Neuro Development Treatment
Neurodevelopmental Treatment Helps Patients Reclaim Life
Neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) is a hands-on treatment approach used by our Johnson City, TN physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists.
NDT was developed to enhance the function of adults and children who have difficulty controlling movement as a result of neurological challenges, such as cerebral palsy, stroke, and head injury. This therapy uses guided or facilitated movements as a treatment strategy to ensure the correlation of input from tactile, vestibular, and somatosensory receptors within the body.
Therapists undergo intensive postgraduate training to become certified in NDT. For more information on how neurodevelopmental treatment may benefit you or a loved one, contact us today at our Johnson City, TN physical therapy practice.
What should I know about NDT?
According to the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association website, some important notes regarding such treatment are as follows:
“NDT is a holistic and interdisciplinary clinical practice model informed by current and evolving research that emphasizes individualized therapeutic handling based on movement analysis for habilitation and rehabilitation of individuals with neurological pathophysiology.
The therapist uses the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) model in a problem solving approach to assess activity and participation, thereby to identify and prioritize relevant integrities and impairments as a basis for establishing achievable outcomes with clients and caregivers.
An in-depth knowledge of the human movement system, including the understanding of typical and atypical development, and expertise in analyzing postural control, movement, activity, and participation throughout the lifespan, form the basis for examination, evaluation, and intervention.
Therapeutic handling, used during evaluation and intervention, consists of a dynamic reciprocal interaction between the client and therapist for activating optimal sensorimotor processing, task performance, and skill acquisition to enable participation in meaningful activities.”
Essentially, neurodevelopmental treatment can help anyone living with a neurological disorder or condition find relief. It covers a fast array of symptoms, and our experienced Johnson City, TN therapists will provide you with the treatment plan you need.
After your initial physical and cognitive evaluation, your team of therapists will prescribe the necessary methods and modalities needed to target problem areas and help you regain life once again.
How can I get started?
To get started with neurodevelopmental treatment, simply contact us at Blue Ridge Physical Therapyice name) to schedule a consultation. From there, the necessary steps will be made to get you started on the path toward relief. Contact us today to get started!