Rehab Hospital Sponsors Professional Training

November 9, 2010

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, New York will sponsor an International Bobath Instructors Training Association (IBITA) approved, Bobath three-week basic course on The Assessment & Treatment of Adults with Neurological Dysfunction on May 1-12 and October 12-17, 2011 at the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw. The program is open to physical and occupational therapists involved in the management of clients with neurological dysfunction.

Participants will engage in laboratory practice as well as clinical treatment sessions with clients, including individuals with brain injury and stroke. Emphasis will be placed on integrating information generated from current research in neuroscience, motor control and motor learning to the management of adult hemiplegia and brain trauma; on enhancing handling skills to reinstate motor control; and on developing an appreciation of the role of Forced Use in the creation of treatment strategies.

The course instructors will be Jan Utley, MS, PT and Susan Woll, PT. Ms. Utley is an IBITA Instructor in Adult Hemiplegia and has conducted workshops throughout Europe and the United States. Ms. Woll is an IBITA Advanced Course Instructor in Adult Hemiplegia and is widely published in the field.

The course is limited to 20 participants. Registrants must have at least one year of experience working with patients with neurological dysfunction.

Upon satisfactory completion of the program, participants will be awarded 112 contact hours/11.2 CEU’s. For additional information, or to register, call 845-786-4394; email; or visit the hospital’s web site at

Helen Hayes Hospital is one of the nation’s premier physical rehabilitation hospitals. It offers an extensive continuum of care and an array of specialty services to individuals with traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, stroke and other disabling conditions, enabling them to resume active and healthy lives.