International Symposium: Movement Quality and Movement Awareness Learning in Physiotherapy and Mental Health

Inndalsveien 28, Campus Bergen, Norway.
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When: 11:30
Last until: 27. October 15:00

State of the Art of Basic Body Awareness Methodology (BBAM) 2003 - 2017

– Education, Research and Clinical implementation

On behalf of Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Campus Bergen, Department of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Radiography, and the post-graduate study program of Basic Body Awareness Methodology (BBAM), we are glad to invite to an international symposium on movement quality and movement awareness within physiotherapy in mental health.

Long-lasting musculoskeletal disorders, mental health problems and psychiatric diseases are leading causes of disability in the society. Physiotherapists have a central role in the treatment of such disorders.

To obtain a positive treatment outcome, it is important for the physiotherapist to understand how life experiences and diseases can create a lack of contact with the body and the self, expressed in human movement and function. As human movement and function is the core of physiotherapy, the Symposium is an opportunity to deepen the understanding of human movement and how to promote movement quality through movment awareness learning.

You will have the possibility to meet 27 graduating students from 15 countries and 4 continents, as well as distinguished international and national scholars and teachers representing a variety of cultures within physiotherapy and mental health.

Through the ERASMUS teacher exchange program, the scholars and teachers have collaborated during the BBAM study program for many years. You will also have the possibility to meet BBAM graduates presenting MSc and PhD projects as well as teaching within the field. 

The symposium will be the closing of the BBAM 2015 - 2017 study program.    

Time

The symposium opens for registration at 11:30 Thursday the 26th of October. Program starts at 12.30 and close at Friday the 27th of October at 15.00.

Target group

The symposium is arranged for health-professionals and scholars interested in physiotherapy and mental health, BBAM graduates, and physiotherapists searching for multi-perspective movement awareness strategies with reliable and validated evaluation tools within physiotherapy.

Aim of the symposium

The aim of the symposium is to review the state of the art of Basic Body Awareness Methoodology (BBAM), the teaching of Basic Body Awareness Therapy (BBAT) principles. There will be theoretical presentations and one session with floor-work in BBAT movements, all followed by time for interaction between participants and presenters. The symposium will give space for critical reflection on professionalization of movement quality and movement awareness learning and its development, and for socialization and networking within the field.  

Symposium content

Core subjects will be:

  • Physiotherapy in Mental Health – strategies for the future?   
  • The concept of Human Movement
  • The phenomena of Movement Quality and Movement Awareness Learning
  • Salutogenesis - a health approach
  • Socio-cultural perspectives on human movement and mental health
  • Implementation of BBAT for persons suffering from
    • Schizophrenia
    •  Anxiety and Depression
    • Hip-Osteoarthrosis
  • Application of BBAT research within education and clinical practice, at MSc and PhD level.
  • Communication and therapeutic components for clinical implementation
  • WHO`s consensus statement and consequences for the identity of physiotherapy in Mental Health 
  • Demographic transformation worldwide requires effective life-course strategies in physiotherapy - Implications important in meetings with policy makers.
  • Floor-work (movement session): Promoting Movement Quality through Movement Awareness Learning – for implementation in everyday life.  
  • WHO`s consensus statement and consequences for the identity of “Physiotherapy in Mental Health” 
  • Demographic transformation worldwide requires effective life-course strategies in physiotherapy - Implications for policy makers. 

Seminar fee

NOK 1900,- , including 12 hrs seminar, course material, 1 evening light meal (26.10) and 1 lunch (27.10), both at HVL cantina.   

Certificate

Certificate for attendance of a 12 hours symposium will be offered.

Invited Keynote speakers:

Read more abuout the Keynote speakers here.

  • Michel Probst, PT, PhD, Professor, Leuven University, Belgium
  • Camilla Wikstrøm-Grotell, PT, PhD, Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Finland
  • Gunvor Gard, PT, PhD, Professor,Lund University and Luleå University, Sweden
  • Amanda Lundvik Gyllensten, PT, PhD, Associate professor, Lund University, Sweden
  • Lena Hedlund, PT, PhD, Associate professor, Lund University, Sweden
  • Louise Danielsson, PT, PhD, Angered Hospital, Gothenburgh and Section of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Institute of Medicine, University of Gothenburgh, Sweden
  • Liv Inger Strand, PT, PhD, Professor, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Daniel Catalan-Matamoros, PT, PhD, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
  • Eva Langeland, PhD, Associate professor, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway.
  • Graziella Van den Bergh, PT, PhD, Associate professor, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
  • Liv Helvik Skjærven, PT, Professor in Physiotherapy, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway

There will be more invited speakers and guests/ institutions attending the event. 

Collaborating ERASMUS Institutions: 

  • Leuven University, Leuven, Belgium
  • University of Applied Science UTRECHT, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • Almeria University, Almeria, Spain
  • Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  • Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Finland
  • Metropolia University, Helsinki, Finland

Other collaborating institutions:

  • Jyväskylä University, Jyväskulä, Finland
  • Murcia University, Spain
  • University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
  • Leida University, Spain
  • Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh, UK 
  • Kobe Gaukin Yniversity, Japan 

More information

A list of possible places to stay overnight will be provided. 

If any question, please contact project leader Liv Helvik Skjærven, Professor in Physiotherapy, Coordinator of BBAM.

BBAM Class 2015-2015

BBAM, 2015 - 2017.