NEURO-IFRAH® Introduction to the (NEURO-IFRAH®) Approach in the Treatment and Management of Adults with Hemiplegia from a Stroke or Brain Injury

Course Description:

This two or three day 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 provides participants with an introduction to the Neuro-IFRAH® principles of management and a practical application of these principles to increase function. Participants will be able to apply the information learned in a variety of treatment settings including acute care, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, home care, and skilled nursing facilities.

This course will consist of interactive lecture and hands on lab. Lab sessions will emphasize the development of patient handling skills through working with other participants. Information will be shared by lecture, lab and possibly using video or other visual aids.

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the basic principles of management of the Neuro-IFRAH®
  2. Identify handling guidelines related to the Neuro-IFRAH®
  3. Identify concepts related to the framework for normal movement.
  4. Differentiate between normal and abnormal movement in function.
  5. Identify the missing components of movement that are interfering with patients’ abilities to function at a higher level.
  6. Apply handling techniques to help attain the missing components of movement that are interfering with functioning at higher levels.
  7. Integrate concepts related to normal movement, principles of management, handling guidelines, and handling techniques into ADLs and other functional activities.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be Neuro-IFRAH Trained®.

Recommended Reading: “Back to the Summit” by Sen. Omer Rains

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