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Bodil Føns in English

Welcome to the english part of my web-site

At the menu to the left you can find articles in english.

Advanced Clinical Halliwick Course, 19. – 22. May in Madrid
The Halliwick lecturer in Madrid, Isabel Gavina Barroso has organized to bring Merav Hadar-Frumar for lecturing.
Merav is physioterapist and Halliwick Senior Lecturer. She has more han 20 years of experiency in Aquatic Therapy and swimming instruction. Merav is extensive experience in rehabilitative neurological practice.

I will participate with the danish physiotherapist, Christine Hjortkjær.

“Learn to swim” – Conference 2016
1.-3. April in Billund
The conference is organised by Danish Swimming Federation in cooperation with the Nordic Swimming Federation.  I will have to presentations in the pool in cooperation with Trine Aakær Lund

See the abstact: Bodil Føns, Trine Aakær Lund
“Building confidence for a nervous swimmer – The Halliwick Concept
The small difference– the large effect”

See the final paper with some of the activities
Bodil Føns Knudsen & Trine Aakær Lund – final paper – Learn to swim 2016 (1)

International Halliwick Course for Lecturers and Trainee Lecturers th 3 – 5 July in Barcelona

I had a presentation –  see the abstract: Habilitation through activities in water

UK Aquatic Therapy Conference 2014
1.- 2. November 2014 at Leatherhead, Surrey
The english Aquatic Therapy Association of Chartered Physioterapist (ATACP) has organised to bring the researcher Bruce Becker and Garyl Killgore from USA to UK

II. International Scientific Conference Movement activities in disabled children and youth in 25.- 27. September 2014.
Faculty of physical Education of sports in Biala Podlaska, Polen

I had a presentation: see Biala Podlaska 2014 – abstract.

And a workshop in the water.
An article of the presentation is published by the Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego Józefa Pilsudskiego w Warszawie


Brazil 2014 – 2015

As IHA Halliwick Senior Lecturer  I am mentor for the Halliwick trainee lecturer, Fabiola Silva in Brazil.

It is a bit of a challange. First of all we are using english as the communication between portuguese to danish. How to support the trainee Lecturer to achieve  the theoretical and practical understanding of  Halliwick Concept.  Special for for me how the attributes of the aquatic environment, specifically the physical properties of water, can assist the individual in promoting his abilities in physical, emotional and social functioning.

Beitostølen, Norway,  29.- 31. August 2013
Nordisk Konferanse om fysisk aktivitet og funksjonshemming
(Nordic Conference about Adapted physical aktivities and disability)

  • Presentation:  “Skal vi lege vildt?” (“Shall we play wildly”)
    Halliwick Conceptet and Spinal Muskel Atrofi


IHA Seminar 2013 in Galway, Ireland

I had a presentation and a workshop: 
Swimming Competition with timehandicaps as running in Denmark and Norway

Anna Olansinskas Article from The Gala in Aarhus 2013
International Halliwick – Newsletter July 2013 

I 2013 I was as Halliwick Senior Lecturer assessor at Three courses:

Halliwick Basic Course – Proszowki-Krakow, Polen, from October 17th – 20 th
Krzysztof Milkowski become IHA Halliwick Lecturer

Halliwick Basic Course – Catalunya from July 1th – 5 th
Second for Jordi Cassanyer Tosques and Montserat  Gutierrez Bassas.
Jordi become recognised IHA Halliwick lecturer and Montserat become recognised IHA Halliwick senior Lecturer.

Halliwick Basic Course  – Croatia  from June 7th  – 10th
First for Ana Srsen from Croatia and Katja Groleger Srsen from Slovenia.
Ana  become recognised IHA Halliwick lecturer and Katja become recognised IHA Halliwick senior Lecturer.

I was observer at  Course:

Halliwick Advanced Course in Paediatric Neurological Rehabilitation
November 26th – 30th 2012      St Roses’ School, Stroud, near Bristol

Led by : The Halliwick Senior lecturers Jean-Pierre Maes, & Ann Gresswell

You can read more about the Halliwick Advanced Course

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