Course No. 5
PARTICIPATION IN SPORTS IN CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH CEREBRAL PALSY – INTEGRATED MODEL FOR COOPERATION BETWEEN REHABILITATION AND COMMUNITY BASED SPORTS CENTERS
Location: Dan Panorama Hotel Tel Aviv (Conference Hotel)
Anat Chacham, Ilan Sport Center for the Disabled, Ramat Gan, Israel
Etzyona Eisenstein, Pediatric Rehabilitation Department, Sheba Medical Center, the Edmond and Lily Safra Children's Hospital, Ramat Gan, Israel
Sharon Barak, Pediatric Rehabilitation Dept., Sheba Medical Center, the Edmond and Lily Safra Children's Hospital, Jerusalem; Physical Education, Kaye Academic College of Education, Beer Sheva; Eshel, Jdc Israel, Jerusalem, Israel
Yeshayahu Hutzler, Ilan Sport Center for the Disabled, Ilan Sport Center for the Disabled, Ramat Gan; Graduate School, Academic College at Wingate, Netanya, Israel
Tamar Yissar, Pediatric Rehabilitation Dept., Sheba Medical Center, the Edmond and Lily Safra Children's Hospital, Ramat Gan, Israel
Dafna Gutman, Pediatric Rehabilitation Dept., Sheba Medical Center, the Edmond and Lily Safra Children's Hospital, Ramat Gan, Israel
Children with cerebral palsy (CP) often develop musculoskeletal disorders that require hospitalization. Participation in community-based sports programs is important to prevention of secondary conditions in this population. However, low levels of physical activity have been reported in individuals with CP. Considering the health problems in this population, it is important to establish collaborations between pediatric rehabilitation and sports centers in order to better implement physical activity programs in this population. During the last decade different models to develop collaboration between health systems and the community have been proposed. Such models may improve patient experience and health outcomes.
The main purpose of this workshop is to describe strategies to enhance integrated care and cooperation between pediatric rehabilitation centers and community based sports centers in order to enhance physical activity among children and youth with CP. More specifically, the workshop will focus on different dimensions of integration (e.g., organizational, functional, service, clinical) and way to enhance them (e.g., sharing patient's relevant information, creating multi-disciplinary team work).
In addition, the workshop will describe:
-Characteristics of hospitalizations in children with CP (e.g., main reason for hospitalization, number of procedures, and length of stay) and common outcome measures used to assess impairment and activity level;
-Physical activity contribution for prevention of secondary conditions for individuals with CP;
-Physical activity recommendations and special considerations among youth with CP in general and post common surgical treatments; and
-Present and experience with sports (e.g., Boccia, soccer) and adaptive physical activity techniques to be used with children and youth with CP.
At the end of the workshop participants will better know how to:
-Create cooperation and integration between rehabilitation and sports centers in order to promote healthy lifestyle among children and youth with CP,
-Understand commonly used outcome measures in pediatric rehabilitation and how to utilize them for the development of physical activity programs, and
-implement physical activity programs to children and youth with CP.
The workshop will consist of both theoretical lectures, presentations of case studies and hands-on experience.