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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.
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