• Architecture
    • Recovering Function
      Tiered NDT Curriculum
      Develop NDT skills at your own pace
    • Recovering Function
      RPSFTM Framework
      A Step-by-Step Problem Solving Framework
      for client interventions
    • Recovering Function
      Webinars and Mentoring Program
      Continue to build your NDT skills online
      Get help for your current client interventions
    Recovering Function
    Tiered NDT Curriculum
    Develop NDT skills at your own pace

    Recovering Function’s tiered Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) curriculum allows you to develop skills at your own pace by progressively alternating each tier’s course work with the application of learned skills on the job.


    Recovering Function
    RPSFTM Framework
    A Step by Step Problem-Solving Framework
    for Client Interventions

    Built upon the core principles of NDT the RPSF™ is a step by step framework of problem-solving strategies and manual cues for assessing potential and individualizing functional outcomes when implementing interventions for adult clients with hemiplegia.


    Recovering Function
    Webinars and Mentoring Program
    Continue to build your NDT skills online
    Get help for your current client interventions

    Tiered Curriculum webinars and mentoring sessions allow therapists and assistants to continue building skills between courses as well as request help with clients they are currently treating at work.

  • Courses
    • Recovering Function
      Tiered NDT Curriculum
      Develop NDT skills at your own pace
      Tier-C
      Certification
      Implementing Interventions
    • Tier-A
      Advanced Training
      Clinical Reasoning and Manual Cues
    • Tier-I
      Introduction
      NDT Core Principles
    Tier-C
    Certification
    Implementing
    Interventions
    Recovering Function
    Tiered NDT Curriculum
    Develop NDT skills at your own pace

    Tier-A
    Advanced Training
    Clinical Reasoning
    and Manual Cues

    Tier-I
    Introduction
    NDT Core Principles
    Recovering Function
    for Adults with Hemiplegia
    Using the Principles of NDT
  • Webinars & Mentoring
    • Recovering Function
      Tiered Curriculum Webinars
      and Mentoring Program
      Build your NDT skills online
      Get help with your current client interventions
    • Tiered Curriculum Webinars
      Live, in-depth, online sessions
      to help you build your skills
    • Tiered Curriculum Mentoring ProgramTM
      Live, online sessions to help you with clients
      you are currently treating
    Recovering Function
    Tiered Curriculum Webinars
    and Mentoring Program
    Build your NDT skills online
    Get help with your current
    client interventions

    Tiered Curriculum
    Webinars
    Live, in-depth, online sessions
    to help you build your skills

    Tiered Curriculum
    Mentoring ProgramTM
    Live, online sessions
    to help you with clients
    you are currently treating
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Structured curriculum allows you to develop NDT skills at your own pace
Frameworks to guide you step by step
when examining, assessing, and treating your adult clients with hemiplegia
Online mentoring sessions to help you continue your evolution between courses
  • Achieving Functional Outcomes
  • Controlling the trunk posture
  • Functional outcomes for Stella
  • Facilitating the involved LE
  • Controlling the pre-lift off posture
  • Facilitating the pre-lift off posture
  • Controlling the 1/2 standing posture
  • Facilitating muscle activity
  • After one hour
  • Use of your hands
  • Facilitating a safe transfer
  • Moving to the touch down posture
  • Edna two person max assist
  • NDT is cost effective
  • ROM for lateral lumbar flexion
  • Facilitating the lateral lumbar flexors
  • Facilitate ROM for lumbar extension
  • Assessing Edna's lumbar extension
  • Facilitate ROM for scapular adduction
  • Increase adduction of Joe's scapula
  • ROM for scapular depression
  • Lengthen Edna's scapular elevators
  • Active weight bearing of the UE
  • Facilitate muscle activity
  • Edna actively weight bearing
  • Stepping up and lateral
  • Taking the first step in gait
  • Biomechanics of the trunk
  • Moving from supine to sitting
  • Stella moving from supine to sitting
  • Using the foot as part of the BOS
  • Increasing ROM of the ribcage
  • Increasing ROM for Edna's ribcage
  • Inhibit excessive muscle activity
  • Using body with arm
  • The Extended Trunk Posture
  • Practicing with your instructor
  • Applying what you have learned
  • Movement within functional activities
  • Increasing ROM for lumbar flexion
  • Facilitating shoulder joint flexion
  • Weight bearing with shoulder flexion
  • Handouts to reinforce your learning
  • Simultaneous labs
"It gave me a good foundation for treatment of stroke patients. I now have the tools for analyzing what the patient's problems are, and how I can assist with these problems. Now I have the knowledge to make my treatment plan more effective."

"I can incorporate this information to help my patients work more in midline, possibly get them independent in dressing, bathing. I can also help them get more awareness of the affected side."

