Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association Neuro-Developmental
Treatment Association
Connect with us on LinkedIn Become a fan on Facebook Follow NDTA on Twitter

Distance Learning Articles

The Relationship of the Quality of Posture and Movement to Outcomes of Intervention

By Marcia Stamer, MH, PT, C/NDT
2 Continuing Education Credit(s) Available
As clinicians who practice using Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT), the term quality of movement is familiar. In 1977, Mrs. Bobath stated that “treatment becomes a constant feedback between patient and therapist. The reactions of the patient to what the therapist does with him, give her continuous information about his changing postural tone and the quality of his movements.” 1p310 Mrs. Bobath focused on the functional potential of the involved side of patients with hemiplegia after individualized assessment of functional abilities and disabilities and careful analysis of the problems (impairments in today’s terminology) that underlie lack of control of posture and selective movement. She noted, too, that her approach was not everyone’s approach to treatment. “Various methods of treatment have been evolved by different schools of thought, each with a different theoretical basis and each with different techniques of treatment devised according to the way in which the originators of each method see the patients’ problems.” 1p310

Education Level: Intermediate

Learning Outcomes: The reader will be able to
1. Define the terms recovery, compensation, and quality of movement as they are used in the rehabilitation literature, then differentiate their meanings for researchers and clinicians.
2. State why quality of movement matters to clinicians in terms of the international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF model).
3. Write outcome goals for patients that include how quality of movement is a part of function, not separate from it.
Member Price: $40.00
Non Member Price: $80.00

Learner Cancellation Policy: In the event that a learner decides they do not want to complete an article or video in the NDTA Distance Learning that they purchased, the learner would be fully refunded. This would be pending investigation that the learner has not already completed the article and/or video post-test.

Provider Cancellation Policy: The NDTA deserves the right to remove articles and videos from the NDTA Distance Learning at any time. Upon removing an article and/or video from the Distance Learning, it would be inaccessible to the public and to NDTA members. If an article and/or video being removed resulted in an individual requiring a refund, then that individual would be fully refunded.

The Use of Therapeutic Aquatics for Functional Gains Through the Life Span (18S35JSAINT)
Dates: May 31, 2018-June 02, 2018
Location: My Whole Child, Centre for Children with Special N
Click here for more information.

Utilizing NDT and Sensory Integration Strategies to Facilitate Functional Skills Through Play
Dates: May 31, 2018-June 01, 2018
Location: Therapeutic Interventions of Georgia, Inc.
Augusta, GA
Click here for more information.

Integrated Treatment Strategies For the Rib Cage, Shoulder Girdle and Upper Extremities
Dates: June 01st-03rd, 2018
Location: The Learning Center of Northeast Arkansas Inc
Jonesboro, AR
Click here for more information.

® 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