Cours pour commotion cérébrale



Endroit où se déroule le cours

Physioactif Laval

3224 Av. Jean-Béraud, local 220

Laval, Qc

H7T 2S4

Date du cours

19 au 22 novembre 2021

De 8h à 16h30 (à confirmer)



Course Description:

Concussion has a heterogenous presentation. Deficits include oculomotor, vestibular, postural stability, neurocognitive and behavioral. When cervical pain is co-morbid, numerous motor control and proprioceptive deficits also exist. Similar to other complex pain presentations, body image, midline and motor imagery deficits also exist.

The brain needs to know what is happening in the body. It gets this information from sensory feedback. When this information is deficient the brain will change behaviour to get this information. Neurocognitive deficits, poor motor skill learning, pain and other symptoms can be produced as a result. It is now clear that our virtual brain and body image are involved in pain states, neurocognitive function and motor skill learning. Normal healthy coordination and body image are learned during the neurodevelopmental process. This includes primitive reflexes, key postural reflexes and specific sensory motor function. Good motor skill learning requires a good body image and motor imagery skill.

Neurodevelopmental rehab has been shown to help neurocognitive function in children and adults. This is an easy to use strategy to help many patients.

You will leave with a clear understanding of how to assess and treat the deficits that occur with concussion, along with the appropriate subjective history, physical examination and outcome measures to use. You will be able to develop a rehabilitation program for clients with altered body image, those or who just can't learn (Motor Morons!) and have appropriate progressions and problem solving strategies.

You will be able to successfully treat many patients you could not previously rehab or have hit a plateau.

The midline and body image concepts have widespread implications for pediatric, vestibular, concussion and musculoskeletal rehab.

Course Objectives

  • Identify Body Image and Midline deficits with a subjective history and objective screening
  • Assess and rehabilitate Tactility, Oculomotor Function, Proprioception
  • Be able to assess & rehab key primitive & postural reflexes that influence rehab
  • Develop a rehabilitation program for patients with concussion who have poor body image and midline with appropriate starting points and progressions

What will you get from this course that you may not already have?

Body Image Spectrum

We will show you how to assess for body image disorders and rehabilitation strategies which can be applied to a wide range of other conditions and clinical presentations.

Midline & Vestibular Patterning

We have researched and developed the concept of midline as sensory system. Find out what it is and how to assess & rehab it.

Traditional Oculomotor Rehab is often too advanced for many. We will show you new starting points, new exercises and progressions.

Tandem Rhomberg and some Oculomotor Tests 

Are people failing because of midline?

Motor Skill Learning

Not every can learn specific motor control exercise. We will show you how to screen and how to rehab them with specific sensory motor and neurodevelopmental rehab.

Postural & Primitive Reflexes

Immediately change movement patterns, help people who have poor motor skill learning

Regardless of how much knowledge you have you will benefit from knowing:

Rehab of musculoskeletal body image & midline

Primitive reflex inhibition & postural reflexes

Rehab of oculomotor function & vestibular patterns



Sean Gibbons graduated from Manchester University in 1995. He has been rehabilitating movement patterns for over 20 years. He researched and developed numerous advances to the cognitive control of movement including which postural and primitive reflexes influence move- ment and key aspects neurodevelopment. His PhD was on the development of a prescriptive clinical prediction rule for specific motor control exercises in low back pain. 

Key new sub-classifications were identified: Neurological Factors, which are related to poor movement and the ability to learn; Midline as a sensory system which is critical to Body Image Pain; and Neuro-Im- mune dysregulation, which is critical for Central Sensitization and Psychosocial Factors. His current work involves further researching the sub-classification model. His dissection and research into psoas major, gluteus maximus and other muscles has led to the development of new rehabilitation options. He has presented his research at national and international confe- rences and has several journal publications and book chapters. 

He is an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) at McMaster's Advanced Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal / Manipulative Physiotherapy specialization and lectures at Manchester Metropolitan University's Masters in Advanced Physiotherapy program.