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

  • Challenges in Gait:  A Virtual NDT Workshop - Sat Apr 17, 2021  Registration Form

  • Treating the Individual with Ataxia:  A Virtual NDT Workshop -  Sat Apr 24, 2021  Registration Form

  • An Intro to NDT:  Where to Begin with the Lower Functioning Individual - 1-day Virtual Workshop - Sat May 29, 2021  Registration Form

  • Managing the High Tone UE:  A Virtual NDT Workshop - Sat June 12, 2021  Registration Form

The following are some of the courses we offer -- please contact us if you are interested in being placed on a High Priority Notification List for any of these workshops:

  • Promoting Recovery at the Bedside:  A Virtual NDT Workshop
  • Developing Support and Reach in the UE:  An NDT Workshop in the Management of UE Following Stroke or Brain Injury

  • Getting Ready to Stand and Walk; An NDT Workshop in the Management of Adults with Stroke, Brain Injury and Other Neuro-motor Disorders

  • Managing the “Pusher”:  An NDT Perspective on Managing the Individual with Contraversive Pushing Tendencies Post-Stroke

  • Supporting Recovery of the Upper Extremity During ADLS Following Stroke or Brain Injury Using an NDT Approach

  • Teaming Up:  Supporting Recovery of the Upper Extremity While Addressing Cognitive and Perceptual Difficulties Following Stroke or Brain Injury Using An NDT Approach

  • NDT Introductory Course in the Management of Adults with Stroke, Brain Injury and Other Neuromotor Disorders - 2 day course

  • NDT Intermediate Level Workshop:  Function in the Upright Posture  Following Stroke or Brain Injury - 2 day course

  • NDT Intermediate Level Workshop:  Management of the Upper Extremity Following Stroke or Brain Injury - 2 day course

  • NDTA Advanced Gait Course - 5 day course

  • NDTA Advanced UE Course - 5 day course

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


Challenges in Gait:  A Virtual NDT Workshop

 

Date:  Sat Apr 17, 2021                                            Download Registration Form

 

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

 

Cost: $240.00 plus HST ($271.20) 

 

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 reception@backworksphysiotherapy.ca or (519) 746-8172

 


Treating the Individual with Ataxia - A Virtual NDT Workshop

 

Date:  Sat Apr 24, 2021                                            Download Registration Form

 

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

 

Cost: $215.00 plus HST ($242.95) 

 

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:  This one-day virtual workshop provides an opportunity for health care professionals to gain insight into treating the individual with ataxia.  Treating the individual with ataxia can often be a very challenging experience for the clinician.  Perhaps this is because we have focused on addressing the clinical symptoms rather than the underlying impairments.  This workshop will explore primary impairments present in the individual with ataxia, current theoretical evidence and treatment strategies using a NDT approach.  The overall objective of this workshop is to provide clinicians with knowledge and skills they can use in treating the individual with ataxia to promote positive functional outcomes.

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 the workshop the participants will:

  • Gain knowledge of the current literature and how we use this information within the NDT Practice Model in treating the individual with ataxia.
  • Identify major impairments interfering with normal movement and function in the individual with ataxia.
  • Explore treatment strategies to address impairments in the individual with ataxia and work within functional activities including activities in sitting, standing and gait

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


An Intro to NDT:  Where to Begin with the Lower Functioning Individual - 1-day Virtual Workshop

 

Date:  Sat May 29, 2021                                            Download Registration Form

 

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

 

Cost: $240.00 plus HST ($271.20) 

 

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:  This one-day virtual workshop will introduce health care professionals to the current theoretical foundations of NDT and its application in clinical practice to promote recovery in adults with neurological impairments. This workshop will focus on the importance of engaging the individual in a task, the role of the “set-up”, and use of handling maximize recovery.  There will be opportunities to analyze various functional activities in order to help identify impairments in our clients/patients. We will focus on handling strategies to assist the client/patient who is lower functioning.  This will include therapeutic transfers, facilitating the trunk, progressions in sitting to standing in preparation for gait and functional activities in standing.  We will explore how to use a second person when working with the lower functioning individual (assist x 2).  The workshop will provide participants with additional skills to enhance consistency in patient care and contribute to the overall team rehabilitation efforts of achieving functional outcomes for patients.  

The workshop will contain didactic information, problem solving sessions, detailed lab information with handouts, and videos to watch.  The session will 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. You will need just one person for the lab practice.

 

 

Upon completion of the workshop the participants will:

  • Understand current literature and apply this within the NDT Clinical Practice Model to treat the individual with neurological impairments.
  • Identify major impairments interfering with function in the adult with stroke, brain injury and other neuromotor disorders.
  • Explore treatment strategies (assist of one and two) to address impairments within functional activities including therapeutic transfers, activities in sitting and standing.

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


Managing the High Tone UE:  A Virtual NDT Workshop

 

Date:  Sat June 12, 2021                                            Download Registration Form

 

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

 

Cost: $240.00 plus HST ($271.20) 

 

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:  High tone is a common clinical presentation following a stroke or brain injury.  Hypertonicity can have a negative impact on recovery of the upper extremity. This one-day virtual workshop will present NDT principles and intervention strategies related to managing the high tone upper extremity. The overall objective of this workshop is to provide clinicians with knowledge and skills to maximize function in an individual who has a high tone upper extremity.

The workshop will contain didactic information, group breakout sessions, detailed lab information with handouts, and videos to watch.  The session will 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 high tone upper extremity following a stroke or brain injury.
  • Identify major impairments that interfere with developing upper extremity function in an individual who has high tone.
  • Explore treatment strategies to address impairments, and problem solve how to modify surfaces in order to facilitate activity in the high tone upper extremity.

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

 

 
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