This five day Neuro-IFRAH® Organization approved advanced course is designed for physical and occupational therapists and physical and occupational therapy assistants who have successfully completed the Neuro-IFRAH® Certification Course. This course places an emphasis on facilitating appropriate responses throughout that allows the patient the opportunity to transition out of the Perfect Response Orthosis (PRO) during Function in Upright Postures and Activities of Daily Living. Participants will be provided actual patient treatment opportunities in 4 out of 5 days of the course. The format of the course will include lecture, lab, practice on other participants, video presentation of actual patient treatment and actual patient treatment by the participants.
1. Identify impairments that require patients to wear the PRO.
2. Demonstrate the preparation of the patient for transitioning out of the PRO by increasing mobility and control that target the missing components of movements/ impairments.
3. Demonstrate facilitation of patient’s natural responses and more normal components of movement throughout the affected LE and other body parts as needed during Function in Upright Postures and Activities of Daily Living.
4. Integrate information learned in the course with other Neuro-IFRAH information learned in previous courses.