionals, understandably impressed with the results of the therapy, make clinical decisions based on some of the back-stories they''ve been given rather than the reality of why the treatment is successful, Jessica Nelson explains how this could lead to restricted access to laser treatment for patients and therapists alike and argues that it''s essential to understand the proven underlying principles. Summarising key findings from independent published research and evidencing challenges to assertions disguised as givens, Jessica provides the information to help distinguish the evidence from the hype. A critical session for those considering laser equipment, and those responsible for the accuracy of information they carry and disseminate.