Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association Neuro-Developmental
Treatment Association
Connect with us on LinkedIn Become a fan on Facebook Follow NDTA on Twitter
NDTA Education: Continue
NDTA Education: Continue
Seminar ID #18S14MDNY
NDT: Exploring Postural Control with a Focus on Upright Function and Gait (18S14MDNY)

(2 days) . . . .April 13–14
Julie Pitz, NDTA Education Coordinator
800-869-9295 •
Monica Diamond, PT, MS, NCS, C/NDT



8:00 NDT Update: Principles, Philosophy and Scientific Basis of NDT

· Using the NDT Model of Clinical Problem Solving

· Justifying Treatment Decisions

9:15 What is Postural Control and Why is It Important?

· Postural Control: Making Function Possible

· Why Does Gravity Matter?

· Mobility / Stability Demands

· Timing and Sequencing Demands

10:00 BREAK

10:15 LAB: Evaluation and Facilitation of Essential Elements of Postural Control

· What are the Postural Control Demands of Various Tasks?

· Identification of Postural Control Problems

· Postural Control: A Critical Prerequisite for Arm and Leg Function

12:00 LUNCH

1:00 LAB: Postural Control in Sitting

· Assessing and Treating the Faulty Base of Support

· Re-education of Timing and Control for Dynamic Stability

· Treatment Strategies for Postural Control in Sitting

· Facilitating Functional Activities in Sitting

· Strategies for Managing the Effect of the UE on Postural Control

· Managing the Arm to Treat the Leg, and Vice Versa

2:00 LAB: Treatment Strategies for Leg Function

· Developing LE Components in Sitting

· The Hip: Essential for UE and LE Control!

3:00 Break

315 LAB: Sit to/from Standing and Transfers

· Using the Sit to Stand Transition to Treat Almost Anything!

5:00 Adjourn


8:00 Postural Control: What Does the Evidence Say?

8:30 Documentation: Objective Measures and Justification for Treatment

9:00 Lab: Bed Mobility and Transitions

· Developing Postural Control with Bed Mobility

· Using Transitions to Assess and Treat Elements of Postural Control

· Critical Components of LE Function That Can Be Addressed Via Bed Mobility Activities

10:00 Break

10:15 LAB: LAB: UE WB and NWB Activities

· Rationale and Use of Strategies in Weight-Bearing and Non-Weight-bearing

· The Essential Interaction Between the Head, Arm, Trunk and Leg – Why Treatment of the UE is So Difficult, and Why You Must Treat the Arm to Effectively Treat the Leg

11:00 Activities in Standing

· Critical Prerequisites for Safe Function in Standing

· Identification of Causes of Problems in Standing

· Addressing Postural Control to Prevent and Treat Atypical Tone

12:00 Lunch

1:00 LAB: Gait: Addressing the Postural Control Demands of Standing and Walking

· Moving in Upright: Critical Components of Postural Control for Gait

· Do Adjuncts and Assistive Devices Aid or Hinder Postural Control: How and Why?

· Treating the Arm to Improve Gait and Vice Versa

2:30 Break

2:45 Putting it All Together: Facilitation During ADL’s and Function

· Treating Postural Control and Movement to Achieve Function

· Facilitating Through Transitions and Within Function: Making Choices

· Designing HEPs That Make a Difference

· Setting Priorities for Treatment

· Addressing Multiple Problems Simultaneously

3:30 Case Examples

4:00 Adjourn

APPOT Approved
ASHA Approved
This seminar has been submitted for PT CEU’s in the host state.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund of the course registration fee, less $50 administrative fee, will be granted upon receipt of a written request postmarked on or before 30 days before the first day of the course. Cancellations by the attendee less than 30 days from the first day of the course are not eligible for any refund.


Sisters of Charity Hospital

2157 Main St.

Buffalo, NY 14214

Postural control is essential for all function. Participants in this course will gain understanding and skill in evaluating and treating the postural control problems of the individual with a neurological diagnosis, with an emphasis on the postural control components necessary for transfers, gait, and other aspects of upright control and lower extremity function. Lectures, labs and video case examples will ensure effective carryover from the seminar setting to the clinic. Participants will learn how to recognize correct and incorrect components of postural control, and how to facilitate improved function through effective assessment and treatment of postural control. Problem solving for individual patient needs will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced.

Suggested reading: The new NDTA book, Neuro-Developmental Treatment:  A Guide to NDT Clinical Practice, is recommended reading for anyone interested in learning more about NDT through a detailed explanation and case studies.

NDTA Education
Do you have ALL the pieces to your NDT puzzle?
NDTA Education: Continue
NDTA Education: Continue

® 2018 NDTA™ Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association. All rights reserved.
1540 S. Coast Highway, Ste 204, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: 800-869-9295 Fax: 949-376-3456
Accessibility  |  Disclaimer  |  Linking Policy