NDTA Contemporary Practice model Certificate Course in the management and treatment of children with cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular disorders



The NDTA Certificate Course in the Management and Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy and Other Neuromuscular Disorders is an NDTA, Inc. Approved Course focusing on evaluation and treatment of children who have cerebral palsy and other movement disorders. Understanding processes involved in typical and atypical sensori-motor development is a critical emphasis in the pediatric course. The course consists of at least 263 contact hours of didactic information, practicums, client assessment & treatment demonstrations, movement labs, and assignments with collaborative teaching of active NDTA PT, OT and SLP instructors. Discipline specific CEUs will be awarded at the end of the course.

Course requirements are one year of working with children with motor impairments and cerebral palsy and current employment with the same emphasis.

This course is comprehensive and life changing when it comes to clinical practice! I have never had anyone regret the commitment and energy it takes to complete!

This course is now offered in the FLEX SCHEDULE format-please go to ndta.org for information and registration! The Foundations module begins in November at Dupage Easter Seals!

Please feel free to contact me, Kacy Hertz, PT, C/NDT, with any questions. citykidsed@yahoo.com or (773) 467-5669


Definition of NDT

NDT is a holistic and interdisciplinary clinical practice model informed by current and evolving research that emphasizes individualized therapeutic handling based on movement analysis for habilitation and rehabilitation of individuals with neurological pathophysiology. The therapist uses the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) model in a problem solving approach to assess activity and participation, thereby to identify and prioritize relevant integrities and impairments as a basis for establishing achievable outcomes with clients and caregivers. An in-depth knowledge of the human movement system, including the understanding of typical and atypical development, and expertise in analyzing postural control, movement, activity, and participation throughout the lifespan, form the basis for examination, evaluation, and intervention. Therapeutic handling, used during evaluation and intervention, consists of a dynamic reciprocal interaction between the client and therapist for activating optimal sensorimotor processing, task performance, and skill acquisition to enable participation in meaningful activities. 

Instructors Group of NDTA, The NDT/Bobath (Neuro-Developmental Treatment/Bobath) 


Your Instructor:



Kacy is a Neuro-Developmental Treatment Coordinator Instructor and has organized and taught NDT oriented courses for over 30 years.  She is a active clinician and owner of City Kids, Inc., maintaining current knowledge in taping, casting, baby treatment and lower extremity biomechanics.

Please fill out an application form and send the registration form to pay the application fee.

Course Location:

City Kids Chicago

5669 N. Northwest Hwy

Chicago IL  60646


Kacy Hertz, PT, C/NDT Coordinator Instructor  Contact: citykidsed@yahoo.com

Chris Cayo, OTR/L, C/NDT Occupational Therapy Instructor

Monica Wojcik, MA, CCC-SLP, C/NDT Speech and Language Instructor

Gretchen Reeves Neuro

Please fill out an application form and send the registration form to pay the application fee.