• 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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    • Download the complete course brochure
      or only a copy of the registration form
      (the course brochure includes a copy
      of the registration form)
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    or only a copy of the registration form
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  • About
Live, in-depth, online sessions
to help you build your skills
Build your skills online
Get help with your current client interventions
Live, online sessons to help you
with clients you are currently treating
  • 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
"I appreciate Cathy Runyan's passion for NDT. You can feel her dedication to wanting functional outcomes for the client. She also wants to equip therapists with the knowledge and skills."

"Great course! Loved it! Learned TONS!!! Thank you!"

"Thank you for a wonderful four days and providing so many new tools for my OT toolbox!"

"Thank you, Thank you! Your passion is contagious. Love it. "

"Thanks a million! i feel empowered as an OT."

"Loved the course and thought the pacing of the course was conducive to learning."

"Thanks for an awesome course -- nice to go to a course at this late stage in my career and feel a new energy. I love my patients and love when I know I can help them in a meaningful way."

"You are a wonderful instructor. I can't wait for the next parts in the future!"

"Before this course, I was feeling completely unmotivated at work and started to question why I became an OT. It really helped me to hear your story about burnout in combination with the NDT information because it made me realize why i felt this way, why this information matters, and how I can change that! I was not very interested in stroke rehab because I never knew what to do, and none of the techniques I learned in school really worked. I'm excited to go back to work and try these techniques with my CVA patients. Thank you so much."

"Thanks so much. I can't wait to get my hands on my patients"

"Good integration of written handout and ensuring everyone is able to follow along."

"I really liked the video analysis portion and use of examples to help better demonstrate and improve understanding/application of course content and the use of case studies/client scenarios."

"Excellent course. Interesting and applicable content. Animated and educated instructor."

"Thank you for a great course. The opportunity to work with you hands-on was very helpful"

"Good pacing with education, packet, and hands-on allowing for optimal learning for various learning styles. I enjoyed the explanation of the complex concepts, especially when integrating LE movement while attaining trunk stability."

"I really enjoyed the gait analysis videos and found them helpful for movement analysis with discussion on impairments and treatment ideas."
  • Webinars
  • Mentoring
  • Upcoming live
Recovering Function Tiered Curriculum Webinars
Live, in-depth, online sessions to help you build your skills
Upcoming live webinars
(certificate awards live contact hours)
Schedules for these offering are distributed via email. To receive additional information about them therapists and assistants who have completed Part II or later can send an email to info@RecoveringFunction.com
To Sling or Not to Sling, Is That the Question?
Prereq: Part II



What Are Seven Reasons Why Clients Plop?
Prereq: Part II



When Should I Transfer my Client with a Stand-Step-Turn Transfer vs. an Incremental Transfer?
Prereq: Part II



Is Sitting to Standing Functional?
Prereq: Part II



How Can I Document My Client's Progress After a Soft Tissue Stretch for LLF?
Prereq: Part V



Does My Client Need to Benefit From Increased Safety or Independence When Achieving an IFO?
Prereq: Part V



Live, real-time sessions that you can attend online that award live contact hours
Tiered Curriculum Webinars help you build skills online so your clients achieve additional functional outcomes
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