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Cerebral palsy: Evidenced-based theory and practical application

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Physio.co.uk are providing a high-quality day course in Manchester with Dr Pauline Christmas - a Consultant Paediatric Physiotherapist.

This one-day course is designed for specialist therapists working with children with cerebral palsy. It is evidenced-based, underpinned by theory and practical and is based on extensive clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of cerebral palsy, as well as brooad reference to the research literature. This is one of a popular range of short courses which are updated to reflect clinical understanding and has been delivered throughout the UK over a number of years.

Feedback from previous courses: It was all excellent would definately be interested in future training; a very useful day; ideal amount covered in one-day; videos worked really well for analysis and to allow the application of theory.

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  • Consultant role: Working at a consultant level in paediatric neurology in the NHS.

  • Patient centred; specialising in the treatment of children with cerebral palsy, for over thirty five years working in both the hospital and community setting

  • Lecturing; Over many years has led Introductory Paediatric Bobath courses as well as other short courses on the treatment and management of cerebral palsy. At undergraduate and post-graduate levels at the University of Birmingaham on paediatric neurology.

  • Education; completed a PhD http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/6571/at the University of Birmingham in 2016. This was based on a randomised controlled trial (RCT) investigating constraint induced movement therapy in the pre-school child with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. The RCT has now been published in Clinical Rehabilitation https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29552921. Previously undertook a research master’s degree at the University of Birmingham in 2002 and the dissertation was based on the development of a new tool for the early identification of cerebral palsy

  • Creative and innovative; created an approach for the treatment and management of children with cerebral palsy called NDThybrid

Itinerary of the course:

- 9:30-10:45 Cerebral Palsy overview and update of assessment and treatment

- 10:45-11.00 Coffee break

- 11.00-12:15 Spasticity Management

    - 12:15-13:15 Lunch

      - 13:15-14.30 Child development and its application to treatment of the child with cerebral palsy.

        - 14:30-14:45 Tea

          - 14:45-15.45 Outcome measures

            - 15.45: 16:15 Q and A forum

            Video analysis and case studies will be used throughout the day to combine theory and its practical application to assessment and treatment.

            About the speaker:

            Dr Pauline Christmas PhD MSc MCSP

            Consultant physiotherapist for the management of spasticity in children

            Since 2006, Pauline has been a consultant physiotherapist for the management of spasticity in children at Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust. In 2009, she won a clinical doctorate research award to undertake a PhD at the University of Birmingham. The research project has compared two methods of constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. She was awarded her PhD in July 2016. http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/6571/ The randomized controlled trial that was conducted and described in the thesis has now been published in Clinical Rehabilitation https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29552921.

            Previously, Pauline was awarded a Master of Science degree in research at the University of Birmingham (2002) and her dissertation was based on the development of a new tool for the early identification of cerebral palsy. Her clinical experience in treating children with cerebral palsy spans over 30 years. As a consultant, a key role has been setting up community-based spasticity management clinics which involved her assessing for botulinum toxin and administering the injections. She also currently has a role as a visiting consultant at the Scottish Centre for Children with Motor Impairment.

            Pauline has received extensive training from the Bobath Centre in London and for many years has been involved in their tutor training programme. On behalf of the Bobath centre, she has led Introductory Paediatric Bobath courses on the treatment and management of cerebral palsy in a number of UK venues. Furthermore, Pauline has taught on the MSc Specialist Neurological Rehabilitation Module and on the physiotherapy undergraduate course at the University of Birmingham.


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