Course information
Introductory Module 2: The integration of postural control and selective movement for functional activities (part A)
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Course description:

This BBTA module will include patient demonstrations, theoretical and practical sessions. It will focus on the assessment and treatment of the acute and sub-acute patient

Course aims

To identify a framework for assessment and treatment of the acute/subacute patient

To develop skills of observation, analysis, and facilitation in a neurologically intact subject

To link the evidence base and clinical practice

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, the participants should be able to:

Describe key components relating to the analysis of positions/posture sets (sitting and supine) and movement sequences (supine to sit, sit to supine)

Analyse movement in terms of efficiency and recognise potential causes for lack of efficiency

Understand the wide posture and tonal variation within the normal population

Problem solve appropriate handling in individual models with respect to facilitation of movement

Who is this course suitable for?

Qualified Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists working in neurology


Applicants must be a qualifed PT or OT

How to apply

If you would like to apply for an Introductory Module please contact the course organiser directly as these modules are not organised by us directly

Contact details of the course organiser can be found by going to the Course Schedule page of our website and then clicking on the dates of the course you would like to attend. This will automatically provide you with the course organiser contact details

Suggested reading

Levin MF, Kleim JA, Wolf SL. (2009) What do motor recovery and compenation mean in patients following stroke? Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair 23: 313 – 319

Nudo RJ. (2006) Mechanisms for recovery of motor function following cortical damage. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 16:638-644

McDonnell MN, Ridding MC.(2006) Afferent stimulation facilitates performance on a novel motor task. Experimental Brain Research 170:109-115

Organising a course

Introductory modules can be arranged with individual tutors. If interested please contact the BBTA office via

Introductory modules usually run with 18-20 participants. Use the following resources to help you organise your course: