Fantastic, integrating multiple systems in a truly holistic approach
Ireland September 2014
JEMS® Paediatric Get On The Ball ™ course is a highly practical investigation of JEMS® principles which can be applied to a wide range of patient presentations, including DCD, rheumatological disorders, intermediate to high functioning neurological patients, chronic pain, musculoskeletal presentations, hypermobility, transplant and other post surgical patients, respiratory, eating disorders and in schools and the community.
The JEMS® Paediatric Get On The Ball™ course is directed towards children aged six+ through to adolescence, and provides an array of techniques drawing from the JEMS approach for addressing stability, proprioception, balance, tone, automatic postural muscle activation, sensory integration, coordination, cardiorespiratory stimulus, strength and mobility.
Stability is a prevalent topic in paediatrics at present, and JEMS® has been a leader in teaching effective, transferable methods for addressing stability for over 15 years. It is emerging that previous thinking about “core stability” is being superceded, as a child’s functional stability is in fact the result of multiple factors which can be addressed in a variety of ways. JEMS® Get On The Ball™ integrates neurological and musculoskeletal principles in order to address stability in a fun, child-accessible manner.
The course is active and practical, with theory, exploration and practice blended right from the start for easy, enjoyable learning. Feedback from previous participants has indicated that they are able to integrate course principles immediately into their clinical settings, that patients find the techniques motivating and fun, and that the therapists are able to creatively problem solve for more effective exercise therapy.
Here’s what people are saying…
I really enjoyed the course and have used it so much in my practice. I now have a ball group running with really good results in the children’s motor skills and also their motivation to take part in therapy.
Audrey Martin, Senior Occupational Therapist OT DCD Team, South CHC
Excellent ideas applied with clinical reasoning which I can incorporate immediately.
Eye opening how simple techniques can have such a positive effect and carryover.
NS Ireland 2014
We all really enjoyed the course and got a huge amount out of it! There’s been lots of ball related activity since – everyone’s really inspired.
Nicky Murray Luton and Dunstable Hospital TR
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