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

  • NDT Introductory Workshop in the Management of Adults with Stroke, Brain Injury and Other Neuro-motor Disorders - Nov 30 – Dec 1, 2019  COURSE FULL

  • NDT Introductory Workshop in the Management of Adults with Stroke, Brain Injury and Other Neuro-motor Disorders - Feb 29 - Mar 1, 2020  COURSE FULL

  • Glenohumeral Drivers, the Shoulder Girdle & Their Connections to the Thoracic Rings - Skill Enhancement Workshop - Sunday March 8, 2020  Registration Form

  • NDT Introductory Workshop in the Management of Adults with Stroke, Brain Injury and Other Neuro-motor Disorders - June 6 - 7, 2020  Registration Form

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

 


Glenohumeral Drivers, the Shoulder Girdle & Their Connections to the Thoracic Rings

Skill Enhancement Workshop:  ConnectTherapy™ & the Thoracic Ring Approach™


DATE:  Sunday March 8, 2020

 

INSTRUCTOR:  Rabi Guha, PT, BSc.P.T., Cert.M.D.T., CAFCI, Dip. Manip. PT, FCAMPT, CGIMS, LJLCA


COST:  $295.00 + 13% HST (CAD)   Download Registration Form

 

LOCATION:  Back Works Spinal & Sports Rehabilitation, Waterloo ON

 

This 1-day workshop day will focus on Glenohumeral Drivers and the connections of these regions to whole body function & performance, and will be led by Certified Practitioner and Assistant, Rabi Guha. Some of the specific topics to be covered related to these regions include:

  • clinical reasoning for when the Glenohumeral are Secondary Drivers or Co-Drivers to other regions
  • relationship of Thoracic Rings to the Glenohumeral – determine the impact of the thorax on the Glenohumeral
  • when to use more passive, supported types of vector analysis & release vs. when to move into dynamic release for more efficient progression of exercise programs

Workshop aims are to:

  • enhance your skills in determining if the region shows non-optimal load transfer (NOLT) in different tasks
  • enhance your corrections skills of the region so you can more efficiently and confidently rule-in and rule-out that region as a Driver during Meaningful Task Analysis (MTA)
  • enhance your abilities to change from a 2-handed to 1-handed correction and identify the impact of your correction on other regions in the body
  • application of your skills into the ConnectTherapy Drivers Diagnostic Chart™ to understand relationships between regions in the body
  • practice release techniques for common vectors related to the region being a Driver, including Dynamic release techniques from ConnectTherapy
  • discuss the key treatment priorities for successful progression through Phase 1 and into Phase 2/3
  • discuss common connections and influences to be aware of in treatment related to the Driver theme for the day 

Class size is limited to twelve (12) participants. 

 

Qualifications/ Pre-requisites:

The course is designed for graduates of the ConnectTherapy Series, current Series participants who have completed the relevant course content, those wanting more feedback on skills prior to application to Certification after Part 4 of the ConnectTherapy Series, and is also helpful for those considering enrolling in Part 4.

Participants must have completed one of:

  • The Discover Physio Series
  • The Series with Dr. LJ Lee
  • The Series in The Integrated Systems Model (ISM) with Diane Lee
  • Part 2 of the ConnectTherapy Series or completion of the full ConnectTherapy Series

For more information please contact Janine Tasaka, Director of Education Planning at Janine@ljlee.ca or call 1.604.986.2777

 

If you would like to request a topic for future Skill Enhancement Workshops please email info@ljlee.ca to send your request as future workshops will be designed on participant feedback.


NDT Introductory Workshop in the Management of Adults with Stroke, Brain Injury and Other Neuro-motor Disorders

 

Dates:  Nov 30 – Dec 1, 2019  COURSE FULL - please contact us to be added to our Wait List and High Priority Notification List for the next time we run the course

             Feb 29 - Mar 1, 2020  COURSE FULL - please contact us to be added to our Wait List and High Priority Notification List for the next time we run the course

             June 6 - 7, 2020  Download Registration Form

 

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

 

Tuition:  $450 + HST ($508.50 Canadian)

 

Requirements:  Participants must be a Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Pathologist, Therapy/Rehab Assistant or Kinesiologist

 

Location:  Back Works Spinal & Sports Rehabilitation, 99 Northfield Dr E Suite 102, Waterloo, ON  N2K 3P9

 

Course description:  This two day introductory level course provides a unique opportunity for health care professionals to gain insight into the basic principles of the NDT approach and how it is applied to clinical practice to promote recovery of function in individuals with neurological impairments.  Current theoretical foundations and evidence supporting an NDT approach will be presented as well as specific and practical information about the management of the adult neurological patient.  The overall objective of this course is to enable participants to bring information back to their facility and apply it toward promoting more functional movement and achieving functional outcomes with their patients.

 

Upon completion of the course the participants will be able to:

  • State the basic philosophy  underlying the NDT approach to the treatment of adults with neurological dysfunction
  • Demonstrate basic skill in analyzing movement, both normal and abnormal, during sitting and standing activities and some transitions
  • Identify major impairments interfering with normal movement and function in the adult with stroke, brain injury and other neuromotor disorders such as incomplete spinal cord injury
  • Demonstrate basic handling skills to enhance patient’s functional movement as related to his/her functional goals
  • Demonstrate an increased repertoire of evaluation and treatment strategies for the individual with stroke, brain injury and other neuromotor disorders

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

 

 
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