M.A.E.S. Therapy is pleased to work with SASP – South Africa Society of Physiotherapists to increase the knowledge of Paediatric Therapists from around South Africa who ‘came together’ at the end of May for a great mix of theory and treatment videos, leaving them inspired and wanting to learn more!
It was a live and interactive course via Zoom, with a limited number of 16 participants which allowed for a more personal learning experience compared to a large, impersonal webinar.
This course was quickly fully booked and as a result a second course, hosted by SASP has been organised for 31 July & 1 August 2021.
Here are a few comments from therapists who attended:
“I really enjoyed this course. It brought so much more knowledge and different approach to what we are usually get taught.” DR
“MAES Therapy will completely change the way you view cerebral palsy. You may think you have a deep understanding of management for this condition but once you are introduced to this approach, you will never be able to treat the way you did before. This approach is so logical and once you have done the introductory course you will understand why your usual approach is just not adequate. I would definitely recommend MAES Therapy to any physiotherapist looking to improve their approach to cerebral palsy.”
I would highly recommend this course to other therapists in order to challenge their traditional understanding of how to approach treating children with cerebral palsy which focuses more on addressing physical symptoms in comparison to the MAES approach which focuses on facilitating the development of cognitive skills which are necessary to improve the child’s physical ability. MW
“I enjoyed watching the videos of the different CP kids and the way they were treated and to see the outcomes after the treatment and see what a huge difference M.A.E.S. Therapy made in their quality of movements and how their abilities were improved.”
“It is definitely worth your time to invest into this course because it improves your clinical reasoning and the way you would approach a CP child. If we look at approaching the child by looking at the brain lesion, each CP child is completely different to the next one, even if they fall into a similar category of CP. So this means each child will be approached differently which would make the M.A.E.S. approach a very individualised therapy for each child. I would have to attend the 4-week course to fully understand how to approach each child using the M.A.E.S. approach.” MR
“I learnt that cerebral palsy is a condition of the brain, which although as a physiotherapist I already knew, I did not consider that when assessing and treating cerebral palsy. I learnt more about what lesions in different regions of the brain present as and what the requirements for management will be based on that. I now understand why treating secondary problems is not effective enough and why therapists tend to reach a developmental plateau.” MJ
Comments about this course being online:
“Online learning is no problem at all. The use of the white board and small classes makes the learning process very interactive and questioning the speaker more approachable.”
“I really liked the course being online, as otherwise I would not have been able to access it at moment.as the group was small we were still able to have discussions. I think asking the participants for their thoughts and reflections at various points helped to generate this discussion which may have otherwise been lost on a virtual course.“
“The course being online is incredibly convenient and the content being taught is still received well. I believe it is easier for everyone if the course is online.”
‘A better understanding of Children with CP and similar neurodevelopmental conditions and principles to improve their coordination’
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