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Intended Audience: PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs
CEU's: 12.75 credit hours
Course Description: This 2-day course introduces the theory and treatment principles of the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Approach as currently applied to adults with hemiplegia resulting from stroke or traumatic brain injury. Unique to the NDT Approach is the emphasis on functional movement analysis; and the application of tactile feedback to enhance effective movement strategies for successful completion of meaningful, functional tasks. The course emphasizes a problem solving approach to patient assessment and treatment based on an understanding of functional limitations, system impairments and motor dysfunction. The information presented includes a discussion of the following topics: research supporting neurorecovery and neuroplasticity; identification of treatment variables that promote neuroplastic changes; and the application of complimentary treatment strategies to enhance functional outcomes. The course includes videotape presentations and a patient treatment demonstrated by the instructor. Therapeutic handling techniques utilized in treatment to address motor dysfunction will be demonstrated and practiced in interactive problem-solving laboratory session.
Instructor: Jodi A. Renard, PT, DPT, C/NDT earned her Bachelor of Science in Allied Medical Professions with a major in Physical Therapy and The Ohio State University in 1995 and completed her Transitional Doctorate Degree of Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University in August 2011. In addition to being a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association (NDTA), Jodi is also an APTA credentialed clinical instructor and is an NDTA Adult Course PT Instructor. She is NDTA Inc. trained and has attended the NDT Concepts Applied to Orthotic Fabrication course in 2004, the Advanced NDT Gait course in 2006 and 2012 and the Advanced Upper Extremity course in 2011. Ms. Renard served as a third instructor in a NDTA Adult Certificate course in 2007, 2010, 2012 through 2014 and has been assisting in lab portions of NDT Introductory continuing education course since 2002. She was a speaker on post-traumatic dizziness at the 2012 Brain Injury Summit, hosted by Craig Hospital in Beaver Creek, Colorado and The Grant Trauma Conference in 2013. She specializes in the treatment of brain and stroke conditions and vestibular rehabilitation. She has experience working with neurologically impaired clients along the continuum of care. She currently works for the OhioHealth Outpatient Neurological Rehabilitation in Columbus, Ohio.