Neuro developmental treatment (Bobath)
Introductory course in treatment of adult hemiplegia

This course is full and on a waiting list only.  If you want to be placed on a waiting list, please register online.

PT, PTA, OT, COTA, SLP, SLPA, and other members of the Rehabilitation team , who work with stroke
and brain-injured adults.
Course level: Introductory
Date: Jan. 18-20, 2013
Check in time: Friday: 8-8:30 a.m. Registration
Class time: Friday: 8:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday: 8:30-4:30 p.m.  Sunday: 8:30-4:00 p.m.
Location: St. Catherine University.  601 25th Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55454
Room E560 and E570
Course Fee: $550

Contact Hours: 19.25

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Cathy Hazard, MBA, BSc, PT,
is a physiotherapist with over 24 years experience working with adults with varied neurological diagnosis. Her clinical background also includes experience working with adults with varied neurological diagnosis. Her clinical background also includes experience and continuing education courses in manual therapy and orthopedics. She obtained an MBA in 1993 while continuing to work as a PT.

She has been an NDT™ Coordinator Instructor in Adult Hemiplegia since 1998 and has taught introductory, certificate and advanced level NDT courses extensively throughout North America and internationally in such countries as Ireland, Hong Kong, Singapore, Estonia, Peru, Columbia, and Mexico. Cathy practiced in Calgary, Alberta, Canada for over 20 years in the acute, rehabilitation and outpatient phases of care. She is now working in private practice and Home Health on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
Cathy served as the Chair of the NDTA™s Instructor Group from 2002-2005 and a member of the Board of Directors of NDTA™ from 2003-2007. She has written two articles for the Neuroscience's Division's journal, Synapse, of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and an article for the NDTA™s Network.

Course Description
The interdisciplinary course is designed to give participants basic knowledge about NDT and how it is applied in clinical practice to promote recovery of function following neurological damage. Lab practice and patient demonstration will be emphasized in the learning process. Information will be presented in a cross-functional manner to incorporate all rehabilitation disciplines and practice settings.

Course participants will be able to:

  • Understand basic treatment concepts of NDT
  • Identify major impairments in the adult hemiplegic patient
  • Analyze normal and abnormal movement in functional activities
  • Utilize knowledge of NDT for making treatment choices related to impairments and activities

8-8:30 a.m.        Registration
8:30-9 a.m.        Introductions, Course Outline
9-10:45 a.m.      Lecture: Recovery of Function: Plasticity; What’s Possible?
10:45-11 a.m.     BREAK
11-12:30 p.m.     Lecture/Lab: Understanding Normal Movement
12:30-1:30 p.m.  Lunch
1:30-2:30p.m.     Lecture/Lab: continued
2:30-4:30 p.m.    Lab: Facilitating the Trunk

8:30-10:30 a.m.    Lab: Facilitating the Trunk cont’d
10:30-12:30 p.m.  Lab: Scooting on a Surface/Sit to Stand
12:30-1:30 p.m.    Lunch
1:30-2 p.m.          Lab: continued
2-4:30 p.m.          Patient Demonstration

830-9:15 p.m.       Discussion: Seating discussion
9:15-11:45 p.m.    Lab: Shoulder Girdle Assessment and Facilitation
11:45-12:30 p.m.  Discussion of the Painful Shoulder
12:30-1:30 p.m.    Lunch
1:30-3:30 p.m.     Gait Concepts and Basic Facilitation
3:30-4 p.m.          Questions and Wrap-Up

The course is approved by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for Category I credits. Approval number: #5723

This course is eligible for American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider credit. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.

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