What students are saying about taking the Neuro-IFRAH Certification course

"I have been working the past two years in acute rehab hospitals with stroke and TBI patients with lack of knowledge of how to effectively treat this patient population. I have struggled managing compensatory strategies that patients have developed, and failed as a clinician to help. This course has given me the wisdom and step by step approach that is something I have never heard before. I finally feel like I have the appropriate direction to lead my patient to success. I am excited to perform this approach on my patients and see an actual change to help to return them to normal function and give the patient hope again."

Carissa C.

"I am so beyond grateful to have been able to take this course, especially from Waleed. Prior to this course I felt very lost in how to progress my patients. Even between parts one and two I could already see my skills and my confidence growing. I saw my patients beginning to move with more control and found myself better able to pinpoint and target areas of impairment with more accuracy and ease. I look forward to future courses to continue to build and refine my skills to benefit my future patients and work towards a future in rehab that I will be proud to be a part of. Thank you for what you have taught me."

Lauren F.

"The knowledge and skills I learned from this course really changed my assessment and how I observe my patients. If I only focused on the arm function before, now I look at the whole-body structure and movements. All the skills are actually applicable and help patients to restore their body. I'm really happy that it also restores hopes in my patient’s life. I'm very excited to learn and develop more skills from Neuro-IFRAH thank you!"


"This course truly opened my eyes to a new way of viewing and assessing my patients whole body, a new expansive way of managing their treatment plan, an expansive view. It showed me my current skill limitations as well as the potential growth as a therapist if I continue with Neuro-IFRAH certification courses to better serve my patients and provide them with endless opportunities to regain their function and potential in their recovery process. My therapeutic lens now includes head to toe, range of body and mind, how the patient is connected and how the therapist has the potential to provide endless opportunities. Thank you."

Katie R.

"This course has completely changed my practice. I wish I was aware of and had taken it earlier. The patients deserve the ultimate best care that will truly make changes. This course has begun to give me the tools in order to do so. I am very excited to take the advanced clinical courses. I am very grateful for the passion, knowledge, and skills taught in this course."

Ashley K.

"Waleed’s class is incomparable to any other course offered. Thanks to his teaching, I have been able to learn how to evaluate body parts that I'd never been able to before. Including but not limited to, the pelvis, the foot, the ribs, and the shoulder girdle. I now know how to handle patients more effectively to promote movements a patient lacks and inhibit movements that are being overused. I now have a clearer plan to take my patients from assessment and progress them toward normal movement. And no longer feel like I am vaguely helping patients and hoping they get better. I feel like I am equipped to actually rehabilitate them. This should be the standard of practice for all neuro rehab."

William N.

"The way that I look at, assess, and handle patients has changed significantly since I started this course. My perspective on the way approaches are validated has also changed drastically since I started the class. I am very excited to grow my practice and take the advanced courses as well!"


"This course has changed how I approach my patients. It has improved my eye for movement. It has given me sequences and protocols to follow to improve my patients more quickly. It allows me to keep a safer environment. It has increased my creativity for using my environment with my patients. It has also added a physics lens to how I view the body and environments. It has improved how I advocate for patients and value the OT/PT's who I supervise. It has gotten me to have a greater appreciation for therapists who are handlers. It has encouraged me to build a team who won't do community practice."

Claudia M.

"This course has changed how I approach my patients. It has improved my eye for movement. It has given me sequences and protocols to follow to improve my patients more quickly. It allows me to keep a safer environment. It has increased my creativity for using my environment with my patients. It has also added a physics lens to how I view the body and environments. It has improved how I advocate for patients and value the OT/PT's who I supervise. It has gotten me to have a greater appreciation for therapists who are handlers. It has encouraged me to build a team who won't do community practice."

Claudia M.

"I definitely feel that I've gained skills to assess for the pockets that the patients are missing. I feel more confident in my skills to assist patients on their journey towards more normal movement.


"Definitely this course is a game changer. In my practice in treating/managing brain injury/stroke patients, this is the foundation I needed to make changes, a better change to my neuro patients and in the practice of my profession. If only all PT professions can see the way you see the patients in the world, a lot of patients can benefit on it.

This course gave me the confidence to assess and manage a stroke patient/brain injury. Not only by limb/ part but in holistic view, to see patient’s needs, or what is missing, and to work on them. I took this course because I am hungry to learn, I will take another course/advanced course in the future, definitely."

Jade G. A.

"This course greatly improved my ability to assess patients. I am now spending time before preparing my patients, looking at all this upper trunk, scapula, shoulder et cetera and utilizing problem solving sequence. I've learned to be more aware and intentional with where my hands are, what I say, how I set up the environment. Everything has a purpose."


"The class changed the way I think about my patients and their potential as well as transformational for me as a person and therapist. The course has been instrumental in my growth and has encouraged me to be an instrument of cultural change in the field!"

