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Movement Science III assignment (August, 2011) Using a concept map to explore human movement Context There is evidence

that the use of concept maps to represent the relationships between ideas helps to externalise and enhance the understanding of complex subjects. In this assignment you will demonstrate your understanding of some of the relationships between important ideas within the Movement Science III module, using a concept map. See the back of the page for an example of the assignment. Tasks Your assignment is to answer the question, What are the relationships between concepts within the Movement Science III module and a patient with a movement disorder? In order to do this, you will need to complete the following tasks: Identify a patient / client with a movement disorder (can be a patient you've treated, or somone you know) Create a short patient presentation (about half a page) highlighting the movement disorder and it's impact on the person's function Set a learning objective you would like to use this assignment to achieve Develop a concept map using concepts from the Movement Science module to explore / explain the patient presentation, movement problems, and the physiotherapy management Use additional media (e.g. articles, web pages, images, videos) to highlight the relationships between at least 5 concepts Important criteria If you use journal articles they must have been published no earlier than 2006 You must submit one draft version of your assignment, in hardcopy, by 21 July, 2011 Avoid plagiarism, which is when you pass someone else's work off as your own. Guidelines can be found at You can use either a computer-generated concept map, or draw it on a poster (CmapTools is an appropriate programme to use if you want to use a computer. See Useful resources below. Get the install file from me, so that you don't have to download it yourself) Objectives After completing this assignment, you will have gained skills and experience in: Identifying the relationships between important concepts in the Movement Science III module Relating theoretical concepts in Movement Science to clinical practice Clinical reasoning, data interpretation and theoretical application Using a computer to better visualise and represent your understanding of a subject ? (You must set one objective for yourself) Assessment rubric Your assignment will be assessed using the following rubric: Content (30) is the assignment content related to the Movement Science module? Understanding (30) do the relationships between concepts demonstrate understanding / are they accurate? Objectives (10) did you set and achieve an objective that you set for yourself? Creativity (10) use of links, images or video to highlight relationships between concepts? Language (10) correct use of terminology and concise, accurate descriptions? References (5) are the references / examples used, appropriate, credible and properly formatted? Draft (5) was a draft of the assignment submitted by the due date? Due date 05 August, 2011 (late submission will be penalised with the subtraction of 5% per day) Useful resources: CmapTools homepage ( Use the map on the home page to navigate to additional resources by clicking on the icons beneath each concept Wikipedia page on concept mapping (

Patient presentation 55 year old male presenting with left-sided hemiplegia following a right CVA 2 years ago. The stroke left him with increased tone resulting in an upper limb flexor pattern, limited ROM throughout the upper and lower limbs and an inability to maintain a standing position for more than a few minutes. The patient has difficulty performing ADLs, including dressing, transferring and playing social soccer with his friends. He has been unable to work since the CVA, as his job required him to stand for 4-6 hours a day, sorting apples on a conveyer belt. At the initial assessment, you also notice that he has difficulty balancing in standing. Management of the patient includes passive stretching to reduce tone and improve ROM, standing and walking in the parallel bars to improve exercise tolerance, and activities in standing to facilitate his balance. Long-term goals are to aim for return to employment on a part-time basis. Objective: To explore the relationship between condition, patient and physiotherapy management. Keywords / required terms ADLs activities balance BOS COG CVA / stroke dressing employment flexor pattern goals hemiplegia lower limb Concept map management parallel bars passive stretches ROM soccer social sorting apples standing tone transferring upper limb