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Education

The following courses are currently being offered at Back Works.  Scroll down for more details on each of these courses.

To be added to our Education Email List please email us at reception@backworksphysiotherapy.ca ​​​​​​​​

  • NDT Introductory Course in the Management of Adults with Stroke, Brain Injury and Other Neuromotor Disorders - Sat Sept 28 - Sun Sept 29, 2024 Registration Form

The following are some of the courses we offer - we can place you on a High Priority Notification List for any of these workshops.  If we schedule the course, we'll notify you prior to general advertising:

  • Promoting Recovery at the Bedside:  A Virtual NDT Workshop

  • Treating the Individual with Ataxia: A Virtual NDT Workshop

  • Challenges in Gait:  An NDT Workshop in the Management of Adults with Stroke, Brain Injury and Other Neuro-motor Disorders

  • Developing Support and Reach in the UE:  An NDT Workshop in the Management of UE Following Stroke or Brain Injury

  • Getting Ready to Stand and Walk:  An NDT Workshop in the Management of Adults with Stroke, Brain Injury and Other Neuro-motor Disorders

  • Managing the Lower Functioning Individual: An NDT Workshop in the Management of Adults with Stroke, Brain Injury and Other Neuro-motor Disorders

  • Managing the “Pusher”:  An NDT Perspective on Managing the Individual with Contraversive Pushing Tendencies Post-Stroke

  • Supporting Recovery of the Upper Extremity During ADLS Following Stroke or Brain Injury Using an NDT Approach

  • Teaming Up:  Supporting Recovery of the Upper Extremity While Addressing Cognitive and Perceptual Difficulties Following Stroke or Brain Injury Using An NDT Approach

  • An Intro to NDT: Where to Begin with the Lower Functioning Individual

  • NDT Introductory Course in the Management of Adults with Stroke, Brain Injury and Other Neuromotor Disorders - 2 day course

  • NDT Intermediate Level Workshop:  Function in the Upright Posture  Following Stroke or Brain Injury - 2 day course

  • NDT Intermediate Level Workshop:  Management of the Upper Extremity Following Stroke or Brain Injury - 2 day course

  • NDTA™ Certificate Course in the Contemporary Practice of NDT for the Management of Adults with Stroke and Brain Injury

  • NDTA Advanced Gait Course - 5 day course

  • NDTA Advanced UE Course - 5 day course

NDT Introductory Courses in the Management of Adults with Stroke, Brain Injury and Other Neuromotor Disorders

Date: September 28 - 29, 2024

Instructor: Karen Guha, PT, BScPT, C/NDT, CIDN, NDTA CI

Cost: $475.00 + HST ($536.75 CAD)

 

Course Description: 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 an 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 Objectives

Upon completion of the course the participants will:

  1. State the basic philosophy underlying the NDT approach to the treatment of adults with neurological dysfunction.

  2. Demonstrate basic skill in analyzing movement, both normal and abnormal, during sitting and standing activities and some transitions

  3. 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.

  4. Demonstrate basic handling skills to enhance patient’s functional movement as related to his/her functional goals.

  5. Demonstrate an increased repertoire of evaluation and treatment strategies for the individual with stroke, brain injury and other neuromotor disorders.

 

Requirements: Participants must be a registered Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Therapy Assistant or Registered Kinesiologist

 

Location:  Back Works Physiotherapy

                2415 University Ave E Suite 101

                Waterloo, ON  N2K 0H5

For more information contact Back Works Spinal and Sports Rehabilitation at reception@backworksphysiotherapy.ca or (519) 746-8172

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