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Course: NDT Introductory Course in the Management of Adults with Stroke, Brain Injury & Other Neuromotor Disorders

January 31 @ 8:00 am - February 4 @ 5:00 pm

NDT Introductory Course in the Management of Adults with Stroke, Brain Injury & Other Neuromotor Disorders

When: Thursday January 31st – Monday February 4th, 2019

This five-day introductory level course provides a unique opportunity for health care professionals to gain insight into the basic principles of the NDT approach and how it is applied in clinical practice to promote recovery of function in individuals with neurological impairments. Current theoretical foundations and evidence supporting an NDT approach will be presented as well as specific and practical information about management of the adult neurological patient. The information will be appropriate to many rehabilitation professionals and will be presented so that it can be incorporated into a variety of practice settings. The overall objective is to enable participants to bring information back to their facility and apply it toward promoting more functional movement and achieving functional outcomes with their patients.

Upon completion of the course, the participants will:

  • State the basic philosophy underlying the NDT approach to the treatment of adults with neurological dysfunction
  • Demonstrate basic skill in analyzing movement, both normal and abnormal, during sitting and standing activities and some transitions
  • Identify major impairments interfering with normal movement and function in the adult with hemiplegia
  • Demonstrate basic handling skills to enhance patient’s functional movement as related to his/her functional goals
  • Demonstrate an increased repertoire of evaluation and management strategies for the client with hemiplegia.

Course format will include lectures and patient demonstrations by the instructors. A major portion of the course will involve laboratory practice sessions. During lab sessions, participants will have the opportunity to analyze normal movement and practice handling skills to facilitate functional movement patterns in normal adults during sitting/standing activities and transitions.

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration (Day 1)
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Class Time (Day 1 – 5)

Karen Brunton PT, C/NDT is a Physical Therapist with over 35 years of experience working with clients with neurological impairments in acute, rehabilitation, long term care and outpatient settings. Karen has been an NDTA™ Adult Course Coordinator Instructor since 1991, Advanced Course Instructor since 1996 and an instructor with the International Bobath Instructors Training Association (IBITA) from 1997 to 2018. She holds an adjunct lecturer appointment with the Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Karen has taught NDTA™ Certificate and Advanced courses internationally and extensively throughout North America (Canada, United States and Mexico). She has presented on various topics at NDTA™ National Conference, Ontario Physiotherapy Conference and Canadian Physiotherapy Congress.

Additionally, Karen has served on many committees within the NDTA™ Instructors’ Group and on the NDTA™ Board of Directors.

Karen Guha B.Sc. PT, C/NDT is a Physiotherapist in the Kitchener/Waterloo area. She works at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener and treats private clients at Back Works Spinal and Sports Rehabilitation in Waterloo. She graduated from the University of Toronto, in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She completed her NDT Certificate course in 1999 and has taken numerous other Advanced NDT courses. Karen began teaching as an NDTA™ Instructor Candidate in 2002 and completed her training to become a PT Instructor in 2007. Karen became a NDTA™ Coordinator Instructor in 2011. She has taught introductory, intermediate, advanced and certificate NDT courses in Canada, the United States, South America, Asia and Europe. She has 19 years experience working with adults with neurological impairments in acute, rehabilitation, and outpatient settings.

$800.00 CDN

Tuition fees include course reference materials, continental breakfasts and refreshments breaks. Lunches are not included.

Important : Participants must be qualified Physical or Occupational Therapists, or Speech-Language Pathologists

  • Registrations will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Course registration is limited to a maximum of 34 participants.
  • The course fills quickly: please be certain to register as soon as possible.
  • Only online registration forms are acceptable.
  • Registration is completed once payment is received.
  • If the course fills up a waiting list will be available


  • Payment by credit card (Visa and Master Card are accepted)
  • Payment by cheque and should be made to the order of University Health Network
  • Payment by Employee Transfer of Funds. Click here to download a copy of the Employee Transfer of Funds Form (fill out the form and send to nancy.la@uhn.ca)

Cancellations must be received in writing and all refunds are subject to a $75.00 administrative fee. After February 21, 2018 and in the event that a replacement cannot be found, no refunds will be granted.

Registration is completed once payment is received. All payments must be received by January 31, 2018.

The course will be held in the 2nd floor Auditorium at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – UHN.

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Centre
550 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 2A2

Please click on the link below for additional details about parking and transportation:


Please see below for a list of hotels in the area.

Hilton Toronto
145 Richmond Street West
M5H 2L2

DoubleTree by Hilton (formerly the Metropolitan Hotel)
108 Chestnut Street (near corner of Armoury and University Avenue)
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1R2

Delta Chelsea
33 Gerard Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1Z4




January 31 @ 8:00 am
February 4 @ 5:00 pm