Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM BST
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High Street Methodist Church 
40 High Street
Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 6HG
United Kingdom

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Chris Onslow 
Mbodies Training Academy Ltd 

Understanding Stroke : Saturday, 8th September 2018 - Witney, Oxfordshire 

The course tutor is Joy Feary.

Mariska Breland, founder of the Fuse Pilates method,teaches 'Understanding Parkinsons Disease and Understanding Stroke.


Stroke costs the UK economy in excesws of 7 billion per year of which approximately 3 Billion are direct costs to the NHS and a further 2.5 Billion relate to care in the home paid for by suferers and their families and for other less tangible costs with more sums attributable to income support and social security.

Therefore the need of society, let alone the individual to help to minimise the length of time that a stroke sufferer is dependent on carers and/or the state is clear. 

This course brings you the knowledge that you need to be able to Network with Medical professionals and work with clients with clients who are post  medical rehab with strokes  and to understand their needs and so combine what you hear with your skills and the exercises offered on follow up workshops to build suitable and effective programmes.

The most important thing to remember with this often-confusing neurological condition is to treat each client as an individual and to understand that the client's ability to do an exercise might change from session to session : 

Following this course the instructor will be able to :

  • Differentiate between types of stroke (Ischemic and Haemorrhagic)
  • Recognise the types of brain damage caused by each type of stroke and this is dependent upon the area of the brain that was damaged.
  • Understand about the contralateral relationship and the motor systems of the musculo skeletal system
  • Recognise a range of symptoms of stroke including memory issues, physical issues, mood issues and anxiety based issues
  • Recognise the effects of Stroke upon human function and the relationship of this to muscle atrophy, cardiovascular conditioning, stability and balance
  • Recognise the interation of stroke to exascerbatge other co-morbities and affect life expectancy
  • Recognise 'Stroke' statistics and differentiate facts from myths related to stroke
  • Explore the concept of Neurological Pathways and understand how you might help clients to develop new pathways.
  • Understand the value and contraindications of exercise for clients following Stroke
  • Recogfnise the reason for choosing Pilates methodology when working with this Population
  • Look at demographics including age, gender etc to understand how these can and do affect the symptoms and recovery after stroke
  • Understand different treatments for stroke and where you fit in to the 'team'.
  • Understand terms like Spasticity, Flaccidity, Aphasia, Dysarthria, Hemianopia etc
  • Identify compensatory Patterns resulting from Muscle weakness
  • Understand the affects of a Stroke on Balance
  • Understand the affects of a stroke on Gait
  • Gain confidence and tips in working to guidelines in  designing a Program for a client following stroke
  • Understand Workout basics for most clients with this condition
  • Develop SMART goals for each client
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