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    • Recovering Function
      Tiered NDT Curriculum
      Develop NDT skills at your own pace
    • Recovering Function
      RPSFTM Framework
      A Step-by-Step Problem Solving Framework
      for client interventions
    • Recovering Function
      Webinars and Mentoring Program
      Continue to build your NDT skills online
      Get help for your current client interventions
    Recovering Function
    Tiered NDT Curriculum
    Develop NDT skills at your own pace

    Recovering Function’s tiered Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) curriculum allows you to develop skills at your own pace by progressively alternating each tier’s course work with the application of learned skills on the job.


    Recovering Function
    RPSFTM Framework
    A Step by Step Problem-Solving Framework
    for Client Interventions

    Built upon the core principles of NDT the RPSF™ is a step by step framework of problem-solving strategies and manual cues for assessing potential and individualizing functional outcomes when implementing interventions for adult clients with hemiplegia.


    Recovering Function
    Webinars and Mentoring Program
    Continue to build your NDT skills online
    Get help for your current client interventions

    Tiered Curriculum webinars and mentoring sessions allow therapists and assistants to continue building skills between courses as well as request help with clients they are currently treating at work.

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    • Recovering Function
      Tiered NDT Curriculum
      Develop NDT skills at your own pace
      Tier-C
      Certification
      Implementing Interventions
    • Tier-A
      Advanced Training
      Clinical Reasoning and Manual Cues
    • Tier-I
      Introduction
      NDT Core Principles
    Tier-C
    Certification
    Implementing
    Interventions
    Recovering Function
    Tiered NDT Curriculum
    Develop NDT skills at your own pace

    Tier-A
    Advanced Training
    Clinical Reasoning
    and Manual Cues

    Tier-I
    Introduction
    NDT Core Principles
  • Webinars & Mentoring
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      Tiered Curriculum Webinars
      and Mentoring Program
      Build your NDT skills online
      Get help with your current client interventions
    • Tiered Curriculum Webinars
      Live, in-depth, online sessions
      to help you build your skills
    • Tiered Curriculum Mentoring ProgramTM
      Live, online sessions to help you with clients
      you are currently treating
    Recovering Function
    Tiered Curriculum Webinars
    and Mentoring Program
    Build your NDT skills online
    Get help with your current
    client interventions

    Tiered Curriculum
    Webinars
    Live, in-depth, online sessions
    to help you build your skills

    Tiered Curriculum
    Mentoring ProgramTM
    Live, online sessions
    to help you with clients
    you are currently treating
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Recovering Function for Adults with Hemiplegia Using the Principles of NDT
Recovering Function Tiered NDT Curriculum
Intro, Advanced, Certification
Providing Adult Hemiplegia Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) Courses for Occupational and Physical Therapists and Assistants Since 1991
  • Achieving Functional Outcomes
  • Controlling the trunk posture
  • Functional outcomes for Stella
  • Facilitating the involved LE
  • Controlling the pre-lift off posture
  • Facilitating the pre-lift off posture
  • Controlling the 1/2 standing posture
  • Facilitating muscle activity
  • After one hour
  • Use of your hands
  • Facilitating a safe transfer
  • Moving to the touch down posture
  • Edna two person max assist
  • NDT is cost effective
  • Lateral lumbar flexion
  • ROM for lateral lumbar flexion
  • Facilitating the lateral lumbar flexors
  • Facilitate ROM for lumbar extension
  • Assessing Edna's lumbar extension
  • Facilitate ROM for scapular adduction
  • Increase adduction of Joe's scapula
  • ROM for scapular depression
  • Lengthen Edna's scapular elevators
  • Active weight bearing of the UE
  • Facilitate muscle activity
  • Edna actively weight bearing
  • The kinesthetic experience
  • Control of standing postures
  • The optimal standing posture
  • Standing before stepping
  • Stepping up and lateral
  • Controlling the mid-stance posture
  • Taking the first step in gait
  • The mid-stance posture in gait
  • Biomechanics of the trunk
  • Moving from supine to sitting
  • Stella moving from supine to sitting
  • Using the foot as part of the BOS
  • Increasing ROM of the ribcage
  • Increasing ROM for Edna's ribcage
  • Inhibit excessive muscle activity
  • Using body with arm
  • The Extended Trunk Posture
  • Practicing with your instructor
  • Applying what you have learned
  • Movement within functional activities
  • Increasing ROM for lumbar flexion
  • Challenging the involved LE
  • Preparing the involved LE
  • The trunk influences the extremities
  • Adapting the environment
  • Challenging Glen's left involved side
  • Challenging the involved extremities
  • Facilitating shoulder joint flexion
  • Weight bearing with shoulder flexion
  • Handouts to reinforce your learning
  • Facilitating the swing phase in gait
  • Simultaneous labs
"Why didn't I learn this information sooner!!! I feel that with this information and clinical instruction, I already can be a more effective therapist."

