Online Course: Postural Principles for Speech Therapists and Physiotherapists Programme
Enhance your interdisciplinary practice with a detailed understanding of posture and how it relates to speech, signing and swallowing
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This programme aims to demonstrate the relationship between posture and other systems, such as speech and swallowing. Through a detailed discussion of postural principles, you will learn about the most frequent causes of postural dysfunction. You will then be introduced to effective assessment and treatment strategies that will enable you to better manage patients with postural dysfunction.
The techniques presented in this programme are all designed to be completed in sitting or standing positions, so they are easily adopted in speech therapy settings. The information in this series of courses is aimed to enhance the interdisciplinary collaboration between different health professionals working in this area, including speech therapists, physiotherapists, dentists and osteopaths.
This programme aims to introduce postural principles that are useful for health professionals working with patients who have issues with swallowing or speech dysfunction.
This programme will cover the following topics:
- Introduction to Postural Principles for Speech Therapists and Physiotherapists
- The Relationship Between Posture and Swallowing
- Practical Postural Techniques for Speech Therapists and Physiotherapists
This course is aimed at Speech and Language Therapists, 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.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 10-12 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 9.5 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
Physiotherapist, United Arab Emirates
Physioplus is an awesome platform for both academics and clinicians to upgrade their professional knowledge without affecting their work schedule. The areas covered and the discussions made by the physios from different countries of the world provide a global approach towards each topic. Treatment of each condition varies due to local conditions which helps the physios to filter their goals and approaches accordingly. I really appreciate the effort taken by the whole Physioplus team.
This course is highly recommended for all health care professionals as it helps to revise the basics we have studied but forget to implement in day-to-day practice. It also helps to learn and think about different aspects related to a particular condition, which will definitely change the outcome of your treatment.