Active participant of conference may take part in one of the following workshops. The order of the conference fee payment will determine the participation in the workshop.

Introduction to Problem Based Learning (PBL)
/ language: English with simultaneous translation into Polish
/ participants number: 30

Problem Based Learning (PBL) in practice
/ language: English / participants number: 30

/ Raija Kuisma, Ph.D.

These two workshops, one for teachers and one for students aim to demonstrate the PBL process in practice by involving participants as facilitators (teachers) and learners (students). This will be supported by discussion of the principles and theories of PBL. The workshop will start with introduction of a problem/trigger from real life physiotherapy practice. Participants work around this trigger following the process commonly used in PBL programmes. Teachers will first engage in the process as learners and then facilitate the student’s workshop as teachers/tutors. Each workshop will follow the process, but in a short format. Theories, practices, benefits and challenges of PBL will be discussed.

Current trends in orthopedic physical therapy. Application of soft tissue technique in treatment of miofascial disfunction.



/ Z. Grzegorz Balik, M.Sc. and Jacek Mańka , M.Sc.
/ language: Polish / participants number: 30

Manipulation in manual therapy is the reflexive treatment using motor impulse within the physiological range of motion. This rapid maneuver is used according to recommendations only when the joint is blocked, but not due to hypomobility. Manipulation significantly restores motor abilities of blocked joint. The variety of techniques and manipulation techniques especially long lever techniques often arouse controversy. Phenomena tensegrity, biotensegrity, mechanotransduction and creep will be described during workshops with reference to work with connective tissue. Particular emphasis will be placed for miofascial structures, as reason of many pain disorders and movement dysfunctions. In foothold about chosen therapeutic methods concepts ( Anatomy Trains, GDS, Fascial Distortion Model – FDM ), will be demonstrate different soft tissues techniques.

Convergence and comprehensiveness of methods applied in neurological physiotherapy



/ Maciej Krawczyk, Ph.D. and Agnieszka Stępień, Ph.D.
/ language: Polish / participants number: 30

Neurological physiotherapy takes up teaching, reeducation or maintaining body functions and motor activities through triggering changes in the nervous system. Growing recognition of neural control mechanisms allowed already to define a scope of action (mainly physical) necessary to realize patient’s goals. On the other hand subjectivity of treatment forces to maximize efforts to adjust measures and techniques applied in physiotherapy precisely to patient’s needs. Authors of workshop will demonstrate, giving examples of individual clinical cases (neuromuscular diseases, dysfunctions of the central nervous system), the merging of different neurophysiological concepts and manual techniques on a level of dysfunction analyzing, planning and especially therapy. Authors will try to point out, quoting examples to support thesis, the need for focusing on the local dysfunctions (joints, muscles, visual disorders) to reeducation of complex motor activities (and opposite interrelationship).

Newest methods of physiotherapy in pediatrics



/ Anna Kloze, Ph.D., Jolanta Stępowska, Ph.D. and Joanna Suchocka, Ph.D.
/ language: Polish / participants number: 30

The main objective of NDT-Bobath neurodevelopmental therapy is to use infant’s own movement potential. It is obtained by providing an infant with appropriate sensorimotor experiences to expand his or her independence. That is why, precise biomechanical analysis of patient’s dysfunction, accurate assessment of primal and secondary (compensatory) problems and determination of imminent and future therapy goals are absolutely inevitable to undertake an effective action. For optimal support it is also crucial to both assess psychomotor development and start intervention as early as possible. Lately, in neurodevelopmental domain the researches on so called global movements (GMs) are groundbreaking and extremely useful. There are many studies concerning development of spontaneous, endogenously generated by CNS movement activity that is observed in utero for even 8-week-old fetuses. This emerging knowledge provides better understanding of control of movement process as well as clear explanation.