This two or three day introductory level course is specifically designed for occupational therapists who work with patients affected by a stroke or brain injury. Licensed occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists and licensed physical therapy assistants require special permission for acceptance. This course will provide participants with a comprehensive whole body and whole person approach to assessment, management planning and management of walking. This course will utilize movement analysis and an effective, outcome oriented and inclusive management approach based on concepts of normal movement, movement sciences, the Neuro-Integrative Functional Rehabilitation and Habilitation approach (NEURO-IFRAH®) by Waleed Al-Oboudi. Creative progressions in resolving impairments and developing control and carry over for patients with various levels of function will be demonstrated and discussed. Therapists and assistants working in acute rehab, outpatient and home health will benefit from this workshop. The course format will include lecture, problem solving, demonstration of practical application of concepts by the instructors, practice labs and possibly videos demonstrating the application on patients. This course will be followed by intermediate level, advanced and ultra advanced courses on function in upright postures. 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 the intermediate course Function in Upright Postures.
Upon completion of the course participants will be able to:
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be Neuro-IFRAH Trained®.
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