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The following courses are being offered at Back Works. Please check this page regularly as new courses may be added.​

  • Developing Support & Reach in The UE:  A Virtual NDT Workshop - Sun Sept 27, 2020  Registration Form

  • Promoting Recovery at the Bedside:  A Virtual NDT Workshop - Sun Nov 1, 2020  Registration Form

  • Challenges in Gait:  A Virtual NDT Workshop - Sun Nov 8, 2020  Registration Form

Cancelled courses:

  • Teaming Up:  Supporting Recovery of the Upper Extremity While Addressing Cognitive and Perceptual Difficulties Following Stroke or Brain Injury Using An NDT Approach - Saturday Oct 24, 2020
  • NDT Introductory Workshop in the Management of Adults with Stroke, Brain Injury and Other Neuro-motor Disorders - Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2020

**  If interested, please ask to be put on our course update list and you will receive an email to notify you of new courses being added to the schedule.**


Developing Support & Reach in The UE:  A Virtual NDT Workshop

 

Date:  Sun Sept 27, 2020

 

Instructor:  Karen Guha, PT, BSc PT, C/NDT, CIDN, NDTA Coordinator Instructor

 

Cost: $240.00 plus HST ($271.20)  Download Registration Form

 

Requirements:  Participants must be a Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Pathologist, Therapy/Rehab Assistant or Kinesiologist

 

Location:  Online via Zoom, presented by Back Works Spinal & Sports Rehabilitation

 

Workshop Description:  Many individuals who suffer from a neurological injury post CVA or brain injury have limitations in using their involved upper extremity in function.  Activating and progressing the involved upper extremity for function, is a consistent goal for both patients and therapists.  This one-day virtual workshop will present NDT principles related to coordinated movements of the trunk and upper extremity for active support and for developing reach.   The workshop will provide an opportunity for analysis of the role of the upper extremity in function and the assessment of movement dysfunction in the upper extremity. Various treatment strategies will be explored to facilitate active support and progress an upper extremity for reach.

The workshop will contain didactic information, group breakout sessions, detailed lab information with handouts, and videos to watch.  The session with have live, virtual interaction with the instructor throughout the workshop.

There is also an optional lab component for those individuals who would like time to practice the labs and receive live virtual feedback from the instructor.  Individuals who register for this component will need to have a colleague, family member or friend, who is available for the lab practice.

 

Upon completion of this virtual workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the principles of the NDT approach to the treatment of adults with neurological impairments and particularly as applied to management of the upper extremity in an individual post stroke or brain injury
  • Identify major impairments that interfere with developing upper extremity function in an individual post stroke or brain injury
  • Explore treatment strategies to address impairments and develop support and reach functions in the more involved upper extremity

 

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


Promoting Recovery at the Bedside:  A Virtual NDT Workshop

 

Date:  Sun Nov 1, 2020

 

Instructor:  Karen Guha, PT, BSc PT, C/NDT, CIDN, NDTA Coordinator Instructor

 

Cost: $240.00 plus HST ($271.20)  Download Registration Form

 

Requirements:  Participants must be a Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Pathologist, Therapy/Rehab Assistant, Kinesiologist or RN, RPN or PSW.

 

Location:  Online via Zoom, presented by Back Works Spinal & Sports Rehabilitation

 

Workshop Description:  Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) is a treatment approach that therapists/health care practitioners use to promote recovery in an individual who has suffered a neurological injury. The research indicates that individuals who suffer from a neurological injury need a lot of practice of their more involved side to drive neuroplasticity.  Whenever possible, it is critical that our interactions with our patients are therapeutic and encourage recovery.

This one-day virtual workshop will allow members of the health care team to problem solve various functional activities at the bedside and explore ways to assist our patients perform these activities in a more therapeutic way.  It will focus on ways to engage the patient so that they are actively participating and promoting use of the more involved side.  The workshop will contain didactic information, group breakout sessions, detailed lab information with handouts, and videos to watch.  The session with have live, virtual interaction with the instructor throughout the workshop.

There is also an optional lab component for those individuals who would like time to practice the labs and receive live virtual feedback from the instructor.  Individuals who register for this component will need to have a colleague, family member or friend, who is available for the lab practice.

 

Upon completion of this workshop the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the research supporting recovery of an individual who has suffered a neurological injury
  • Identify components of typical bed mobility and activities in sitting
  • Explore how to set up a patient and facilitate bed mobility and activities in sitting, to promote recovery in an individual who has neurological impairments.

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


Challenges in Gait:  A Virtual NDT Workshop

 

Date:  Sun Nov 8, 2020

 

Instructor:  Karen Guha, PT, BSc PT, C/NDT, CIDN, NDTA Coordinator Instructor

 

Cost: $240.00 plus HST ($271.20)  Download Registration Form

 

Requirements:  Participants must be a Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Pathologist, Therapy/Rehab Assistant or Kinesiologist

 

Location:  Online via Zoom, presented by Back Works Spinal & Sports Rehabilitation

 

Workshop Description:  For individuals’ post-stroke or brain injury to be truly independent when walking, they need to be challenged beyond forward walking.  Many individuals continue to walk with gait deviations, and therefore struggle to walk at different speeds, on different surfaces, to change directions, and combine gait with other activities.  This one-day virtual workshop will present NDT principles related to preparation for and treating in function during standing and walking.  This workshop will focus on strategies to facilitate the trunk, UE and LE with the goal of improving gait, by exploring challenges in standing, and during various gait activities.

The workshop will contain didactic information, group breakout sessions, detailed lab information with handouts, and videos to watch.  The session with have live, virtual interaction with the instructor throughout the workshop.

There is also an optional lab component for those individuals who would like time to practice the labs and receive live virtual feedback from the instructor.  Individuals who register for this component will need to have a colleague, family member or friend, who is available for the lab practice.

 

 

Upon completion of this workshop the participants will be able to:

  • Identify components of typical gait
  • Identify major impairments that interfere with gait and gait activities in an individual post stroke or brain injury
  • Explore treatment strategies to address impairments which limit an individual’s functioning in standing and gait

 

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

 
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