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Course Description

Since 1983, the Physiotherapy Department at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (formerly The Queen Elizabeth Hospital) has sponsored a variety of NeuroDevelopmental Treatment (NDT) courses.

This year, we will again offer the NDT/Bobath Certificate Course in the Management of Adults with Stroke and Brain Injury. Successful completion of this 16-day course provides eligibility to apply for the NDTA™ Certification Program.

Please note that course registration is limited to a maximum of 20 participants

Course Objectives

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain an understanding of NDT/Bobath principles.
  • Improve their ability to analyze typical and atypical movement.
  • Apply NDT/Bobath therapeutic handling strategies and techniques to individuals with neuromotor disorders.
  • Identify the relationship between participation restriction, functional activity limitations, ineffective posture and movement and impairments in individuals with neuromotor disorders.
  • Integrate this approach to management with concepts of neuroplasticity, recovery of function and motor learning theory.
  • Develop and demonstrate therapeutic handling strategies and skills necessary to improve the individual’s sensorimotor performance and overall functional abilities.


Course Prerequisites

Participants must be qualified Physical or Occupational Therapists, or Speech-Language Pathologists, with a minimum of one-year experience following graduation, and be presently working with adults with neurological impairments


Course Format

Course format will include lectures, patient demonstrations and treatment, and laboratory practice sessions. Patient demonstrations will be presented by the instructors. Participants will have laboratory sessions to practice various hands-on intervention strategies. Participants will also treat patients with guidance from the instructors.

Course Schedule

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. registration on the first day with class from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for the rest of the course

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