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!
Tuesday 30 October 2018
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
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
9.30 (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
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),
14.00 -14.30 Coffee
14.30 –15.00 Discussion and closing words
Thursday 1 November 2018
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
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
||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
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.
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.
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).
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:
Borealis-sali / Borealis auditorium
Lapin ammattikorkeakoulu / Lapland University of Applied Sciences / Jokiväylä 11 B
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