Training at the MFM

In order to familiarize oneself with the use of the MFM and its rigorous scoring principles, training is required. For routine clinical use, this training may be administered by a colleague who has already been trained, using a DVD for MFM self-training, or ideally by taking part in a training session with video support.

On-site training

Between June 2004 and December 2019, more than 1100 types of Fench and foreign therapists (mainly physical therapists, occupational therapists and physicians) have participated in MFM training sessions, .

A training session lasts one day.
It is based on the analysis of filmed sequences of children and adults with neuromuscular disorders. The clarifications provided by the trainer improve the skills of the user. A validation test is carried out at the end of the training session to make sure the MFM is used correctly. Passing this test is imperative for using the MFM in a clinical research context.

The organization of training sessions is managed by the AFEHM association (Aide aux Familles d’Enfant Handicapé Moteur).
The number of participants is at least 7 trainees, 15 at most.
The educational manager of the training is Dr Carole VUILLEROT from the Central Rehabilitation Department of the Female Mother and Child Hospital of the Hospices Civils de Lyon in Bron, and the trainer is Aurélie BARRIERE, Occupational Therapist at the Hospices Civils de Lyon.
A MFM user manual, 2 MFM scoring sheets and various teaching documents are given to each participant at the beginning of the session.

Every year at least 2 sessions provided in French are organized in Lyon (France). You can download the educational sheet of the training and a standard program. To register for one of these sessions provided in French, please go here.

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Self-training DVD

A self-training DVD on the use of the MFM is available in French or English in order to allow the training of small teams who wish to use the MFM and to enable them to rigorously self-train.

For more information and to download the order form, click here