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Education and training

Oxford Centre for Enablement offers a range of courses to professionals working in the field of rehabilitation.

Training courses

These have been developed over many years and are based on the extensive clinical practice of the experienced teaching teams.

You will find below our currently available courses. To apply please email the Course Administrator for an information pack.

If you have been on one of our courses and know of a colleague who would similarly benefit from our training, please pass on the link to this web page.

Posture Management For Adults And Children With Complex Disabilities

Four day course

All dates not listed are fully booked.

Monday to Thursday 13-16 January 2025

Monday to Thursday 12-15 May 2025

Monday to Thursday 7-10 July 2025

Monday to Thursday 13-16 October 2025

Monday to Thursday 8-11 December 2025

For further information please email the Course Administrator.

Posture Management For People With Complex Disabilities

Postgraduate Certificate Course (Course Code PGC-PMP)

Oxford Centre for Enablement in Association with Oxford Brookes University.

The course aims to give students the opportunity to:

  • expand their knowledge of biomechanics, anatomy and physiology in respect of the neuro-motor system
  • develop an understanding of the multifaceted aspects of posture
  • carry out assessments of posture for people with complex disabilities
  • explore and develop a variety of approaches to the management of posture
  • critically analyse alternative courses of action and justify chosen interventions.

This is a nine month course comprising four separate face to face taught three day blocks, plus a viva at the end of the fourth teaching block.

This will be an intensive course of study. Theoretical learning will be delivered online before and between the taught blocks. Applied learning during the taught weeks will be augmented by clinical practice in the workplace.

In addition, participants will be expected to spend considerable time reading and undertaking written work. Self-directed learning is a critical aspect of the course.

A total of 600 hours of student effort is required. Of this, 100 hours are spent in the three taught weeks, leaving 500 hours to be spent by students over nine months, i.e. approximately 13 hours per week. Some of the latter will be taken up by practical work conducted in the workplace.

For further information and to apply please email the Course Administrator.

Contact us

Course Administrator: 01865 227879

Email: OCEcourseadmin@ouh.nhs.uk

For professionals

Vestibular Rehabilitation Two-day Training Course

15 - 16 April 2024
Oxford Centre for Enablement (OCE), Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

£275

Amanda Male, Highly Specialist Vestibular Physiotherapist

For physiotherapists working with dizziness patients within the neurological setting. Common pathologies, assessment and outcome measures will be presented with time allocated to practice the oculomotor assessment.

Treatment and principles of progressions will be outlined and illustrated using several case studies. BPPV will be covered in detail on day two with theory sessions, observation of eye movement videos and practice of assessment and treatment manoeuvres.

Pre-reading will be provided and there will be ample time for questions on both days.

Enquiries and registration

Tel: 01865 227879

Email: OCEcourseadmin@ouh.nhs.uk

Places are limited and fees must be paid for in full at least one month before the course starts to ensure your place is secured.

OUH employees will have priority. In the event you need to cancel the course we will attempt to fill your space and reimburse you, but a minimum of 72 hours' notice is required.

1000 Reps a Day - Strategies to Increase Intensity of Practice in Rehabilitation

1 October 2024
Oxford Centre for Enablement (OCE)

Dr Annie McCluskey and Dr Simone Dorsch

£175 (includes tea/coffee and lunch)

For Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Allied Health and Nursing professionals.

Enquiries and registration

Tel: 01865 227879

Email: OCEcourseadmin@ouh.nhs.uk

Evidence-Based Lower Limb Retraining

Retraining lower limb skills following stroke and brain injury

2 - 4 October 2024
Oxford Centre for Enablement (OCE)

Dr Karl Schurr and Dr Simone Dorsch

£500 (includes tea/coffee and lunch)

For Physiotherapists from hospital-/community-based settings, and Occupational Therapists.

Enquiries and registration

Tel: 01865 227879

Email: OCEcourseadmin@ouh.nhs.uk

Three-day Upper Limb Retraining Workshop in Oxford

7 - 9 October 2024
Oxford Centre for Enablement (OCE)

Dr Annie McCluskey and Dr Karl Schurr

£500 (includes tea/coffee and lunch)

For Physiotherapists from hospital-/community-based settings, and Occupational Therapists who treat adults following stroke and acquired brain impairment; you must be HCPC-registered and able to attend all three days.

Enquiries and registration

Tel: 01865 227879

Email: OCEcourseadmin@ouh.nhs.uk

Last reviewed:22 January 2024