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Workshop: Function in the Upright Posture: NDT Intermediate Level Workshop in the Management of Adults with Stroke, Brain Injury and other Neuromotor Disorders

October 14, 2017 - October 15, 2017


NDT Intermediate Workshop In the Management of the Upper Extremity Following Stroke or Brain Injury

Dates: October 14-15, 2017  —  Download Registration Form


Back Work Spinal & Sports Rehabilitation

99 Northfield Drive East, Suite 102

Waterloo, ON

Course description:

This two-day workshop will present NDT principles related to coordinated movements of the trunk and upper extremity for active support in function, through transitional movement, for developing reach and open chain activities.   The course will provide an opportunity for analysis of the role of the upper extremity in function and the assessment of movement dysfunction in the upper extremity in clients with neurological deficits post CVA or brain injury.

Course Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the principles of the NDT approach to the treatment of adults with neurological impairments and particularly as applied to management of the hemiplegic upper extremity
  • Demonstrate basic skill for analyzing normal and abnormal movement as it relates to the trunk and upper extremity function for support in postures, during some transitional movements and in some open chain functions
  • Demonstrate basic handling skills to improve shoulder and hand mobility, reduce pain and facilitate scapula control in coordination with trunk and upper extremity movements

Instructor:  Karen Guha PT, B.Sc. PT, C. NDTA

Karen is a Physiotherapist at Grand River Hospital and Back Works Spinal and Sports Rehabilitation.  She received her Physical Therapy degree from the University of Toronto in 1996 and became NDT trained in 1999.  Karen became a NDTA™ PT Instructor in 2007, a NDTA™ Coordinator Instructor in 2011, and a NDTA™ Advanced Course Instructor in 2014.  She has over 18 years experience working with adults with neurological impairments in acute, rehabilitation and outpatient settings.  Karen has taught NDT courses throughout North America and internationally.

Course Details:

Tuition includes course materials and morning and afternoon snacks. Lunch is not provided however there are many places to eat within walking distance of the clinic.
Cost:  $400 + HST = $452 Canadian


For more information please contact us at admin@backworks.ca or (519)746-8172



October 14, 2017
October 15, 2017
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