University of Technology Sydney

96089 Prevention and Rehabilitation in the Community

6cp; 4hpw (1 x 2hr masterclass; 1 x 2hr workshop)
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This subject covers prevention, wellness and management of people with chronic diseases across the lifespan in community settings. A particular focus is exercise therapy and self-management to maximise health and participation in daily life. Exercise and lifestyle management for disease prevention, psychological health and healthy ageing, including education, activity and falls prevention programs are a focus. Students critique evidence underpinning high and low-intensity exercise to chronic diseases. Aquatic physiotherapy for chronic disease management and rehabilitation are introduced. Exercise adherence and self-efficacy inform behavioural interventions of motivational interviewing, behaviour change, compliance and motivation. Telerehabilitation and technology are used to deliver therapy with the aim of increasing participation and physical activity. Physiotherapy management for common movement disorders such as spasticity, rigor, ataxia, dystonia and tremor is taught in the context of interprofessional care. Physiotherapy management for new approaches such as deep brain stimulation, non-invasive brain stimulation and botulinum toxin injections is discussed. Client-centred care, shared decision making, self-management and goal setting are expanded in this subject, while the role of the physiotherapist as an educator is further explored.

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