‘It takes a team to Move’: The Move Programme visits Russia
Recently, our Business Development and Marketing Executive for The Move Programme, Charlotte Peck, was invited to Russia to deliver a seminar in Moscow, and training sessions to the Regional Rehabilitation Centre for People with Disabilities in Yekaterinburg.
A valuable and truly unique experience for all involved, the trip gave attendees the opportunity to learn more about the Move Programme here in the UK, to hone their existing skills, and share their knowledge & experience with other professionals working within the Programme. It also gave Charlotte the chance to discover more about Russian models of care, build connections with experts in Russia, and experience first-hand the life changing work happening at the Centre.
In this series of short blogs, Charlotte shares all about her experiences during her time in Russia, beginning with a breakdown of the initial seminar in Moscow: “It takes a team to MOVE” – A multi-agency approach to teaching functional mobility skills.
“We were asked by Pankaj Kushwaha, Director of Rehab and Medical Limited, to deliver both a professional seminar in Moscow and Senior Practitioner training to the Regional Rehabilitation Centre for People with Disabilities in Yekaterinburg in the Sverdlovsk region. Rehab and Medical are the company licensed by Rifton as distributers of Rifton equipment in Russia."
“First, we delivered a seminar at the Deloitte offices in Moscow to professionals working with, and parents of, disabled children. Anke Baillie, a Senior Physiotherapist and Move Trainer, delivered the talk, focusing on how the Move Programme works, the philosophy of the Programme and the evidence showing the positive impact it has made on individual’s lives.
“There were around 50-60 attendees, which included doctors, medical professionals, social work staff and members of other organisations working with disabled children and adults.
“The seminar was organised by Rehab and Medical, in partnership with a charity in Russia called Dobroserdie that supports the families and carers of children with disabilities, specifically those with Cerebral Palsy.
“Despite the language barrier, meaning we had to deliver the seminar with an interpreter, The Move Programme seemed to be received positively and we had lots of interesting questions from the audience, both during the talk and throughout all of the breaks!
Rehab and Medical staff informed us that usually when they deliver professional seminars, after lunch, at least half of the audience leave; so they said that the fact we kept a full room for the whole day was an incredibly positive sign that attendees were very interested in Move. It was a successful start to the trip and we left Moscow feeling excited for the next part of our trip, Senior Practitioner training for the Regional Rehabilitation Centre for People with Disabilities in Yekaterinburg.”
Photos from the day can be seen here:
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