‘MAES is a completely different way of thinking to Bobath’
The 2-Day programme included theoretical lectures, video analysis and live treatment demonstrations. Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists were very interested and pleased to learn about this pioneering approach to treatment for children with movement disorders and baby coordination. It’s effective for both PTs and OTs who believe in, or are open to an ‘holistic’ approach to therapy for each child.
Course Leader: Jean-Pierre Maes MCSP, Director MAES Therapy
Our grateful thanks to Local Organiser: Ali Martin PT, assisted by Helen King PT.
Venue: Hobbs Rehabilitation South West, Somerset.
Nicky Ellis, Co-Founder Hobbs Rehabilitation welcomed Jean-Pierre and participants.
Comments from some of the participants after the course:
“I had been recommended by my colleagues to attend this MAES Course and they had previously met Jean-Pierre on a Bobath course and found him to be a very good trainer. I was therefore surprised to find that MAES is a completely different way of thinking to Bobath. It shows me how ‘stuck’ my mind has become in how I view CP and the difficulties children have along with Baby Coordination. Now I feel that I can start to consider what components are ‘missing’. I can now start to deconstruct the previous though process I had and start to re-build using the MAES Framework. Very thought provoking and mind blowing.” HH
“Great to have something new in the approach to CP and exciting to be encouraged to think differently. After 2 days I wish I knew more and would like to learn to practise similar handling skills. Would like to take the full 4-Week course.” WC
“Thank you for coming to Somerset to run the course. MAES opens your eyes to another way of working and you come away with a framework to explore. Revolutionises how you see a child and fits in well with OT methodology.” AB
“A very good introduction to the MAES Framework; very useful as a stand alone 2 days, not just an advert for the full 4-Weeks course.” SP