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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 Jan 16, 2021  COURSE IS FULL - Please contact us to be added to our Wait List

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Challenges in Gait:  A Virtual NDT Workshop

 

Date:  Sat Jan 16, 2021                                              COURSE IS FULL - Please contact us to be added to our Wait List  

 

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 admin@backworks.ca or (519) 746-8172

 
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