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Neuro-IFRAH® Certification Course in Treatment and Management of Adults with Hemiplegia from a Stroke or Brain Injury

A Neuro-IFRAH® Organization Approved Course that includes basic to advanced concepts of the Neuro-Integrative Functional Rehabilitation And Habilitation approach (Neuro-IFRAH®) by Waleed Al-Oboudi


This 98-hour certification course is specifically designed for occupational and physical therapists who work with adults with hemiplegia from a stroke or brain injury. The main emphasis in this course is on assessment and management in functional activities to develop excellence in maximizing functional outcomes throughout the continuum of care. This course utilizes an integrative whole person approach with emphasis on restoring function and making it functional for a return to independent living and the resumption/assumption of life roles. Challenges encountered by therapists in meeting their patients’ needs throughout the continuum of care are addressed throughout the course. The course consists of lecture, laboratory practice, demonstrations and patient treatment. Individual attention by the instructors will be provided to enhance participant’s observation, handling and problem-solving skills. This course includes the practical application of current basic to advanced concepts sequenced in a creative manner to help all participants meet the course objectives as well as their individual objectives. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be Neuro-IFRAH Certified®.

Course Materials

Course InformationCourse Registration Form

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the impact of the stroke/brain injury on the patient's life roles and the functional limitations interfering with his/her ability to resume/assume those roles.
  • Identify the primary and secondary impairments (movement and otherwise) underlying the functional limitations in various postures including function in upright posture.
  • Select functional activities that will assess the patient's functional limitations and underlying impairments in various postures including function in upright posture.
  • Identify concepts related to musculoskeletal biomechanics and function of the trunk, upper extremities, head/neck and overall body coordination.
  • Differentiate between normal and abnormal movement throughout the body in various postures and transitions in functional activities including activities in upright posture.
  • Identify concepts related to the impact of whole body alignment and control, as well as other mobility and control variables on respiration.
  • Identity missing components/processes necessary for interaction with the environment, effective learning and generalization of skills/carryover.
  • Develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will include preparation of mobility and control and facilitation of normal movement during functional activities in all postures, and ideas for carryover.
  • Develop strategies to facilitate the patients, increase awareness of the rehab process, and improve self-image and confidence, adaptation and planning/pacing skills.
  • Apply management strategies to help patients obtain missing components of movement throughout the body that are interfering with functioning at a higher level in all postures including function in upright posture.
  • Modify management strategies effectively based on the patient's response to maximize use of more normal and efficient movement patterns in functional activities.
  • Integrate concepts related to normal movement, musculoskeletal biomechanics and function. Integration of sensory, cognitive, communicative, perceptual-motor and emotional considerations into activities of daily living and other functional activities will also be covered.

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Course Dates:

Week 1: June 22, 2019 - June 28, 2019

Week 2: July 27, 2019 - August 2, 2019

Course Location:

TIRR Memorial Hermann Research Conference Center, 2nd floor
1333 Moursund
Houston, Texas 77030