Course information
Introductory Module 3: The integration of postural control and selective movement for functional activities (part B)
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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 patient with more established movement dysfunction

Course aims

To discuss the pathophysiology and consequences to the patient with established movement dysfunction

To build upon participants ability to analyse posture and movement

To link the evidence base and clinical practice

Learning outcomes

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

Explain the pathophysiology and consequences of UMN syndrome

Demonstrate a deeper understanding of postural and tonal variations within the normal population

Problem solve appropriate handling in individual models to align/activate distal key points

Draw upon improved assessment skills to treat a patient with established movement dysfunction

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

Satkunam LE (2003) Rehabilitaion Medicine: 3. Management of adult spasticity. Canadian Medical Association Journal 169: 1173- 1179

Sheean G (2002) The pathophysiology of spasticity. European Journal of Neurology 9(s1):3-9

Singer B, Dunne J, Allison G (2001) Reflex and non-reflex elements of hypertonia in triceps surae muscles following acquired brain injury: implications for rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation 23(17):749-75

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: