Toronto Rehabilitation Institute 550 University Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5G2A2 Map It
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.