Postural control impacts a patient’s ability to independently perform ADLs, stand, and walk safely. Participants will learn how to facilitate improved functional use of the upper and lower extremity through effective assessment and treatment of postural control.
Postural Control for UE and LE Function: NDT Approach, Motor Learning, Evidence Based PracticeMonica Diamond
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Postural control is essential for all function. Participants will enhance their skills in evaluating and treating the postural control problems of the individual with a neurological diagnosis (adolescents, adults, geriatrics). Participants will appreciate how adequate postural control lays the foundation for functional movement and will learn to assess the impact of inadequate control in their patients. Postural control requirements for functions such as moving in bed, performing activities and ADL’s in sitting, and carrying out activities in standing and walking will be addressed. Participants will learn how to facilitate improved functional use of the arm and leg through effective assessment and treatment of postural control. Problem solving for individual patient needs will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced. Lectures, labs and video case examples will ensure effective carryover from the seminar setting to the clinic.
Discuss the ND Approach and its current theoretical basis in accordance with research
on motor control and motor learning
• Assess postural control and the elements that contribute to effective postural control
• Discuss current evidence re: postural control deficits in individuals with neurological diagnoses
• Identify various system impairments that may be responsible for an individual ’s postural control deficits
• Demonstrate treatment strategies to improve an individual’s postural control for specific activities, including functional use of the of the upper and lower extremity
• Integrate treatment of impaired postural control into an individualized treatment plan , and document it appropriately
Monica Diamond,PT, MS, NCS, C/NDT, is an active Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association Coordinator Instructorand International Bobath Instructors Training Association (IBITA) member with over 25 years experience teaching basic and advanced Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association approved courses for management of adult neuro patients. She has over 30 years experience treating adults with neurological diagnoses and continues her clinical practice at Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Institute at Columbia St. Marys in Milwaukee, WI where she treats patients in the acute rehab program, the inpatient brain injury and coma programs, the OP neuro rehab program, and the brain injury day treatment program.
Monica received her bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Wisconsin Madison and teaches NDT as an adjunct faculty member at several universities. She has completed clinical research and has presented at APTA, Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association and WCPT national and international conferences.
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