2016 has been a very exciting year for Kent. Our committee has grown in numbers and we have welcomed several new members, bringing fresh ideas to the committee. We have hosted a PNF course last November, a vestibular rehabilitation course in January and several exciting evening lectures including ‘managing anxiety’ and ‘advances in neuro-imaging’.
Most significantly this year, Kent ACPIN embarked on the adventure and challenge of organising our first ever stroke conference. A sub-committee of five members met regularly to plan and organise this exciting event. Held at Eastwell Manor, a luxury spa hotel in Kent, the conference attracted many delegates and was a thought-provoking and inspiring study day. I would like to personally thank the sub-committee for all the sleepless nights and hard work that were put into organising such a brilliant event. Although Kent is not one of the biggest memberships in ACPIN, our region continues to be enthusiastic and motivated to providing CPD events for local neurophysiotherapists. I hope that next year we will be welcoming more members at our events. Please feel free to chat to any of the ACPIN committee at any of our events to join the committee.
Our events schedule for next year has not been confirmed yet. Please let us know if there are any specific events that you would like Kent to cover. We strive to keep our events up to date and relevant to our members.
Connective tissue and fascia: a forgotten interface
The latest research and practical techniques for therapists working in neurological rehabilitation
Saturday 20th May 2017
Course tutor: Michelle Watson
MSc CertEd MCSP physiotherapist and lecturer
Michelle qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1995 in the UK. Her specialist field is neurological rehabilitation, but she has gained experience in the National Health Service in the UK, in the private and state sector in the USA, in a private sports injury clinic in Finland, and also during two years of voluntary paediatric physiotherapy in Zambia, Africa.
• Define and describe functions of CT and fascia
• Discuss the relevance of CT and fascia in clinical practice
• Discuss and evaluate current research
• Palpate the skin and superficial and deep facial layers – learn a range of fascial mobilisation and release techniques with clinical reasoning
• Reflect on own assessment strategies and treatment approaches
• Consider new adjuncts to practical techniques in relation to soft tissues and management of acute and chronic patients
She is a fully qualified practitioner in Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR UK) Michelle completed a book chapter for Leon Chaitow ND DO, entitled: ‘Fascial dysfunction - manual therapy approaches’, which was published in September 2014.
Venue: Physiotherapy Gym, Maidstone Hospital, Hermitage Lane, Maidstone ME16 9QQ
Time: 8.45am – 5.00pm
Fee: £90.00 ACPIN members and students £115.00 non-ACPIN members
Fee includes notes, certificates, and light refreshments. Please bring a packed lunch.
Please bring a vest and shorts with you and expect to perform practical techniques on the spine, trunk and limbs.
Please also bring two towels, one to roll up as a pillow and one to lie on.
Please click here to book your place.
Places are limited to 15 applicants.