Q&A

What is neurodevelopmental treatment in occupational therapy?

What is neurodevelopmental treatment in occupational therapy?

Neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) is a hands-on treatment approach used by physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists.

What is NDT handling?

As for the intervention, therapeutic handling is the primary technique of NDT, with graded application of manual forces to the client’s body through the therapist’s hand, combined with directional cues for the client to feel and learn new movement patterns.

Is Bobath and NDT same?

Bobath/NDT are both systems of intervention, not single treatment modalities. But there are far more reaching issues than that. Over time, the terms Bobath and NDT have to an extent been used synonymously, though they are not the same.

Can neurodevelopmental disorders be cured?

There are no cures for neurodevelopmental disorders, although there are effective therapeutic strategies that may help control some of the signs and symptoms, depending on the disorder. Medications are available that may reduce anxiety, agitation, tics, and hyperactivity.

Do neurodevelopmental disorders go away?

Neurodevelopmental disorders are a group of disorders that affect the development of the nervous system, leading to abnormal brain function which may affect emotion, learning ability, self-control, and memory. The effects of neurodevelopmental disorders tend to last for a person’s lifetime.

How is Neurodevelopmental treatment used to treat stroke?

Neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) 1 is a rehabilitation approach widely applied by nurses and physiotherapists caring for stroke patients. 2,3 It is based on neuroplasticity theories. 4,5 According to the NDT approach, stimulation of the affected side improves rehabilitation results.

How are stroke patients treated in the Netherlands?

Methods:324 consecutive patients with stroke from 12 Dutch hospitals were included in a prospective, non-randomised, parallel group study. In the experimental group (n = 223), nurses and physiotherapists from six neurological wards used the NDT approach, while conventional treatment was used in six control wards (n = 101).

How is NDT used to treat stroke patients?

In the current study we investigated the effects of the NDT approach in the treatment of hospital inpatients with stroke on the functional outcome and quality of life (QoL) one year after the stroke. Two groups of stroke patients were compared using a prospective, non-randomised, parallel group design.

Is the Bobath concept effective in stroke rehabilitation?

popular treatment approach used in stroke rehabilitation, yet the superiority of the Bobath Concept as the optimal type of treatment has not been established. This systematic review of randomized, controlled trials aimed to evaluate the available evidence for the effectiveness of the Bobath Concept in stroke rehabilitation.