presented by Linda A. Kliebhan
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Linda A. Kliebhan, PT, C/NDT
Linda A. Kliebhan is a physical therapist with over 40 years of experience treating children and young adults with Cerebral Palsy and other Neuromuscular Disorders. Linda is a Coordinator-Instructor in Neuro-Developmental Treatment, teaching the NDT/Bobath Certificate Course in the Management and Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy and other Neuromuscular Disorders, Advanced NDT Courses, and…Read full bio
1. Definition of NDT
This chapter will provide will discuss the recently developed operational definition of NDT and explain the various components as they relate to clinical intervention with children who have cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular disorders.
2. Enhancing Postural Stability and Its Role in Intervention Strategies
This chapter will provide a foundation for intervention strategies used to enhance postural control and stability that are necessary for function. Dr. Kliebhan will describe and differentiate critical elements of posture and movement, discuss characteristics of musculature and central nervous system connections, and provide ideas for incorporating this information into intervention strategies.
3. Facilitation, Elongation, Inhibition and Their Role in Intervention
This chapter will define facilitation, elongation, and inhibition and describe their role in NDT intervention to improve function for children with cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular disorders. A demonstration will be include, which will introduce facilitation of movement and transitions from prone to sitting, sitting to quadruped, and quadruped to tall kneel on an adult model.
4. Patient Case Example
This chapter will provide a video case example of a treatment for a child with cerebral palsy, which will include a pre-test of the session goal, examples of intervention strategies, and a post-test.