Workshop: Supporting Recovery of the Upper Extremity During ADL’s Following Stroke or Brain Injury Using an NDT Approach
September 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Supporting Recovery of the Upper Extremity During ADL’s Following Stroke or Brain Injury Using an NDT Approach
Course Description: Often after a stroke or brain injury, it is challenging to find a role for the more involved upper extremity (UE) while performing ADLs. This one day workshop will present NDT principles related to incorporating the more involved or hemiplegic UE into Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) through using the UE in an active support role. The course will provide an opportunity to explore practical tips to engage the UE in active support during functional tasks in a variety of environments (e.g., at the bedside, in a wheelchair, at a table).
Requirements: Participants must be registered Occupational Therapists or Therapy Assistants.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the course, participants will:
Learn about the benefits of using the UE as an active support during functional tasks for clients who have neurological impairments and particularly as applied to the management of the hemiplegic UE
Develop basic problem solving strategies to assess trunk and UE alignment
Use task and movement analysis skills to identify what is required to perform some ADLs and how we might be able to incorporate the more involved UE into these tasks by having the UE in active support.
Develop basic handling skills to improve trunk and upper extremity alignment to promote active support during ADLs
Problem solve strategies of how to set up the client’s environment to enable the client to try and use the more involved UE in active support during ADLs
Instructor: Sherry Rock, OT Reg. (Ont.) is an Occupational Therapist who works at Grand River Hospital – Freeport Campus in Kitchener, Ontario. She holds a Masters of Clinical Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Western Ontario. She has over 15 years of experience working with clients with stroke and other neurological diagnoses in both outpatient and inpatient settings. She completed her NDT Certificate course in 2005 and has taken numerous advanced NDT courses as well as various cognitive and perceptual courses related to acquired brain injuries. Sherry began teaching as an NDTA™ Occupational Therapy instructor candidate in 2009 and completed her training to become an OT NDTA™ Instructor in 2018. She has taught on many introductory, intermediate and certificate NDTA™ courses as well as presented on topics related to cognition and perception at conferences in Ontario. Her passion is working with clients with neurological conditions and their families to help clients maximize their independence in completing everyday activities within their home and in the community.
Course Format: This workshop will include a lecture, with a large focus on labs to aid in assessment of the UE and facilitation of the UE in active support while performing ADLs while considering the task, client goals and the client’s environment.
Location: Back Works Spinal & Sports Rehabilitation, 99 Northfield Drive, Suite 102, Waterloo, Ontario, N2K 3P9 If you require accommodations, we have a corporate rate at the Best Western Plus. The cost per night is $119 for standard or $129 for the deluxe tower – both include a hot breakfast. To make a reservation call (519) 884-0100 and mention “Back Works” to receive our rate. We recommend securing accommodation early as local festivals, events and trade shows can result in hotels being booked.
Tuition: The fee for this 1-day course is $225.00 CAD, plus HST. Accepted forms of payment include cheque payable to Back Works Spinal and Sports Rehabilitation, or credit card. Tuition includes course materials, and morning and afternoon refreshments. Lunch is not included. Registration is accepted on a first-come first served basis, so register early to ensure a spot in the course.