Occupational and Physical Therapy Management of Spinal Cord Injury

A Functional Treatment Approach... "From Injury to Home Again"

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Course tuition: $495
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Celebrating its 13th year, SCI Seminars presents a comprehensive approach to the treatment of the spinal cord injured client from onset of injury through acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. Rehabilitation from moment of injury to “highest potential” is a lengthy, complex and extraordinary process requiring support from all medical disciplines, as well as family and friends. Presenters from several nationally-recognized facilities share evidence-based and experienced-based treatment techniques and considerations through lecture, video, discussion and lab activities. Participants with all levels of experience will learn to more effectively and efficiently progress their clients with spinal cord injury to reach their highest functional level.

Course Objectives

  1. All participants will accurately determine neurological level and classification for at least 3 cases from provided International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI) exam data using ASIA Guidelines.
  2. All participants will be able to correctly describe 5 common medical complications associated with spinal cord injury and how they impact patient care, treatments and outcomes.
  3. All PT participants will design a treatment intervention plan to promote increased independence of clients with C6 and T8 levels of injury based on videos of functional activities as well as laboratory discussion of case studies and practice of handling skills.
  4. All participants will be able to independently suggest at least 1 intervention to promote upright sitting posture in ultralightweight manual wheelchair per photographic review. Following review of a video case study, the Physical Therapy participants will properly analyze 3 common gait deviations.
  5. Following review of a video case study, the Physical Therapy participants will properly analyze 3 common gait deviations.
  6. All participants will be able to effectively assess the learning of another participant while attaining and maintaining a wheelie in an ultralight manual wheelchair.
  7. Occupational Therapy participants will be able to identify and apply appropriate hand splinting techniques for those with SCI.