"I really appreciated the hands-on and hand-over-hand demonstrations."

"This course not only reinforced learning by allowing immediate hands-on techniques after the lecture, but was also a lot of fun!"

"I feel like I have direction and meaning to take back and incorporate into treatment."

"I have truly enjoyed this course. I have learned significantly how to facilitate essential movements of the trunk to maximize function in a patient. Thank you."

"Now that I can begin to break down and analyze movement, not from individual muscles but from motor control, I can apply the knowledge with all of my CVA treatments."

"Awesome job. You rock. One day I hope to be as smart as you. It was a pleasure!!"

"Excellent course. Cathy is an amazing instructor. Her speed of giving the information was perfect. The amount of information in the packet allowing for more active listening and less writing was great"
  • Tiers
  • Frameworks
  • Mentoring
Recovering Function Tiered NDT Curriculum
Develop NDT skills at your own pace

Recovering Function’s tiered Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) curriculum allows you to develop skills at your own pace by progressively alternating each tier’s course work with the application of learned skills on the job. In addition, by registering therapists for specific tiers, your rehabilitation team can achieve its target skills profile of introductory, advanced, and certified skills and establish a peer mentoring structure that is both effective and cost efficient. You can choose either pay as you go or package discount registration.

Individuals

To support the demonstration of competency required for clinical ladders, occupational and physical therapists who have completed Tier-C and passed Recovering Function’s certification examination for therapists will receive a certificate from Recovering Function bearing RPSFCCM in NDT (RPSF certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment).

Assistants who have completed Tier-C and passed Recovering Function’s certification examination for assistants will receive a certificate from Recovering Function bearing RPSFCACM in NDT (RPSF certified assistant in Neuro-Developmental Treatment).

Teams

Rehabilitation teams applying for stroke certification can request a certificate from Recovering Function that authenticates the team’s Tier-I, Tier-A, and Tier-C course completions for both therapists and assistants.

Recovering Function recommends a target team skills profile of at least 50/30/20 % (Tier-I, Tier-A, Tier-C) for both therapists and assistants on rehabilitation teams working with adult clients with hemiplegia to maintain an effective peer mentoring structure.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How did Recovering Function's tiered NDT curriculum evolve?
A. Recovering Function has offered a full range of NDT courses since 1991. Therapists and assistants attending these courses requested tests of competency and credentialing from Recovering Function to help them demonstrate their competency for clinical ladders. Similarly, team leaders requested team credentialing from Recovering Function to help them demonstrate team competency when applying for stroke certification. They also requested a curriculum architecture that would allow them to achieve their team's target skills profile of introductory, advanced, and certified skills; to establish an effective and cost efficient peer mentoring structure; and to complete course work at their own pace. Recovering Function's tiered NDT curriculum addresses these requests.
Q. Can I attend each course of each tier anytime/anywhere it is offered, and can I register and pay for each course as I go?
A. Yes. Each course must be completed in prerequisite order. Each course has individual pricing.
Q. Are there discounts if I register for multiple courses, or if my facility registers multiple therapists for the same courses?
A. Yes. You must register for the courses at the same time, but may choose any course dates/locations; see package discounts.
Q. Which course results in RPSFCCM or RPSFCACM?
A. RPSFCCM and RPSFCACM are specifically associated with the successful completion of the certification course "Implementing Client Interventions Using the Principles of NDT" and its exam (Parts I-V are not certification courses).
Q. If I previously completed Recovering Function's three week course, can I also pursue RPSFCCM?
A. Yes. This course satisfies the prerequisites for Part III (Tier-I, Tier-A, and Tier-C courses issue certificates from Recovering Function and are not affiliated with the NDTA).
Q. Is there a difference in expectations for therapists and assistants when being evaluated for RPSFCCM and RPSFCACM?
A. Yes. Consistent with professional roles, therapists carry higher requirements for assessment.
Q. After receiving my RPSFCCM or RPSFCACM, how can I stay current?
A. The curriculum is continuously updated by integrating new research from the neurosciences, bio-kinesiology, motor learning, and motor control into each course. Recovering Function recommends participation in the online Tiered Curriculum Webinars and Tiered Curriculum Mentoring ProgramTM to stay current and to experience new client interventions.
Develop NDT skills at your own pace
Individuals can gain competencies required for clinical ladders
Teams can establish a Tier-I, Tier-A, Tier-C team skills profile to maintain an effective peer mentoring structure
Recovering Function frameworks provide step by step problem-solving strategies and manual cues
Tiered Curriculum Webinars help you build on the skills you learned
Live WebQ&A's provide help with your questions between courses
WebConsultation's allow you to get live help with a current intervention
WebTeamConsultation's allow your team to bring the instructor into your gym for a live consultation during a client intervention