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Challenges and Opportunities Using the NDT Framework for Patients with Severe Involvement

Kris Gellert, OTR/L, C/NDT, Monica Diamond, PT, MS, NCS, C/NDT, Takashi Misuda, PT, C/NDT
2 Continuing Education Credit(s) Available
In today’s healthcare environment, many caregivers are challenged to “do more with less.” Patients presenting for rehabilitation services are sicker and expected to complete services and return home more quickly than in years past, and healthcare facilities are challenged to show excellent outcomes in shorter amounts of time. This is especially difficult when evidence suggests that rest is an important factor in the recovery of those with neuropathology (1). Today’s clinicians need to be goal directed, and knowledgeable about the various sequelae that follow many different neurological diagnoses. In the case of the patient who is severely involved, this is exceptionally challenging.

Educational Level: Intermediate

Learning Outcomes:
1) Knowledge of the importance of both skilled observation as well as handling as critical aspects to a comprehensive assessment for the patient with multi system impairments.

2) Understanding of the use of the NDT approach to guide problem solving and clinical decision making to develop effective treatment interventions for those with multi-system involvement.

3) Awareness that an evaluation of patient’s individual needs, desires and abilities is critical to enhance participation and to ensure meaningful and functional interventions (or, outcomes?) using the NDT approach.

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Non Member Price: $80.00

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Managing Adults with Hemiplegia—An NDT/Bobath Perspective (18S08KKWA)
Dates: January 20th-21st, 2018
Location: Good Samaritan Hospital/MultiCare Health System
Puyallup, WA
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NDT/Bobath Certificate Course in the Management and Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy and Other Neuromotor Disorders
Dates: February 02, 2018-October 16, 2018
Location: Connect and Ability at Warm Springs
San Antonio, TX
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NDT/Bobath Certificate Course in the Management of Adults with Stroke and Brain Injury
Dates: February 04th-17th, 2018
Location: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Mid-Cities
Bedford, TX
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