NDT Introductory Workshop in the Management of Adults with Stroke, Brain Injury and Other Neuromotor Disorders
Back Work Spinal & Sports Rehabilitation
99 Northfield Drive East, Suite 102
This two 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 to clinical practice to promote recovery of function in individuals with neurological impairments. Current theoretical foundations and evidence supporting and NDT approach will be presented as well as specific and practical information about the management of the adult neurological patient. The overall objective of this course 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.
Course format will include lectures and a patient demonstration by an instructor. 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.
Participants must be a Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Pathologist, Therapy/Rehab Assistant or Kinesiologist.
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 stroke, brain injury and other neuromotor disorders such as incomplete spinal cord injury
- Demonstrate basic handling skills to enhance patient’s functional movement as related to his/her functional goals
- Demonstrate an increased repertoire of evaluation and treatment strategies for the individual with stroke, brain injury and other neuromotor disorders
Instructor: Karen Guha PT, B.Sc. PT, C. NDTA
Karen is a Physiotherapist at Grand River Hospital and Back Works Spinal & 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 and a NDTA* Coordinator Instructor in 2011. 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.