Michel Probst, PT, PhD, Prof. (Belgium)
Physiotherapy guidelines for patients with eating disorders.
Physiotherapy is often overlooked as an adjunctive treatment for patients with eating disorders. However, the integration of physiotherapy is based on the physiotherapists’ experience in both the body and the body in movement, two important issues integral to eating disorder pathology. This presentation presents practical guidelines for physiotherapeutic management in eating disorder, recommendations based upon more than 35 years of clinical experience and the evidence based research. More concrete: information will be given concerning anamnesis, assessment and therapy in adolescents and adults. Besides the physical approach (= musculoskeletal consequences), attention is given to curb the negative attitude towards their own body into more positive one and to manage the use of excessive exercise. Mirror exercises based on habituation training is also integrated in the workshop.
Beker, Esther (Netherlands)
Entrustable Professional Activities in PTMH
A first step in implementing EPAs in physical therapy in mental health education is to clarify which skills and attitudes are characteristic and essential within the field of physical therapy in mental health. The aim of the workshop is to formulate skills/EPAs with which we can define the profession internationally. In this way education can be designed more effectively, and they offer guidance, structure and -above all- a concrete standard for the profession.
Will include 3 basic pillars
- Introduction to Entrustable Professional Activities (10 min)
- Brainstorming sessions (20 min)
- Conclusion (15 min)
Zambo - Anderson, Ellen (USA)
Yoga for Relaxation & Health for People with Psychiatric Conditions
- Definition of yoga and its elements (5 min)
- Scientific basis for yoga as a modality for physical and mental health (5 min)
- Scientific basis for applying yoga with people with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder (15)
- Participants perform practices studied in the scientific literature (20 min)