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International Seminar on Elderly Care and Physiotherapy



To strengthen international cooperation in the field of elderly care and gerontological physiotherapy.

Lapland University of Applied Sciences and the School of Social Services, Health and Sports cordially invite you to our three-day International Seminar in Rovaniemi 30 October - 1 November 2018.

Fall prevention for the elderly people - best practices, technologies and robotics

Several national and international speakers with expertise in the theme area will give presentations. The seminar is a collaboration between the Bachelor degree programme of Social Services and Health Care (Elderly Care) and Bachelor degree programme of Physiotherapy.

You are warmly welcome to share and strengthen knowledge in the field of elderly care and physiotherapy!

 

Programme

 

Tuesday 30 October 2018

9.00-10.00 Coffee

10.00 Welcome!

10.15 Focus on motor capacity and control when dealing with falls and fall related concerns | Lars Nyberg, PhD, chaired professor in Physiotherapy at Luleå University of Technology and Irene Vikman, Doctor in Physiotherapy at Luleå University of Technology

11.00 Researching postural control and fall-related concerns | Mascha Pauelsen, PhD candidate in Physiotherapy at Luleå University of Technology

12.00–13.00 Lunch break

13.00 The effect of long-term motor training on brain function | Selja Vaalto, M.D., Ph.D. Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, HUS Medical Imaging, Helsinki University Hospital, Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Aalto University School of Science

13.45 Postural control in older adults: a human inspired modelling and robotic validation perspective | Hedyeh Jafari George, PhD candidate, Luleå University of Tehcnology

14.15-14.45 Coffee break

14.45 "Kunnon Mummola" concept, Local model to prevent falls of elderly people | Sari Arolaakso, M.Sc. (Health Care), Senior Lecturer, Lapland University of Appiled Science and Iida Kallo, Developer of Health Enhancing Physical Activity, Lapin Liikunta

15.15-15.45 Life Space mobility and its relation to fall-related concerns and other factors in an aged population | Agneta Larsson, Doctor in Physiotherapy at the Luleå University of Technology

19:00 Evening programme and social gathering

 

Wednesday 31 October 2018

9.00-9.30 Coffee

9.30 (topic to be confirmed) | Pasi Nurmela, Senior Tek, Rovaniemi

10.00 Use of sensorimotor physiotherapy concepts in seniors to activate and stabilize the muscles of the foot and improve their mobility | Marek Zeman, PhD, Institute of Physiotherapy and selected medical disciplines, University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

10.45 The well aging, a positive vision of the elderly care and the dance therapy | Marie-Paule Lobet and Jessica Vanmuysen, Maitres assistants Henallux, Haute École de Namur-Liège-Luxembourg (Hénallux), Belgium

11.30–12.45 Lunch break

12.45 Individual Rehabilitation in Virtual Reality | Mikko Kontio, COO, Peili Vision oy

13.15 HUR Falls Prevention Concept – Why and How? | Arto Hautala, Adjunct Professor of Physiotherapy, PhD (Physiology), MSc(Biomechanics), PT

14.00 -14.30 Coffee 

14.30 –15.00 Discussion and closing words


Thursday 1 November 2018

9.00–9.30 Coffee

9.30–11.00 Opportunity to familiarize with the learning environments and degree programmes of the Lapland UAS

11.00-12.00 Lunch break

12.00-14.00 Opportunity to visit work places in the area (e.g. Central hospital of Lapland, Lapland´s Rehabilitation, "Lapin Kuntoutus Oy")

14.00 (approx) Visit to the arctic circle and Santa Claus Office

 

To join the seminar is free of charge but we kindly ask you to register in advance: Registration form

Keynote speakers

 Seija Vaalto.jpg Selja Vaalto, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, HUS Medical Imaging, Helsinki University Hospital
Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Aalto University School of Science
 
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Agneta Larsson, Doctor in Physiotherapy at the Luleå University of Technology.

Her primary research area is population health and soft-mobility in the Nordic Arctic. She is leading the Arctic risk in urban spaces project, which from a systems-based approach to physical activity investigates the interrelationship between human movement, climate& weather, and the built environment.

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Lars Nyberg, PhD, chaired professor in Physiotherapy ad Luleå University of Technology

His main research area is fall-related issues in advanced age and he is leading the Balancing Human and Robot Project, in which human motor control is investigated in relation to fall related concerns, and modelled from a robot control perspective.

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Mascha Pauelsen, doctoral student in Physiotherapy at Luleå University of Technology

Her research concerns how fall-related concerns and declines in postural control mediate one another as an individual ages. To be able to take a closer look at postural control she uses a movement science laboratory (amongst other methods).

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Hedyeh Jafari, PhD student at the department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering at Luleå University of Technology

She is doing her PhD in ‘’ Balancing Human and Robot Project (BAHRT)’’ in which falls and human balance are study from mathematical modelling and robotics. Her general research interests are human movement, motor control, machine learning and robotics.

   
   
   




 



Date and time:
30.10.2018–1.11.2018 9:00–0:00
Place:
Borealis-sali / Borealis auditorium
Post address:
Lapin ammattikorkeakoulu / Lapland University of Applied Sciences / Jokiväylä 11 B
Zip code and city:
96300 Rovaniemi
Organiser:
Lapland UAS 
Price:
 
Contact person
Johanna Husa-Russell johanna.husa-russell@lapinamk.fi
Event webpage:


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