Neuro-developmental Treatment Approach: Theoretical Foundations and Principles of Clinical Practice

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NeuroDevelopmental Treatment, Jan 1, 2002 - Medical - 390 pages
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physical therapy?
Physical therapy provides services to individuals and populations to develop, maintain and
restore max
imum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. This includes
providing
services in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by ageing, injury,
pain,
diseases, disorders, conditions or environmental factors. Functional movemen
t is central to what
it means to be healthy.
Physical therapy is concerned with identifying and maximising quality of life and movement
potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation and
rehabilitation.
This encompasses physical, psychological, emotional,
and social wellbeing.
Physical therapy involves the interaction between the physical therapist, patients/clients, other
health professionals, families, care givers and communities in a process where movement
potential is assessed and goals are agreed upon, using knowledge and
skills unique to physical
therapists (appendix 1).
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Physical therapists are qualified and professionally required to:

undertake a comprehensive examination/assessment of the patient/client or needs of a
client group

evaluate the findings from the examinatio
n/assessment to make clinical judgments
regarding patients/clients

formulate a diagnosis, prognosis and plan

provide consultation within their expertise and determine when patients/clients need to
be referred to another healthcare professional

implement a
physical therapist intervention/treatment programme

determine the outcomes of any interventions/treatments

make recommendations for self
-
management
The physical therapist’s extensive knowledge of the body and its movement needs and potential
is central to
determining strategies for diagnosis and intervention. The practice settings will vary
according to whether the physical therapy is concerned with health promotion, prevention,
treatment/intervention, habilitation or rehabilitation.
The scope of physical
therapy practice is not limited to direct patient/client care, but also
includes:

public health strategies

advocating for patients/clients and for health

supervising and delegating to others

leading

managing

teaching

research

developing and implementing
health policy, locally, nationally and internationally
Physical therapists operate as independent practitioners,
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as well as members of health service
provider teams, and are subject to the ethical principles of WCPT.
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4
They are able to act as
first conta
ct practitioners, and patients/clients may seek direct services without referral from
another health care professional
 

Contents

Current Theoretical Foundations
1
NDT from a New Theoretical Perspective
8
How Does NDTView the Organization
15
How Do the Sensory Systems Contribute to Motor Control?
33
Concepts in Motor Development in NDT
41
Theories and Strategies of Motor Learning in NDT
52
Chapter Summary
64
References
66
Principles and Process of Examination
185
Examination Evaluation Plan of Care
210
A Guide for Organizing an Examination
244
References
250
Principles and Process of NDT Intervention
257
The ProblemSolving Process in NDT Intervention
270
Chapter Summary
315
Early Observations and Operational Assumptions
322

Movement Dysfunction
83
NDT Assumptions of Motor Dysfunction
99
Motor FunctionDysfunction
128
The ProblemSolving Process Applied to a Clinical Example
138
Research in NDT and EvidenceBased Practice
148
Chapter Summary
157
What Evidence Was There That
335
The Model of CNS Organization in Bobath Theory
336
Neural Inhibition
349
Chapter Summary
368
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