WFNR  World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation presents its Biennial Congress- Innovations in NeuroRehabilitation WCNR2012 - 16-19 May 2012
7th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre



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There will be 11 concurrent Pre-Congress Workshops being held on

Wednesday 16 May 2012  at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

 Morning Workshops 9.00am - 12.30pm 

  • Workshop 1 - Neurological Music Therapy sold out
  • Workshop 2 - Interventions for Executive Function in Acquired Brain Injury sold out
  • Workshop 3 - The Upper Limb in Spinal Cord Injury sold out
  • Workshop 4 - Introduction to ICF use in Neurorehabilitation
  • Workshop 5 - Computerised and Clinical Assessment and Management of Gait Dysfunction sold out

All - Day Workshop 9.00am - 5.00pm 

  • Workshop 6 - Parkinsons Disease: Promoting exercise, physical activity and well-being sold out
  • (Sponsored by Parkinson's Victoria Sheila and Colin Marshall Trust)

Afternoon Workshops 1.30pm - 5.00pm

  • Workshop 7 - Modular Motor Therapy Approaches sold out
  • Workshop 8 - Goal setting and rehabilitation methods for people with early stage Alzheimer's Disease sold out
  • Workshop 9 - Stroke Rehabilitation: Insights From Neuroscience and Imaging sold out
  • Workshop 10 - Integrated Management of Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus
  • Workshop 11 - Ultrasound for needle guidance in upper and lower limb injections of botulin toxin sold out

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Pre-Congress Workshop Reading

Workshop 1:

How Music Helps to Heal the Injured Brain: Therapeutic use crescendos thanks to advances in brain science. 

The Musical Brain - An Artful Biological Necessity

Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation In Rehabilitation of Movement Disorders: A Review of Current Research

Neurologic Music Therapy in Cognitive Rehabilitation

Gait Parameters you can measure in the Clinic

Kinematic changes following constraint-induced therapy compared to rhythmic-based training in stroke


Workshop 2 (note: this is not mandatory required reading and is only a list of suggested resources that Dr Tessa Hart will be referring to during her workshop).

Interventions for Executive Function in Acquired Brain Injury

Workshop 4

Design and baseline characteristics of the ParkFit study, a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of a multifaceted behavioral program to increase physical activity in Parkinson patients.

Disability, Human Rights, and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health

Eight years of ICF in Italy: Principles, results and future perspectives

ICF in neurology: Functioning and disability in patients with migraine, myasthenia gravis and Parkinson’s disease

How might physical activity benefit patients with Parkinson disease?

Systematic literature review on ICF from 2001 to 2009: its use, implementation and operationalisation

Workshop 5

Stroke Rehabilitation: Insights From Neuroscience and Imaging

Workshop 6

Single and dual task gait training in people with Parkinson’s Disease: A protocol for a randomised controlled trial

The Effects of an Exercise Program on Fall Risk Factors in People with Parkinson’s Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Design and baseline characteristics of the ParkFit study, a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of a multifaceted behavioral program to increase physical activity in Parkinson patients

Physical Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease: Evolution and Future Challenges

Striding Out With Parkinson Disease: Evidence-Based Physical Therapy for Gait Disorders

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Movement Strategies Compared with Exercise for People with Parkinson’s Disease

How might physical activity benefit patients with Parkinson disease?

Workshop 9

Stroke Rehabilitation: Insights from Neuroscience and Imaging

NOTE: We are no longer accepting names for the waitlist on the FULL sessions.