Evert Veldman is an Occupational therapist by Profession, having more than 7 years of work experience in Hospitals and rehabilitation center in Netherlands. He has also gained considerable experience working in countries like India, Nepal and Srilanka. Evert is currently working as a trainer and Consultant within Enablement.
According to WHO stroke can be defined as an interruption of the blood supply to the brain, usually because a blood vessel bursts or is blocked by a clot. This cuts off the supply of oxygen and nutrients, causing damage to the brain tissue. The effects of a stroke depend on which part of the brain is injured and how severely it is affected. A very severe stroke can cause sudden death, making it the third leading cause of death worldwide. Dealing with the impact of stroke at the activity and participation level requires expertise from different fields of knowledge, e.g. physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy. In this online course an overview is given about the state-of-the-art knowledge in the respective fields of expertise, including assessment and treatment.
This module is also authored by Dr. Janet Njelesani who is an international disability and rehabilitation researcher and currently holds a status appointment at the University of Toronto, Canada and also has a position as a post-doctoral researcher at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK.
This module deals with details about quality management in the physical rehabilitation sector and also the qualities inherent to being a strong leader and advocate in rehabilitation.You will be able to develop competence and onfidence in using a range of both qualitative and quantitative methods for monitoring and evaluating rehabilitation services and programmes through this module. After participating in this course, you will have better understanding on the importance of monitoring and evaluation for programme and practice improvement
Anthony Rombach is an Occupational therapist and a CPO, having a strong passion for equality. He has been a teacher and a mentor for 11 years in several universities teaching subjects related to Orthopaedics and Healthcare.
The course deals with the parameters that bring about the possibility of a better locomotion of an amputee. The parameters may include technical knowledge and skills, communication with client/patient, history taking, material used, gait analysis and decision making within prosthetic appliance.
- Dr. Abdul Almalty is assistant professor in physical and occupational therapy department and the chairman of community based rehabilitation at the Hashemite University in Jordan. Dr Almalty finished his MPT and PhD in rehabilitation science from Loma Linda University (CA/USA) in 2006. His research work has focused on integumentary system in relation to physical therapy modalities with emphasis on wound care. Beside his academic work at the university, Dr Almalty is a wound consultant for clinics in public and private sectors. After finishing his BSc from King Saud University (Riyadh/Saudi Arabia) he worked as licensed physical therapist in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and USA in wound and burn care till 2006.
The author of this module Roelie Wolting is a physiotherapist specialised in child rehabilitation. She started to work in the field of Community Based Rehabilitation in Indonesia. Currently she is a (CBR) trainer and consultant and works for several NGO’s mainly in Asian countries. She is a partner in Enablement.
The counselling module for physical rehabilitation professionals focuses on introducing key concepts of counselling to physical rehabilitation professionals – making their therapeutic session even more effective. Physical rehabilitation professional will not only be adept at bringing about the desired behaviour change in the person with the disability but also help them become more effective in their day to day lives by overcoming the psychological consequences of impairment. They can thus maximise gains in the person with disability by adding techniques and tools of counselling in their practice and incorporate skills of problem solving and behaviour change in their work with individuals and families.
The module covers the psychosocial aspects linked to disability, concepts, practical examples and the do’s and don’ts in counselling. Students participating in this course are requested to actively participate in the learning process to build a greater understanding of the counselling concepts and develop skills to help improve the skills that they already possess.
The world’s health is changing, but are we as rehabilitation professionals aware of what is happening and ready for a new wave of emerging health conditions requiring our services? At the same time, does global health consider the involvement and need of rehabilitation services? This course aims to explore these two questions by looking at what is happening around the world and more specifically in South Asia and current thinking and focus in health. It will move from this macro view to explore more specific issues like continuity of care and referral systems as to where rehabilitation fits, finally touching on specific health conditions where rehabilitation has a clear role to play but needs to be better integrated within the health response.
