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ISPO Short Course on Multi-Disciplinary Management of Cerebral Palsy
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12/12/2019 to 15/12/2019
When: Thursday, December 12, 2019
Where: Bengaluru

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Course description
The course is intended for all medical and rehabilitation professionals involved in the management of cerebral palsy (CP). The course provides an overview of multi-disciplinary management of CP and focuses on the role of orthotics. The biomechanics of normal gait, the pathological gaits of CP and orthotic management will be extensively reviewed. The course would be delivered through lectures, workshops, video and live patient demonstrations.

Course Objectives: After the completion of this course the participants should be able to
Learn to assess the biomechanical abnormalities in CP.
Understand the normal gait cycle and common gait abnormalities in CP.
Get an overview of the advances in multidisciplinary management of CP.
Understand the biomechanical principles and rationale of orthotic management in CP.
Understand how these principles and considerations may be applied to an orthosis for a specific functional impairment in CP. 
Describe the categories of components and materials from which orthoses are constructed and the principal requirements for each category. 
Understand the indications for the use of commonly prescribed orthoses in CP. 
Understand the limitations and contraindications for the use of these orthoses.

Who should attend? 

Rehabilitation Physicians, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Paediatricians, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists, Orthotists and Prosthetists, Special Educators, Psychologists, Medical and Rehabilitation Students 

1. Dr. Deepak Sharan, Orthopaedic Surgeon and Rehabilitation Physician, RECOUP, Bengaluru, India (Organising Chairperson) 
2. Prof. Jules Becher, Pediatric Physiatrist, Netherlands 
3. Danny Cornelissenr, Paediatric Physiotherapist, Netherlands 
4. Eefje Muselaers, Paediatric Physiotherapist, Netherlands
5. Peter de Groot, Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist, Netherlands 
6. Hanneke Vlaardingerbroek, Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist, Netherlands 

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