NDT 1 & 2 Bundle: 5 Hours (.5 CEUs)

Facilitating Normal Movement in Hemiplegia: An Introduction to Neurodevelopmental Technique (NDT 1)


Take NDT 1 & 2 Bundle $59
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Course Description: 2 Hours (.2 CEUs)

This course will review the history and principles of Neurodevelopmental Technique (NDT) and explain how it applies to current treatment of patients with hemiplegia. A discussion of manual cues will precede a review of movement kinematics of the spine, pelvis, and scapula. Case studies will reinforce common movement dysfunctions of patients with hemiplegia.

Course Outline

Course Outline:

1. Define NDT
1. History
2. Medical Community vs. Bobath
3. Hierarchical model of motor control
4. Systems model of motor control
5. Historical vs. Current NDT

2. Outline the Principles of NDT
1. Individualize treatment
2. Emphasize normal movement
3. Use manual cues
4. Increase challenge on the involved side
5. Provide practice
6. Improve retention and carryover

3. Discuss current research regarding NDT

4. Review movement analysis
1. Spine/pelvis
2. Scapula
3. Hip
4. Common movement couples in sitting
5. Common movement couples in standing

5. Analyze common dysfunctional movement patterns in hemiplegia using case studies
6. Summary

Course Objectives:

Following completion of this course, the learner will demonstrate:
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

Neurofacilitation of Transfers: Exploring pivot transfers and sit to/from stand using manual facilitation techniques (NDT 2)

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:

Following completion of this course, the learner will demonstrate:
After completing this course you will have a better understanding of the following:
1. The history and principles of Neurodevelopment Technique
2. How NDT applies to the treatment of patients with hemiplegia
3. Manual cues and their role in facilitating normal movement
4. Normal biomechanics of the spine, pelvis, and scapula
5. Dysfunctional movement patterns present in hemiplegia

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 PTwebucation.com 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 5 hours.


Take NDT 1 & 2 Bundle $59
30 Days Unlimited Access