Robert H.

"Regarding change in assessment and management: my eyes are no longer glued to the outcome of an activity. I now assess a person's body in sequence from the lower to upper trunk, scapula, upper arm, forearm, hand, legs, and foot. It is very evident to me now when one is compensating via use of internal rotators. I now feel like I know how to manage an effected upper extremity after a stroke including the hand, especially the thumb. I'm excited to utilize the sequence of getting a patient to get return of movement I have seen in just a few sessions with the participants the major changes they can make, and the emotional impact it has on them."


"Assessment: this course has truly opened my eyes to just how connected everything in the body is and how movement in one place can impact movement in another, for better or worse. The role of me as a therapist is to intentionally use my hands and my body to help facilitate normal movement and prevent abnormal motor movement. In addition, this course showed me just how important activity analysis is to know what components are needed to assess my patients to see what they need. This course has shown me how to look at the whole body in the context of all of life’s activities.

In terms of management, the course has shown me how not to split the patient up by body part, but rather to work on  as a team for the whole body to prepare them for life. My perspective on the role of rehab to return a patient to their fullest potential has been strengthened, in addition to me recognizing my role in representing the patient in terms of all aspects so that small traumas do not become big traumas. This course has given me many pieces of the rehab puzzle, and although I'm still following the sequence to put this together, with every Piece I place, the bigger picture I see and the more I realize I need more pieces. I will see you in the advanced courses."

Emily K.

"My assessment and management have changed to now include the entire trunk, scapula in more detail, foot, and more lower body altogether. My management has changed so much by including more prep and mobilization before expecting to find activation right away. Also appropriate and safe techniques to facilitate. I feel like I learned a lot to maintain integrity of shoulder, wrist, knee, ankle. I feel more equipped to keep patients safe rather than put them at risk for injury."


"I feel I have changed the way I assess my patients from the moment I first meet them to our last encounter. I assess by seeing, and now by feeling and using anatomical landmarks strategically to decide how I will proceed with what the patient needs in treatment. This approach has also changed my management of my patients care. I now feel confident and empowered and equipped to better control how I handle, progress and empower my patients to work towards their potential. This approach changed my way of practicing, handling, thinking, problem solving... The list can go on and on. A million thanks!"

Amber G.

"I never consciously assessed my patients apart from evaluations. This course taught me how erroneous that is. Now, my assessments and observations have improved tremendously. I am excited to get back to practice and then continue taking the advanced courses. Well worth the investment!"

Elvy F.

"This course was very hands on and had great attention to detail. It was great learning the “why” we were completing sequences a certain way. Most of the time I feel like the “why” is missing. Specifically, my assessment has changed in that I assess my patients at every moment I am working with them. Using the problem-solving sequences and returning normal movement has made me realize how much more I need to and will assess my patients in all conditions of observation and think how to grade my treatments to make my patients successful and show them hope."

Michelle A.

"This was my second time taking this course, which gave me the opportunity to recognize how many essential components of movement I continue to overlook/underappreciate. Taking the course directly from Waleed truly emphasized the importance of considering every component an influence on movement (the environment, the words I use, the input I give, my facial expressions, my attitude) this changes my approach and interactions with patients so that I am more careful about not being the variable that impedes their progress. Thank you for the opportunity to witness through your management of the patients in this course that there truly is no limit in my ability to help my patients improve dash it is simply my responsibility to develop and hone my skills to do so by raising my standards."

Suzanne L.

"This has been a career changing course, and experience. My perspective of my role as a rehab clinician has changed and therefore so has my assessment and management. I feel more knowledgeable and confident in observing physical impairments and using my handling skills to address these impairments to facilitate normal movement during functional activities. I also feel like I have a better set of tools in my pocket for how to communicate what I'm doing and why to patient’s families and members of my interdisciplinary team thank you so much!"

Raquel S.

"I will never look at a person the same way again. Waleed has opened my eyes to a new world and I have not even seen the 1% of this world. This is how treatment and management should be handled in the first place and it's shocking this is not the norm. My assessment has changed how I treat and manage my patience and has given me idea on where to start and how to build a foundation. There is no other course even close that matches what this course offers."

Ivana P.

"This course will forever change my practice going forward. I feel as though I can better assess the whole patient and better evaluate their needs. I honestly believe that I've learned more practical tools in this course over two weeks than grad school. I am confident that with more practice I will be capable of showing my patients the sky is the limit. Thank you so much for sharing so much information. I am truly inspired to become the best therapist I can be for my patients."

Gretchen B.

"This course taught me to focus on observing for small movements and changes. It gave me a starting map for stroke rehab. I now know to notice and prevent associated movements to prevent coupling. Thanks so much sensei!"

Craig C.

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