Neurofacilitation of Transfers: Exploring pivot transfers and sit to/from stand using manual facilitation techniques

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Course Description: 3 Hours (.3 CEUs)

This course will introduce the use of manual facilitation for low pivot and sit to/from stand transfers. The rationale for each type of transfer is explained along with pictures and videos of the necessary manual cues to perform.

Course Outline

Course Outline:

1. Introduction of manual facilitation
2. Facilitation for desired components of movement
1. Lumbar extension
2. Lumbar flexion
3. Thoracic extension
4. Lateral lumbar flexion
5. Tibial alignment
6. Hip extension
3. Review low pivot transfers and each of the movement components
4. Discuss the progress of low pivot transfer
5. Review sit to/from stand and each of the movement components
6. Discuss the progression of sit to/from stand transfers
7. Identify strategies for transfers in different environments
8. Problem solving of challenges during transfers
9. Examples of documentation for transfers 10.Conclusion

Course Objectives:

After completing this course you will have a better understanding of the following:
1. Facilitation of the following motions: Lumbar extension, lumbar flexion, thoracic extension, lateral lumbar flexion, hip extension, and tibial alignment
2. The rationale and benefits of the low pivot and sit to/from stand transfers for the patient with hemiplegia
3. How to progress the low pivot and sit to/from stand transfer to increase the challenge
4. Problem solving for challenges during transfers
5. Proper documentation of transfers with facilitation

Presenter: Kristen Wilson PT, DPT, GCS, NDT Trained

Kristen Wilson PT, DPT, GCS, NDT Trained is a practicing physical therapist in Glen Mills, PA. She earned her Master’s degree from Ithaca College in New York, followed by her t-DPT from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Kristen completed Neurodevelopmental Technique Training in 2006 as well as was awarded American Physical Therapy Association Geriatric Certified Specialist in 2009. Kristen has treated as a physical therapist in several areas of care including inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing facility, home care, and outpatient therapy expanding her therapy repertoire across the entire continuum. In addition to treating in the clinic, she serves as an adjunct faculty member at Neumann University as well as lectures within the community and APTA. Currently, Kristen is the co-owner of Action Potential in Glen Mills PA, a one-to-one outpatient clinic that specializes in treating neurological, geriatric, and amputee populations.

Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants
Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate
*Handouts available for downloading/printing to all courses.
This course is presented in an online video format with audio lecture for each slide. Approximate length to take the course, including audio lecture, videos and all written material, is 3 hours.

Take Course $49
30 Days Unlimited Access