Active mobilisation and active stretching for infants and children

Two 1-day workshops for physiotherapists and OTs​ in South Africa 

Presented by Pam Versfeld MSc (Physiotherapy)  UCT 

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Email    Website SfA Resources for Therapists    whatsapp 084 945 6575

Course details 

Learning objectives
On completion of the course, participants will be able to: 
1  Provide an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the fascial and muscle structures that influence flexibility.
2  Analyse the factors that influence the typical development of flexibility and common patterns of restriction seen in children with movement disorders 
3  Assess flexibility of the upper and lower quadrant and determine the structures and mechanisms that are restricting movement. 
4  Apply the principles of active mobilisation to increase flexibility 
5  Select active stretching exercises for improving flexibility in different regions

Cape Town  13-14 July 2019

Date and place    Plumstead, Cape Town 13-14 July 2019

Cost  R1000  per day   Early bird   R800/day if you register and pay by  5 July 2019.  Includes a 12 months subscription to the SfA Therapist Resources website 

CPD points   6 CEU  points will be applied for for each course 

Follow up mentoring  Participants will be encouraged to participate and contribute to on-line mentoring programmes.
More information and application .

Course contents 

Active mobilization, active stretching and functional strength training for the upper limb 

For physiotherapists and occupational therapists


Flexibility and fascial structures - the many factors that affect flexibility and reasons why children develop restricted ROM. Flexibility and extensibility of muscles and fascial systems in CP and why passive short term stretching is no effective

Fascia, the fascial network and tensegrity: anatomy, and physiology 

Development of upper limb flexibility and coordination - in typical children and those with hypermobility and CP

Assessment of upper limb ROM 

Active mobilization of the upper quadrant - including a routine for the upper limb in unilateral CP

Active stretching for the upper limb

Active mobilisation of the lower quadrant 

For physiotherapists 

Review of fascial structures of the lower quadrant and factors influencing flexibility 

Patterns of restricted of flexibility seen in children with joint hypermobility and CP

Assessment of flexibility and ROM of the spine and lower limbs

Active mobilisation of the spine and lower limbs 

Active stretching for the spine and lower limbs

For more information and to host this course
Whatsapp   084 945 6575
website   Skills for Action Therapist Resources