This two or three day intermediate level course is designed for physical and
occupational therapists and certified physical and occupational therapy assistants who work with adults with Hemiplegia from a stroke or brain injury. This course covers the development and
reacquisition of functional control in upright postures for patients at various levels of function. Special emphasis will be placed on ascending and descending stairs, squatting, kneeling, stooping,
transitions to and from the floor, climbing and various labs designed to increase mobility and dynamic control throughout the body. Information will be shared by lecture, lab and possibly using video
or other visual aids.
*Completion of the Neuro-IFRAH
course Asssessment and Management of Functional Gait is a requirement prior to taking this course.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify missing components of movement interfering with function in upright
postures in various conditions of observation.
- Identify steps for grading stairs, ascending and descending, squatting,
kneeling, stooping, transitions to and from the floor and climbing for patients at various levels of function.
- Identify progressions for developing mobility and control throughout the
- Identify progressions for running, jumping, skipping and development of whole
body coordination as well as coordination of movements with other systems.
- Apply handling techniques on other course participants and
- Identify considerations for providing home programs, modification of the
environment and achieving carry over.
- Design and provide a home program to ensure effective carry over and integration
in patients daily activities and roles.
Upon successful completion of the course,
participants will be Neuro-IFRAH Trained®.
Recommended Reading: “Back to the Summit” by Sen. Omer