Upper Limb Neurorehabilitation –Managing Hypertonicity and Optimising Outcomes

Course Date
28 to 30 Sep 2022

Registration Deadline
Registration Closed

Time and Venue
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore Training Room Level 4

Full Course fee : $1100 Course fee for
(Singaporean/PR holders) with VCF grant from SSA : $605
Course fee for (WP/EP Holder) with VCF grant from SSA : $825

Course Capacity :
Min : 15 paxs
Max: 30 paxs

Targeted Participants:
Occupational therapists, physiotherapists if working in a team with occupational therapists

Course Outline
This course covers indepth the assessment information and techniques required to make well-reasoned clinical decisions in upper limb neurorehabilitation. The critical components of evidence-based practice in this area are proposed and the complexity of clinical decision-making in real life clinical situations illustrated.
The Hypertonicity Intervention Planning Model (HIPM) is introduced as a specific decision-making aid to guide the systematic application of a range of intervention options including movement training, splinting, casting and Botulinum toxin injection.
The course learning will be applied to client case studies and practical sessions on splinting and casting techniques included.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to learn to:

  • Knowledge and skills of key assessment processes to underpin intervention decisions.
  • Confidence in clinical reasoning to set achievable goals, and select and combine intervention approaches.
  • Skill in the technical aspects of movement analysis, task practice, splinting, casting and Botulinum toxin referral and follow up.

Course Instructor

Associate Professor Jodie Copley, Fellow of the Occupational Therapy Australia Research Academy, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Clinical Education Program Director in Occupational Therapy at The University of Queensland. Jodie has conducted research into various aspects of neuro-rehabilitation of the upper limb, including development of expertise, individualized clinical reasoning, splinting and casting. She is co-author of the book Neurorehabilitation of the Upper Limb Across the Lifespan (2014), has published over 100 journal articles and has 30 years’ clinical experience working with children and adults with brain injury. Jodie has delivered continuing professional development in hypertonicity management for the past 25 years across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Canada the U.S.A and Latin America.


Terms and Conditions
– Participants from SSAs will be eligible for the VCF subsidy based on certain criteria and on first-come-first serve basis, as only limited seats are given by NCSS.
– Participants register before 30 June, and did not receive VCF funding , may need to pay full course fee.
– Registration will be confirmed only upon receiving invoice or full payment.
– In the event of no show up for the course, course fee will be charged with no refund.

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