11 December – conference “The Centre of Excellence in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation 2012-2014”

Presentations made at the conference can be viewed here.

At the end of September, at the beginning of October there was a seminar in the field of vibroacoustics “Vibroacoustic Therapy in Neurorehabilitation: Talk between Proprioception and Sensorimotor Performance”. The training was conducted by Ana Katusic, PhD Zagrebist, Croatia.

17 September – 3 October 2014 the training course “NDT/Bobath Approach as applied to the management of adults with hemiplegia and allied neurological conditions” was held in Haapsalu Neurological Rehabilitation Centre.

The course was in the field of neurological physiotherapy with a focus on evidence-based rehabilitation of patients with brain injuries, but primarily to assist physiotherapy and to advance private practice as an independent specialist. The course was in accordance with the requirements of Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association, Inc. (NDTA™, Inc.) and upon completing the course its participants received certificates. Also, the completion of the course ensured the possibility to participate in NDTA™, Inc. advanced course. The course was conducted by the CEHPR expert Cathy Hazzard.

9 -10 September 2014 international training course “Wheelchair Skills Assessment and Training: a Practical Workshop for Therapists” was held in Haapsalu. CEHPR experts Lee Kirby MD, Cher Smith PhD from Canada were involved.

5 – 6 September 2014 the 4th annual conference of the Estonian Association of Physiotherapists was held in the Dorpat Conference Centre in Tartu. The main topic of the conference was the wheelchair.

A specific training course on how to use a wheelchair was held on the second day of the conference. CEHPR was a partner in organizing the conference/training. Among others, its experts Lee Kirby MD and Cher Smith PhD from Canada were involved in organizing the conference.

15 May 2014 conference “A Child with Special Needs Becomes an Adult”

The conference was held in the balcony hall of Haapsalu Community Centre and in the Neurological Rehabilitation Centre where the Medical Rehabilitation Laboratory was introduced. The aim of the conference was to introduce the newest developments in the treatment of the diseases of the nervous system and the moving apparatus. The conference focused on the questions of how rehabilitation and support services are guaranteed for people with special needs as they reach adulthood and how to ensure that a family whose child with special needs has reached adulthood keeps its habitual way of life and family model.

On 9 May conference “Estonian Curative Mud in the Service of Efficient Estonia” was held.

On the agenda
A welcome from the Manager of Värska Resort Vello Saare
Two years of the Centre of Excellence in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation (CEHPR) – Talis Vare/ Tallinn University Haapsalu College, Director of CEHPR
A study of the geochemical properties of Värska mineral water and curative mud and the importance of using these resources in rehabilitation – Kairi Põldsaar, University of Tartu PhD student of Geology
Different treatment possibilities in Värska Resort – Külli Margus, Head of Treatment and a rehabilitation doctor in Värska Resort
Using the Laser Doppler Method in clinical studies – Viiu Tuulik, Tallinn University of Technology / CEHPR
An overview of the composition of curative mud deposits in Estonia and spatio-temporal changes – Jaanus Terasmaa, Tallinn University Institute of Ecology / CEHPR.
Using mud treatment in treating and preventing the overload syndrome of the shoulder girdle and arm muscles in workers V.-R. Tuulik, West-Tallinn Central Hospital/ CEHPR.
The effectiveness of 6-day treatment courses in spas. 6. Monika Übner, Univerity of Tartu Pärnu College/ CEHPR.
Lunch and a tour of the resort.
Efficient Estonia – Anneli Einroos – University of Tartu Occupational Health resident.
Work-related musculoskeletal diseases (MSD) of sewing workers – Viive Pille, The North Estonia Medical Centre/ Chairwoman of Estonian Society of Occupational Health Physicians.
Instructions for health checks of employees with physiological risk factors. Occupational health residents’ work group of the University of Tartu.
Decisions of health checks through the eyes of a health inspector – Egle Heimonen, the Labour Inspectorate of Estonia.
Assessing the efficiency of people with reduced work capacity – Evelin Aaviksoo, East-Tallinn Central Hospital.

3 May – a training course on wheelchair skills

The training course was conducted by the Finnish expert Harry Ahtee who is a sports instructor in Käpylä Rehabilitation Centre and a member of the Finnish Association of People with Physical Disabilities. Participants acquired practical skills of daily moving in a wheelchair with the aim of increasing their professionalism in teaching wheelchair skills to patients. The course focused on both the domestic and outside environments.

On 16 April, in cooperation with the other departments of Haapsalu College, an experimental workshop “KU:R” was held to develop ideal solutions for CEHPR health products.

14 – 15 April – conference “From Health Behaviour to Health Product”.

On the agenda:
Future trends and business opportunities in the field of health in the 21st century. Imre Mürk (Aletheia OÜ).
The functionality and aesthetics of health products. Arvo Pärenson (Tallinn University Haapsalu College/CEHPR).
Saving lives (drug overdose): working with business, the community and service users. Clive Tobutt (Univeristy of Winchester, the United Kingdom).
Music therapy and Vibroacoustic therapy in treatment, rehabilitation and well-being: Developments in Finland. Dr. Marko Punkanen, Dr. Esa Ala-Ruona (University of Jyväskylä, Finland).
Assessing the condition of core muscles and posture in prepubescent children. The effects of exercise programmes in strengthening core muscles and improving posture. Toomas Proovel, Kersti Toots (CEHPR).
Patient-centred health reports – clear information and intelligible visuals. Indrek Kask (LabToWellness).
How the design process of a medical product matures in cooperation with entrepreneurs. Tiit Liiv (Artec Industrial OÜ).
The physioacoustic method, treatment principles and good practices in the field of neurorehabilitation. Dr. Marko Punkanen, Dr. Esa Ala-Ruona (University of Jyväskylä, Finland).
An overview of the CEHPR vibroacoustic therapy study for patients with spinal and brain damage (a pilot study). Dr Eha Rüütel, Ivar Vinkel (Tallinn University Institute of Fine Arts/ CEHPR).