Individualized rehabilitation: Embodying the movement

Duration of the project

01.06.2021. - 15.11.2021.

Countries and institutions involved in the project

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Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
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Rīga Stradiņš University
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Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Project manager

Dr. Agnė Slapšinskaitė

Project aims

The proposed online workshop was scientifically useful for rehabilitation specialists (both students and clinicians) as it promotes movement variability as essential for exploring the regularities in the dynamics of the individual within their environment. This could be a tipping point for further scientific investigation with focus on individualized rehabilitation approaches.

Interestingly, research has shown that flexible, adaptive and healthy motor behavior is linked to optimal variability down to the fine temporal structure of movement details. To optimize performance flexibility, therapists will be encouraged to translate research in differential learning into clinical programs.

The aim of differential learning is to support a subject in finding their individual, context-dependent performance repertoire in order to perform complex motor skills as successfully as possible. Importantly, the goal is to improve the ability of an individual to find successful behavioral patterns under permanently changing internal and environmental conditions.

Main activities and venues

  1. Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania (23-09-2021)
  • During the online workshop, participants will develop situational learning competences, participants had a possibility to develop situational learning competences, and develop skills to apply differential learning in rehabilitation practice.
  • Individual consultations (further scientific implications and practical applications)
  • Translate research in differential learning into clinical programs (poster).

Translate research in differential learning into practice (video format).

  1. Rīga Stradiņš University, Riga, Latvia (27-09-2021)
  • During the online workshop participants had a possibility to develop situational learning competences, and develop skills to apply differential learning in rehabilitation practice.

Individual consultations (further scientific implications and practical applications)

Translate research in differential learning into practice (video format).

3. Final practical online workshop and communication with students from Lithuania and Latvia (29-10-2021)

Group discussion, video film sharing with Lithuanian and Latvian students with monitoring from prof. Wolfgang Schöllhorn.

Direct and indirect target group

Direct

  • Sports and rehabilitation researchers
  • Rehabilitation lecturers
  • Undergraduate physiotherapy students
  • Postgraduate health and rehabilitation students
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate health science students
  • Lecturers from RSU Department of Rehabilitation
  • 169 people

Indirect:

  • Other SPA and rehabilitation hospital rehabilitation specialists
  • Patients
  • 280 people