NEURO-IFRAH®Assessment and Management of Functional Gait:
Walking For Life (a Neuro-IFRAH® course originated by Waleed Al-Oboudi)
Skill Level: Introductory Level
Who Should Attend:
- Occupational Therapists
- Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapy Assistants
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This two day introductory level course is specifically designed for physical and occupational therapists and certified assistants who work with adults who have suffered a stroke or brain injury. Therapists and assistants working in acute rehab, outpatient and home health will benefit from this course.
This course will provide participants with a comprehensive whole body and whole person approach to assessment, management planning and management of walking. This course will utilize movement analysis and an effective, outcome oriented and inclusive management approach based on concepts of normal movement, movement sciences, the Neuro-Integrative Functional Rehabilitation and Habilitation approach
(NEURO-IFRAH®) by Waleed Al-Oboudi. Creative progressions in resolving impairments and developing control and carry over for patients with various levels of function will be demonstrated and discussed.
The course format will include lecture, problem solving, demonstration of practical application of concepts by the instructors, practice labs and possibly videos demonstrating the application on patients. Information will be shared by lecture, lab and possibly using video or other visual aids.Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be Neuro-IFRAH Trained®.
Program subject to change. Participants are cautioned to apply new information and skills within the scope of state licensure law.
Upon completion of the course participants will be able to:
- Identify the importance of walking as a critical step in rehab process and its effect on role assumption and resumption.
- Identify factors influencing walking (whole body and other systems).
- Identify normal components of movement in gait.
- Identify abnormal components of movement interfering with gait in various conditions of observation.
- Apply handling techniques to facilitate control in standing and pre-gait.
- Apply handling techniques to facilitate one step at a time, walking forward and backward and turning, for patients with various levels of function.
- Identify strategies to facilitate increased walking speed to normal on an individual basis.
- Identify strategies to use tools to facilitate more normal components of movement and responses at various stages of recovery.
- Identify steps in developing a protocol for team management and carry over for walking.
Upon successful completion of the course, participant will be Neuro-IFRAH Trained®.
14 contact hours
Accepted by many professional credentialing organizations and state professional regulatory boards. Check with your state board/credentialing agency to verify. Certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants upon completion of the course and may be used for CEU verification of credits. CE Credits vary by state. Please check with your state board/certifying agency to confirm conversion of contact hours to CE. See links below.
Physical Therapy Board of California: The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes Rehab Education, LLC as an approval agency to approve providers offering continuing competency courses for CA licensed PTs and PTAs. This course is approved for 14 contact hours.
Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy: Approved CE Sponsor by Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy, Division of Professional Regulations, #216.000227 for courses completed by 09-30-2014.
North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: This course has been approved by virtue of Illinois CE Provider Approval #216.000227 for 14 contact hours. (Course must be completed by 09-30-2014)
NY State Physical Therapy Board: Rehab Education, LLC is recognized as an approved provider for courses completed by 05-10-2016 of PT and PTA continuing education by the NY State Education Department Board of Physical Therapy.
AOTA Approved Provider #6177. These states currently recognize AOTA Approved Providers for OT continuing education either in regulatory language or by formal written communication to AOTA:
District of Columbia
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
|8:00 - 8:30||Registration|
|8:30 - 10:00||Introductions/Background lecture/ Neuro-IFRAH™ Key Concepts|
|10:00 - 10:15||Break|
|10:15 - 12:00||Background lecture/ Neuro-IFRAH™ Framework|
|12:00 - 1:00||Lunch|
|1:00 - 3:00||LAB: Problem solving sequences 1,2,3.
Guidelines for Facilitation.
Facilitation of control in standing and pre-gait.
|3:00 - 3:15||Break|
|3:15 - 5:00||LAB: Walking: some general concepts. Gait assessment.
Facilitation of one step at a time forward, backward and sideways
|8:30 - 10:00||LAB: Facilitation of turns
Progressions to increase control in the lower extremity
|10:00 - 10:15||Break|
|10:15 - 12:00||LAB: Progressions to increase control in the lower extremity cont.|
|12:00 - 1:00||Lunch|
|1:00 - 3:00||LAB: Guidelines for stretching/mobilization. Increasing mobility in the lower extremity.|
|3:00 - 3:15||Break|
|3:15 - 4:30||LAB: Assessment, facilitation and improving alignment of the foot.|
|4:30 - 5:00||Orthotics. Wrap up and questions.|
Mary Linder, OTR/L, Neuro-IFRAH Instructor® Neuro-IFRAH Specialist®
received her degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Tennessee in 1994. Mary works in inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient. She has served as team lead and Director of Clinical Services over inpatient and outpatient PT, OT and ST. She has specialized in the treatment of adults with stroke and brain injury since 1999 and continues to be mentored by Waleed Al-Oboudi, MOT, OTR, author of the Neuro-IFRAH®. She became a clinical educator with Healthsouth in 2001.
Mary finished the Neuro-IFRAH Instructor® Training Program in August 2004. She was issued her Neuro-IFRAH specialist® certificate in July 2006. Mary is an instructor for introductory and intermediate courses as well as introductory course for nurses, the 98 contact hour certification course and the Advanced Upper Extremity Course. She currently works at HEALTHSOUTH Rehabilitation Hospital per diem and treats private patients.
Megan Warr, OTR/L, Neuro-IFRAH Instructor® Neuro-IFRAH Specialist® received her degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Tennessee in 1992. Megan has worked throughout the continuum of care in Acute/Trauma ICU, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Out Patient, Skilled Care and Home Health. She has specialized in the treatment of adults with stroke and brain injury since 1996 and continues to be mentored by Waleed Al-Oboudi, MOT, OTR, author of the Neuro-IFRAH®. She became a clinical educator with Healthsouth in 1999.
Megan finished the Neuro-IFRAH Instructor® Training Program in August 2004. She was issued her Neuro-IFRAH specialist® certificate in July 2006. Megan is a Neuro-IFRAH Instructor® for introductory and intermediate courses as well as introductory course for nurses, the 98 contact hour certification course and the Advanced Upper Extremity Course. She currently works at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital per diem and treats private patients.
|Note: Early Bird rates are in effect if your application is postmarked four weeks or more prior to registration.||Early Bird Rate||Late Registration Rate|
|NeuroIFRAH®- Assessment and Management of Functional Gait: Walking for Life||$449||$504|
Dates & Locations
There are no scheduled workshops at this time.
Live courses require a minimum number of participants to operate. You will receive a written confirmation when minimum is met. Do not purchase non-refundable travel until you receive official written confirmation. Please see our cancellation policy here.
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