REAP Physio, Transfers, Walking Aids, Gait Re-education and Home Exercises (C)

Firwood House FIRS, Firwood House, Brassey Avenue
Admin Contact
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Target Audience
Directly Provided Services (ESCC)
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
ESCC Directly Provided Services
Prevention and Reablement
Course description
 This practical course is delivered by Chartered Physiotherapists experienced in community based rehabilitation and reablement.
Training objectives

  • To enable support workers to facilitate clients in transfers and mobility practice

  • To enable support workers to facilitate clients in carrying out home exercise programmes confidently, correctly, effectively and safely

  • To assist in reablement service planning through accurate and safe reporting / communication

  • To enable support workers to positively manage risk.


Learning outcomes
By the end of this course it is anticipated you will have;

  • Knowledge of types of walking aids and be able to relate to clients’ needs

  • Awareness of appropriate heights of common walking aids

  • An understanding of different walking patterns and how to promote safe mobility

  • An understanding of different weight bearing statuses and why they are important

  • Knowledge of safe techniques for bed, chair/commode transfers

  • Awareness of safe stair techniques for both client and support worker

  • An understanding of hip precautions following a total hip replacement

  • The ability to promote the safe usage of walking aids and understand when to feedback to therapists

  • Awareness of the importance of exercise in the clients’ reablement

  • Awareness of how different aspects of exercise relate to clients’ needs and goals

  • Awareness of important considerations when supervising home exercise programmes.

Additional Information
Start Date
Thursday 28 November 2019
End Date
Thursday 28 November 2019
Closing Date
Monday 5 August 2019
09:30 - 16:30
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