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Intermediate NDT Handling and Problem-Solving Course

2/21 - 2/23, 9am - 5:30pm
CTU NDT Treatment

Intermediate  NDT Handling and  Problem-Solving

February 21 - 23, 2019


- Brett Nirider, PT & Sara Kerrick, PT

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Course Description:

This course is designed for PTs, OTs and SLPs who have taken one or more introductory level courses in pediatric NDT, and are seeking to improve their critical problem solving skills, increase their treatment repertoire, and increase their confidence and skill in treatment. The class will be very movement-focused, with emphasis on movement sessions with other participants, as well as case presentations and problem solving sessions for children who have cerebral palsy or similar neurologically-based diagnoses.

Course objectives:

  • Understand more fully many of the various components of typical development of movement and posture, and how they differ from those of children with cerebral palsy.
  • Develop better clinical problems solving skills and more effective treatment plans for children with cerebral palsy of various types and distribution.
  • Increase repertoire of clinical handling skill for advancing motor skill development in children with neuromuscular involvement.

Course Schedule

Thursday, February 21, 2019

9:00 am – 5:30pm
  • Introduction
  • Review of Theory
  • Developmental Kinesiology with movement lab
  • Treatment demonstration
  • Evaluation and treatment planning
  • Treatment Facilitation lab

Friday, February 22, 2019

9am – 5:30pm
  • Outcome measures to guide practice
  • Problem solving for the child with neurological disorders – bilateral (diplegia, quadriplegic) CP, dystonia
  • Treatment facilitation lab
  • Case presentations and problems solving: discussion
  • Treatment facilitation lab

Saturday, February 23, 2019

9am – 5:30pm
  • Problem solving for the child with neurological disorders – unilateral CP; ataxia
  • Treatment facilitation lab
  • Case presentations and problem solving: discussion
  • Treatment facilitation lab


Brett Nirider, PT, is a physical therapist at Mary Bridge Good Samaritan Children’s Therapy Unit with more than 38 years of pediatric experience. He has a passion for improving the lives of children with movement challenges, extending to helping train therapists who have opportunities to do the same. He has taught NDT-based courses in the United States and abroad for more than 30 years.  

Sara Kerrick, PT, is a physical therapist at Mary Bridge Children’s Therapy Puyallup with more than 35 years of pediatric experience. NDT-trained, Sara has a master’s degree in rehabilitation medicine with an emphasis on pediatric physical therapy from the University of Washington. She has a special interest in cognitive functioning and the impact on mobility as well as exploring use of outcomes to guide Clinical Practice


Mary Bridge Good Samaritan Children’s Therapy
402 15th Ave. SE
Puyallup, WA 98372
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Thursday - Saturday, February 21 - 23, 2019
 9 am – 5:30 pm


Regular $650

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2.1 CEUs (21 Education Contact Hours)


Normajean Friend - Education Program Assistant

253.697.5225 [email protected]


Full refund of the course registration fee, less $75 administration fee, will be granted upon receipt of written request post marked 14 days prior to date of class. We reserve the right to cancel any course due to insufficient registration or extenuating circumstances. Please do not make non-refundable travel arrangements until you have called us and received confirmation that the course will be held. We are not responsible for any expenses incurred by participants if the course must be cancelled.

Location Details
402 15th AVE SE
Puyallup, WA 98372
Contact Details
Normajean Friend
[email protected]
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