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36 Bargates, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1QL - Telephone: 01425 273297

Contractures of Limbs

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to give learners the knowledge and skills required to recognise and treat people suffering a contracture to a limb. Contractures are where a limb has a permanent shortening of a muscle in a joint and can occur for many reasons, such as paralysis, muscular atrophy, and forms of muscular dystrophy. Fundamentally, the muscle and its tendons shorten, resulting in reduced flexibility.

This course is aimed at nurses and carers with a responsibility to care for people suffering from contracture of limbs and its associated conditions which are commonly caused by people who are immobile, subject to continual bed rest, suffer from significant spasms and people who experience muscle weakness

Course Content

  • Understanding the condition
  • Types of treatment
  • The management of contractures
  • The importance of good medical care
  • The importance of good personal care

Course Duration

½ Day (3 Hours)

Number of Delegates

Maximum 15

Price

Price as per current price list