SV11: Improving Functional Motor Skills in Adult Hemiplegia
Presented By: Isabelle M. Bohman, M.S., P.T.

3.5 Contact Hours - 0.35 CEUs - 3.50 PDUs
$15.00 per person
Course Description
This CEU program consists of 5 streaming videos. Some of the information in this program (parts of H2, H4 and H5) is included in the longer seminar SEM2A.

H1 Introduction to Treatment Concepts and Application of NDT Principles (16 min.)

Presented by Isabelle M. Bohman, M.S., P.T. This video discusses the basic NDT treatment approach to adult hemiplegia. Physical handling to facilitate active responses is discussed and the general principles of the NDT approach are presented.

H8 Alignment in Postural and Movement Transitions in the Normal Adult (37 min.)

Presented by Isabelle M. Bohman, M.S., P.T. Observation and analysis of movement and posture are essential to problem-solving and treatment application. This video describes, demonstrates and leads the viewer through an active understanding of the essential movement and postural components that need to be addressed in treatment. Analysis of the base of support, alignment in various postures, active trunk responses, lateral weight shifts, transitional movement components and facilitating transfers are included in this comprehensive look at movement control.

H2 Preparation for Moving into Gait (64 min.)

Presented by Isabelle M. Bohman, M.S., P.T. This video demonstrates treatment approaches to prepare the patient for independent gait. Emphasis is placed on establishing symmetry and weight bearing over the feet, organization of central trunk control and the ability to come to standing actively over the feet with weight equally distributed.

H4 Working for Better Alignment in Sitting and Standing (44min.)

Presented by Isabelle M. Bohman, M.S., P.T. This video demonstrates treatment techniques for improving trunk control for better sitting and standing. Emphasis is placed on facilitating an active trunk with the ability of the pelvis to adjust to anterior and posterior ranges, and active abdominal support. Work in standing is promoted to refine the stability and control gained in sitting.

H5 Preparing for Weight Bearing On an Arm (54 min.)

Presented by Isabelle M. Bohman, M.S., P.T. This video demonstrates treatment approaches for improving weight bearing on the involved arm and hand. Emphasis is placed on establishing proximal stability and progressing to distal support of the involved arm and hand.

There are no Handouts included for this course.
Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the basic philosophy and tenants of NDT treatment in adult hemiplegia.
2. Describe how the base of support and alignment influence movement and posture.
3. Describe the postural and alignment problems influencing the ability to establish readiness for improving gait.
4. Describe the basic movement and postural components required for good sitting and standing.
5. Describe the importance of shoulder stability and alignment to improving the ability of the involved hand and arm to support weight.
Seminar Level
Level I Introductory/no prerequisites required.
Accepted by NBCOT for PDUs. ,Approved by the New York PT Board, California PT Board and the Illinois PT Board. For other State PT Board approvals click on CEU Course Approvals on the CEU Course Listing Page.
High Speed Internet Connection Required. Wireless connections may not be consistently fast enough to watch long video files. You may need to have your computer connected directly to your high speed modem via an internet cable.
Target Audience
Occupational, speech, physical therapists, certified athletic trainers, and other rehabilitation specialists. For special needs requests please contact us at.
Order Options
This course is only available online.
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