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
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.
Upon completion of this course,
participants will be able to:
- Identify the basic principles of management of
- Identify handling guidelines related to the
- Identify concepts related to the framework for
- Differentiate between normal and abnormal
movement in function.
- Identify the missing components of movement
that are interfering with patients’ abilities to function at a higher level.
- Apply handling techniques to help attain the
missing components of movement that are interfering with functioning at higher levels.
- 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