Neuro Developmental Therapy in Cerebral Palsy children
NDT is a technique to facilitate the movements which are not present in the Cerebral Palsy children.
Facilitation is a process in which therapist hand gives a direction to the child’s body how to move. In this technique therapist holds the complete control of child’s body weight and the movement. Therapist gives a direction to the body to shifts its COG (Center of Gravity). As the COG shifted to some direction the control over the balance in the child is lost. Therapist should teach the child how to gain control again, by shifting weight to another side. This whole procedure is the part of NDT.
Equipments used in the NDT are Ball, Bolster, or Table/Bench.
Equipments are to challenge the body weight, to help accommodation the structural deformities of the child. These facilitation techniques are used improve the postural control of the child by challenging the posture.
BOLSTER/ROOSTER is devices which is used to for prone, sitting and sit to stand facilitating techniques. It should be firm, provides a mobile surface that is easy to control because it rolls predictably front to back when child lies prone or sit on it