Assessment and Management of Functional Gait: Walking for Life

A Neuro-IFRAH® course originated by Waleed Al-Oboudi 

Presented by Arther Lupsha, DPT and Kellie Lupsha, MPT, MAOM

July 11-12, 2015
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
9155 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225

Course description

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. 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. Therapists and assistants working in acute rehab, outpatient and home health will benefit from this workshop. 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.

Course objectives

Upon completion of the course participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the importance of walking as a critical step in rehab process and its effect on role assumption and resumption. 
  2. Identify factors influencing walking (whole body and other systems). 
  3. Identify normal components of movement in gait. 
  4. Identify abnormal components of movement interfering with gait in various conditions of observation. 
  5. Apply handling techniques to facilitate control in standing and pre-gait. 
  6. Apply handling techniques to facilitate one step at a time, walking forward and backward and turning, for patients with various levels of function. 
  7. Identify strategies to facilitate increased walking speed to normal on an individual basis. 
  8. Identify strategies to use tools to facilitate more normal components of movement and responses at various stages of recovery. 
  9. Identify steps in developing a protocol for team management and carry over for walking.

Registration information

Target Audience: This course will benefit occupational therapists and assistants, and physical therapists and assistants.

Registration Fee: The registration fee of $500 per person covers continental breakfast, refreshments, certificate and course manual. Early-bird registration fee is $450 per person if registered online by June 20. If registering by mail, registration must be postmarked by June 20 to receive the early bird price. 

Refund Policy: Full refunds less a $50 administrative fee will be granted if cancellation is requested by June 27th. No refunds will be made after that date unless the course is cancelled by Providence Rehabilitation Services, in which case full refunds will be issued.

Contact Hours: This course will qualify for 15 continuing education hours for physical therapists and occupational therapists in Oregon. Certificates of attendance will be issued to all participants completing the CEU requirements.

Registration: Confirmations will be emailed. Registration is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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