NDTA Advanced Gait Course2019-04-01T12:15:29-04:00

NDTA Advanced Gait Course


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Course TypeCourse/ Seminar
Date06/19/2019 - 06/23/2019
Instructor NameKaren Guha and Karen Brunton
CostNDTA Members: $1150 + HST; Non-NDTA Members: $1400 + HST
Address299 Doon Valley Drive
Cowan Health Sciences Centre
Kitchener, ON N2M 4G4
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Brief Description

This five-day advanced course is designed for physical and occupational therapists working, with clients with stroke or brain injuries, interested in further developing their assessment and treatment skills to enhance the patient/client’s function in the upright posture.  The interrelationship of the lower extremity with other body segments and systems is emphasized.  Analysis of functional tasks, specifically the movement components that contribute to a person's independent performance of tasks in the upright posture will be addressed.  Therapists will have an opportunity to revisit the biomechanical components of normal gait, discuss and analyze common deviations of gait in the above-mentioned patient populations and learn potential treatment strategies to diminish the impact of gait deviations on the patient’s ability to function while ambulating.  As a prerequisite to attend this course, participants must have completed an NDT/Bobath Certificate Course in the Management of Adults with Stroke and Brain Injury (formerly Adults with Hemiplegia) or a Certificate Course in the Treatment and Management of Individuals with Cerebral Palsy.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify components of normal gait
  • Identify components of lower extremity biomechanics
  • Analyze gait deviations
  • Observe, analyze and synthesize effective and ineffective posture and movement and its impact on a client’s functional abilities/limitations as it relates to gait and function in the upright posture
  • Analyze atypical movement patterns and identify impairments which interfere with function
  • Synthesize information to develop appropriate treatment strategies that address the patient’s primary impairments interfering with efficient function and particularly with regards to functional tasks in the upright posture
  • Demonstrate, during treatment practicum, options for handling skills to optimize the individual’s function and enhance his/her ability to achieve patient/client specific goals

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Contact NameDianne Green
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Contact Phone(519) 746-8172