Andrea is a neurological physiotherapist from Austria. She has a special interest in Ethics and Mental Health.
To envision, explore, enhance, and employ environmental physiotherapy
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Physical activity, which includes active play for children, is related to better health outcomes and is recognised as one of the most efficient ways to enhance a person’s health across their lifespan. However, current generations of children play for shorter durations, and they play less frequently outside than their parent’s generation. There is also a shift in children’s physical activity from unsupervised and unstructured outdoor play towards structured and supervised activities primarily performed indoors. This course will describe what is limiting outdoor play, the benefits of outdoor risky play, and how to incorporate this sort of play into daily life for all children and including it in the therapy by rehabilitation professional.
The aim of this course is to describe outdoor risky play, explore its benefits, potential risks, the necessity for child development and including it as part of therapy and for children with disabilities.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following topics:
- Outdoor Activities
- Risky Play
- Risky Play for Children with Disabilities
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.