3rd in a series of M.A.E.S. Therapy Introduction Courses online during February and March 2021
Paediatric Therapists from around the UK – and overseas: Belgium, Greece, Israel and Singapore, benefitted from this online live and interactive course giving a more personal learning experience compared to a large, impersonal webinar.
With this 2-Day Course, Therapists were introduced to M.A.E.S. Therapy and gained an overview of the content that is developed during the 4-Week Foundation Course and gained an understanding of the clinical reasoning that defines the M.A.E.S. Approach.
Thought-provoking, stimulating and interactive, including analysis of numerous videos of clients with various presentations, Therapists learnt to:
- Understand key mechanisms that will improve the child’s ability to learn and progress, whilst avoiding (or delaying) a plateau effect.
- See how it is possible to target where the problem originates i.e. improving the function of: Basal Ganglia for clients with Dyskinetic CP / White Matter for clients with PVL, …
- Observe and analyse various therapeutic activities that improve the way the brain is functioning following an initial insult and subsequent reorganisation.
“This MAES Introduction Course has greatly influenced my understanding of, and approach to Cerebral Palsy. Its been something a fellow Physiotherapist friend tried to explain to me but I didn’t quite understand. Thankfully, now from the introductory course, I can see things more clearly; especially for my kids with Dyskinetic CP, that I don’t achieve much after they reach the ‘plateau effect’. I can really try this method and at least feel useful as a therapist. It was 10 years of being in the dark as a Physiotherapist and I am now finally feeling more empowered with these Dyskinetic kids.”
“The discussions with Jean Pierre were really useful to really discover the depths of the MAES approach and really understand how this approach differs from traditional physiotherapy approaches.
“It has made me think about cerebral palsy as a brain injury rather than how the cerebral palsy itself affects the body and how to treat the symptoms rather than working to develop the brain skills needed to help with neuroplasticity and re-establishing alternative connections.”
‘A better understanding of Children with CP and similar neurodevelopmental conditions and principles to improve their coordination’
Jean-Pierre Maes MCSP
Consultant Neurodevelopmental Physiotherapist
Director, MAES Therapy International
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