"I feel rejuvenated as a therapist. I am so excited to go back and put my knowledge to use. I wish I would have attended this course earlier in my career and would have been able to provide my patients more quality treatment."

"All four days I kept thinking - why didn't I take this course before? I could have helped so many of my clients who were not happy to be discharged from my care, but I had to because I had seen them long enough and I couldn't do any more for them."

"I would highly recommend this course to any OT, PT, or SLP. Thank you for your time and sparking my interest to incorporate the technique. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to take this course."

"This was a great course and I am glad I did it at the beginning of my career."

"The course was very informative. I enjoyed the hands-on labs since I am a visual/tactile learner."

"Loved the course. Can't wait for Parts III and IV."

"Thank you for providing a course that is appropriate for a variety of skill levels and one that can be immediately utilized at the completion of the course. And the complete handouts are excellent! Best ever!"

"Loved that the traditional 'segmentation (UEvsLE)' of the person for OTvs.PT was 'dispelled'. Wish all of my colleagues took this course."
  • Intro
  • Advanced
  • Certification
  • Schedule
  • Descriptions
Schedule
Intro Courses

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  • Parts I & II
Introduction to NDT (Part I): Achieving Functional Outcomes for Adults with Hemiplegia Using the Principles of NDT
NDT Instructor: Cathy Runyan OTR/L
Getting Results Faster (Part II): Managing the Hemiplegic UE from an NDT Perspective
NDT Instructor: Cathy Runyan OTR/L
Getting Results Faster (Part II): Using NDT to Increase Challenge of the LE's and to Improve Gait
NDT Instructor: Peggy Miller PT
Certificates for Part I and Part II are 15 contact hours each (30 for the two part package)
Register for Part I and either Part II (UE or LE) of this four day course at the same time to receive the listed package price
Currently scheduled locations
San Jose, CA
Regional Medical Center
Jan 4 - 5, 2018 (Part I) $375
Jan 6 - 7, 2018 (Part II) $375
Part I prerequisite: None
Part II prerequisite: Part I
Part I + Part II package: $650
Course descriptions
Crowne Plaza room rate $119
guaranteed until 12/02/17
(408) 321-9500

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Atlanta, GA
Emory Brain Health Center
Feb 17 - 18, 2018 (Part I) $375
Feb 19 - 20, 2018 (Part II) $375
Part I prerequisite: None
Part II prerequisite: Part I
Part I + Part II package: $650
Course descriptions
Holiday Inn room rate $109
guaranteed until 1/17/18
(770) 934-6000

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Houston, TX
Bayshore Medical Center
Mar 2 - 3, 2018 (Part I) $375
Mar 4 - 5, 2018 (Part II) $375
Part I prerequisite: None
Part II prerequisite: Part I
Part I + Part II package: $650
Course descriptions
LaQuinta Inn room rate $99
guaranteed until 2/14/18
(281) 991-7771

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Baltimore, MD
Good Samaritan Hospital
Mar 8 - 9, 2018 (Part I) $375
Mar 10 - 11, 2018 (Part II) $375
Part I prerequisite: None
Part II prerequisite: Part I
Part I + Part II package: $650
Course descriptions
Hilton Inn room rate $139
guaranteed until 2/05/18
(410) 235-5400

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Rockville Centre, NY
Mercy Medical Center
Mar 15 - 16, 2018 (Part I) $375
Mar 17 - 18, 2018 (Part II) $375
Part I prerequisite: None
Part II prerequisite: Part I
Part I + Part II package: $650
Course descriptions
Holiday Inn room rate $150
guaranteed until 2/14/18
(516) 596-3000

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St. Louis, MO
Mercy Hospital St. Louis
Apr 5 - 6, 2018 (Part I) $375
Apr 7 - 8, 2018 (Part II) $375
Part I prerequisite: None
Part II prerequisite: Part I
Part I + Part II package: $650
Course descriptions
Hilton Inn room rate $134
guaranteed until 3/14/18
(314) 993-1100

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West Palm Beach, FL
Morse Geriatric Center
Apr 14 - 15, 2018 (Part I) $375
Apr 16 - 17, 2018 (Part II) $375
Part I prerequisite: None
Part II prerequisite: Part I
Part I + Part II package: $650
Course descriptions
Holiday Inn room rate $115
guaranteed until 3/30/18
(561) 472-7020

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