Whether you need a refresher or are new to NDT, here’s an informative read by Gerard J. DeMauro, PT, MSPT, C/NDT
The Conceptualization of NDT-Based Handling Techniques for Infants: Two Perspectives
Preface The article is intended to provide both general and more detailed information on the NDT (NeuroDevelopmental Treatment) / Bobath frame of practice applicable for infants with and/or at risk for cerebral palsy and related neuromotor disorders. Readers, including habilitative therapists, will benefit from an update of theories and concepts applicable to this approach. It is also intended to orient those less familiar with NDT and thus may be of interest to healthcare professionals involved in the examination, evaluation and/or referral of infants for therapeutic assessment and/or treatment. Below, the most current and comprehensive operational definition of NDT is included. Its review includes NDT’s role in the management of infants as well as children with CP and related disorders throughout their lifespan. The NDT frame of reference is also applicable to adults with strokes and head injuries.
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Gerard J. DeMauro, PT, BS/MS, C/NDT has been a physical therapist for nearly 40 years. In addition to teaching, Gerard still maintains an active private practice in NYC, and is available to present at workshops for therapists, educators and parents on topics related to physical therapy practice in pediatrics. You can email Gerald directly at Gdemauro101@aol.com to ask any questions, or to make arrangements for specific presentations related to the pediatric practice of physical therapy.