‘Movement Analysis & Education Strategies Course for children
with Cerebral Palsy and similar neuro-developmental conditions’
Length of Course: 4-Weeks ( 20 Days) course, in two parts of two weeks. Each week is 5 Days, Monday to Friday.
Course Dates: Part-One 13 24 April 2015, Part-Two 8 – 19 June 2015
The period between Parts 1 and 2 is to ensure participants put into practice the knowledge and skills gained in Part 1, before returning for Part 2. There will be Course Assignments between Parts 1 and 2.
Venue: Centar Za Rehabilitaciju Silver, Zagreb, Croatia
A new and different dimension to the treatment and management of children with Cerebral Palsy and similar neurological conditions.
Learn to treat dynamically, addressing the key reasons for movement limitations of clients with Cerebral Palsy. Develop skills to become a better clinician.
A specialist course for the benefit of experienced and very experienced paediatric therapists (Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech & Language Therapists) and medical Doctors.
Unique of its kind, this course has a strong emphasis on clinical skills, with therapists gaining expertise in analysis of movement, effective and structured problem-solving skills, together with the ability to apply a range of new treatment strategies.
Following successful completion of this course, therapists will be able to provide an expert ‘hands-on’ treatment (including function, play and interaction) for each child with CP.
“ I would recommend this MAES Therapy Course to all therapists.”
Mihaela Grubišić, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist
Head of Department Sensory Integration Therapy
Special Hospital for Children with neurodevelopmental and motor disorders
“The MAES Therapy Course has given me new depth to my understanding of children with cerebral palsy.
The course was held in Zagreb, the charming capital city of Croatia. Historically courses I have attended have been in the UK, but travelling to Zagreb to study for 4 weeks was essentially no different from travelling to London.”
Nikki Kennedy, Bobath Physiotherapist,
Course Leader: Jean-Pierre Maes MCSP, Director MAES Therapy
Jean-Pierre Maes is renowned internationally for his excellent clinical skills, mentoring of therapists and leading courses. He has more than 25 years experience of treating children with Cerebral Palsy and similar neurological disorders.
This certified course is very ‘hands-on’. The format will include theoretical lectures, treatment demonstrations, workshops, case presentations and supervised daily practical sessions with patients during weeks 2, 3 and 4.
Course Fee: €2500 Euros
Course Participants: 14 max.
Course Participant’s criteria:
The participants must be experienced Paediatric Therapists (Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists) or medical Doctors, with two years experience in treating children with Cerebral Palsy and similar neurological conditions.
The course is open to both NDT-Bobath and also non NDT-Bobath Therapists.
The Aims of this course are:
• Increase understanding of the key reasons for functional limitations, based upon an in-depth analysis of the neuro-developmental movement disorders seen in clients with Cerebral Palsy and similar neuro-motor conditions.
• Gain expertise in analysis of movement, effective and structured problem-solving skills.
• Develop high-level clinical reasoning skills to guide their approach and provide each client with specific sensory-motor experiences to make best use of their own potential for improvement.
• Expand creative thinking and develop a wider repertoire of treatment strategies and skills, which can then be applied more confidently in a range of situations.
• Following successful completion of this course, therapists will be able to provide an expert ‘hands-on’ treatment (including function, play and interaction) for each child with Cerebral Palsy or similar neurological conditions.
The Local Course Organiser is:
Croatian Association of Occupational Therapists
Hrvatska Udruga Radnih Terapeuta (HURT)
The Local Contact at HURT is: Iva Bekić E: firstname.lastname@example.org
When applying, please send your Curriculum Vitae/ resume.
Recommendation from Nikki Kennedy, Physiotherapist, UK – who attended the course in Spring 2014.
“As a paediatric physiotherapist who specialises in working with children with movement and coordination I am always focused on seeking out appropriate courses to further my professional development. Having completed the Halliwick Concept and Bobath Basic and Advanced Courses, I have been looking for my “next step”.
The MAES Therapy Course has given me new depth to my understanding of children with cerebral palsy. I am able to distinguish clearly between how each child presents, enabling me to adapt my therapeutic handling to specifically treat each child I see.
The course gave me a valuable opportunity to train alongside paediatricians, physiotherapists and occupational therapists in order to achieve a common goal, a holistic approach for individual children.
The course was held Zagreb, the charming capital city of Croatia. Historically courses I have attended have been in the UK, but travelling to Zagreb to study for 4 weeks was essentially no different from travelling to London. The flight was quicker than the M1 southbound and the accommodation cheaper. From a personal point of view being away from home meant no distractions from my studies and a wonderful opportunity to discover a new city.”