Huib Cornielje is working as a senior lecturer at faculty of public health and Physiotherapy as well as managing Enablement. He has worked in South Africa for a decade as a facilitator of Community based rehabilitation program in a rural district Hospital and head of a Rehabilitation Unit in Alexandra Health Center and University clinic in Alexandra township.
The Module focuses on Inclusive local development, the role of rehabilitation professionals to ensure that people with disability become involved and participate in mainstream society.
Working in rehabilitation in low income settings is a unique challenge. Working with diverse populations in complex political situations, situations of conflict of disaster or where many people simply do not have enough to eat, is a complex challenge. The vast majority of literature on rehabilitation relates to work in high-income settings. Interfacing with community-based rehabilitation, humanitarian work, inclusive local development and conventional approaches to healthcare is complex, and the workforce is often unprepared to define their own sector, scope of work and key models of practice. This course challenges assumptions, proposes alternatives and outlines the scope, needs and unmet needs for rehabilitation in low and middle income countries.
Anthony Rombach is an Occupational therapist and CPO (certified orthotist and prosthetist) with a strong passion for equality.
His drive is to empower orthopedic workshops in fast growing and so called developing countries. His passion is to share knowledge and experience after 18 years in rehabilitation services. He has been a teacher and mentor for 11 years in several universities teaching various topics and modules related to orthopedics and healthcare. His work consists of the following parts:Tailor made training programs in orthopedics, like splinting, building orthoses and prosthesis, Consultancy and capacity building in the field of orthotics and prosthetics and Occupational therapy, Communication skills and multi-professional teamwork, Train the trainer programs in orthopedics, This course will explore the concept of Ischial Containment in trans-femoral Socket design and its possibilities in Prosthetic and Orthotic treatment.
Heinz Trebbin has been working in developing countries since his first experience in Tanzania in 1985. His field of expertise is mainly the education of ortho-prosthetists and the clinical rehabilitation of people with disabilities. Ian Carrick has worked in developing countries in consultant, educational & volunteer capacities He has assisted in the development of internationally recognized P&O distance learning module at the University of Don Bosco. Working in emergency conditions is challenging for a rehabilitation professional with limited resources.. Rehabilitation professionals need to be flexible, adaptable and sensitive to be able to work in an emergency situation. The Module explores insights to rehabilitation and orthotic management in situations of emergency.
A Rehabilitation pathway is a complex journey of actions and events, which, a beneficiary and their caregivers take throughout the process of rehabilitation. The trajectory of a person’s Rehabilitation pathway will depend on many components including the Rehabilitation pathway settings, people, approaches and factors. The Rehabilitation pathway can have a significant impact on disability. Students participating in this course will be asked to participate actively in their learning process to build a greater understanding of the above concepts and develop skills to help improve the Rehabilitation pathways they are part of.
Dr. Janet Njelesani is the author of this module. She is an international disability and rehabilitation researcher and currently holds a status appointment at the University of Toronto , Canada and also has a position as a post-doctoral researcher at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK.
The module intends to impart knowledge on the basic details and differences of qualitative and quantitative research. It deals with various qualitative and quantitative methods of gathering, analysing and interpreting evidence. It helps participants in becoming critical and skilled readers of rehabilitation research. After accomplishment of this module, you can expect to enhance understanding on the importance of conducting high quality rehabilitation research in physical rehabilitation.
Seating and Positioning is a complex subject which involves various side skills to practice for professionals engaged with persons with disabilities in need of seating and positioning solutions. It involves not only the rehabilitation professionals but also the user and their relatives/friends. Participants choose to take this course will have to be actively participating in their learning process to build a greater understanding of the concepts and develop skills to help improve the part of the entire process of seating and positioning solution they are part of.
Splinting the upper extremity requires a unique combination of the therapist’s creative abilities and a sound knowledge of anatomic, biomechanical, physiologic, and healing principles as they relate to injury, surgery, and disease. Splinting can be one of the most challenging and most enjoyable aspects of being a therapist.