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An Introduction to the NDT Perspective

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OhioHealth Upper Arlington Rehabilitation

3363 Tremont Road

Columbus, OH 43221

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Developing Movement Strategies for Function in Adults with Hemiplegia

Instructor Jodi Renard, PT, DPT, C/NDT, NDTA Adult Course PT Instructor

Saturday, October 12 (7:30am - 5:15pm) to Sunday, October 13 (10am - 2:30pm)

Intended Audience: PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs

General registrant: $250 (plus Eventbrite fees)
OhioHealth registrant: $100

CEU's: 12.75 credit hours approved through Ohio OT/PT boards

Cancellation and Refund Policy: OhioHealth reserves the right to cancel or delay this course due to any unforeseen circumstances. In the event this meeting would have to be canceled, OhioHealth will refund your registration fee. We are not responsible for any travel, hotel or other costs incurred. If a participant cancels, refund of conference fee minus a 25% administrative charge will be made if written notice of cancellation is received no later than October 5, 2019. No refunds will be granted after October 5, 2019.

Course Description:

This two 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 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 demonstrate by the instructor. Therapeutic handling techniques utilized in treatment to address motor dysfunction will be demonstrated and practiced in interactive problem-solving laboratory session.


Jodi A. Renard, PT, DPT, C/NDT was named a NDTA Inc., Adult Course PT Instructor in 2014 and Coordinator Instructor in 2019. She received a B.S. in Allied Medical Professions with a major in Physical Therapy in 1995 from Ohio State University and her clinical doctorate degree from Shenandoah University in 2011. She was NDTA Inc., trained in 1998 and served as a PT instructor candidate for NDTA Adult Certificate courses starting in 2007. Prior to entering the process of becoming an instructor, Jodi assisted in lab portions of NDT Introductory continuing education courses since 2002. She was a speaker on post-traumatic dizziness at the 2012 Brain Injury Summit, hosted by Craig Hospital in Beaver Creek, Colorado; The Grant Trauma Conference, Columbus, OH in 2013, the OhioHealth Neuroscience Symposium, Columbus, OH in 2015, and the OhioHealth Vestibular Rehabilitation Course annually from 2016 to present. She is a certified brain injury specialist since 2019. 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 as a clinician and serves as the Acquired Brain Injury PT Program Coordinator for the OhioHealth Outpatient Neurological Rehabilitation in Columbus, Ohio.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course the participant should:

1) Understand the theoretical basis of the NDT Approach; treatment principles and rationale for therapeutic handling consistent with motor learning principles.

2) Understand the importance of planning treatment strategies to promote both neurorecovery and neuroplasticity.

3) Demonstrate basic assessment skills to identify functional limitations, system impairments, and motor dysfunction.

4) Begin to utilize therapeutic handling to address system impairments; enhance functional outcomes and neurorecovery.


Saturday, Oct 11, 2019 (7:30am – 5:15pm) = 8.25 hours

7:30 –8:00 Registration

8:00 – 9:30 Lecture: “NDT Clinical Practice, Where are we now?”

“Movement Analysis, the Key to Patient Assessment”

9:30-11:00 Therapeutic Handling Introduction at the Trunk for Assessment and Treatment

Trunk, Scapula, Extremities

11:00-12:30 Transitional Movements: Analysis and Facilitation

Sit to/from stand

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30 -2:30 Integration of the UE and LE

2:30-4:00 Facilitation of Transfers

Scoot pivot transfers

4:00- 5:00 Patient Demonstration and Discussion

5:00 – 5:15 Patient based problem solving/Questions

5:15 Adjourn

Sunday, Oct 12, 2019 (10:00am – 2:30pm) = 4.5 hours

10:00 – 11:15 Facilitation in Standing Lab

11:15 – 11:45 Treatment Progression

11:45 – 12:45 Normal and Abnormal Gait lecture

Gait circle facilitation

12:45- 1:30 Gait training, impairment based

1:30 – 1:45 Integration of UE and Tools in Gait

1:45 – 2:15 Inhibition of the Hand

2:15 – 2:30 Patient based problem solving/Questions

2:30 Adjourn

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