This course focuses on spinal cord injury assessment and care in line with current research, technology and practice. Presented by two highly skilled and experienced physicians, the course examines current motor control and motor learning theories driving the paradigm shift in SCI rehab, American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) classifications, medical sequelea, and assessment tools across the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) model.Case studies are used to promote synthesis of this information in both inpatient and outpatient examples.
This Seminar-On-Demand is 5 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
|Contact Hours: 5||
Video Course Format: Video
|Target Audience: PT/PTA|
|Instructional Level: Intermediate|
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- Review current motor control
- Discuss definition of motor control
- Discuss factors contributing to motor learning
- Review learning models and how they apply to interventions for individuals with spinal cord injury
- Identify key components to therapy evaluation and indications for treatment planning
- Discuss implications for clinical practice including models of disablement and theories of motor control
- Review the secondary injury mechanism and therapy precautions/interventions
- Discuss medical complications of SCI
- Discuss three types of sexuality disturbance with SCI
- Discuss psychosocial complications for persons living with SCI
- Review of medical complications for persons living with SCI
- Review medical interactions
- Discuss the importance of proper nutrition in individuals with spinal cord injury
- Review risks that increase with SCI:
- Elevated cholesterol
- Pressure Sores
- Summarize mechanisms and treatment of pain and spasticity involved with the patient post SCI
- Breakdown of components dealing with phasic component
- Review of complications that interfere with function and quality of life
- Review spasticity management
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on evidence based theory and medical complications of spinal cord injury related to neuro-rehabilitation.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Review current motor control/learning models and how they apply to interventions for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI).
- Identify key components to therapy evaluation and indications for treatment planning.
- Review the secondary injury mechanism and therapy precautions/interventions.
- Discuss psychosocial, sexuality, and other medical complications for persons living with SCI.
- Discuss the importance of proper nutrition in individuals with spinal cord injury.
- Summarize mechanisms and treatment of pain and spasticity involved with the patient post SCI.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Contact Hours: 5
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, and Physical Therapist Assistants.
Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand
- Financial – Dr. Suzanne Tinsley is employed by Louisiana State University and receives a salary. She receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
- Financial – Dr. Marie Morgan is employed by Louisiana State University and receives a salary. She receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
- Nonfinancial – Dr. Marie Morgan serves on the Board of Directors for the Independence Regained Rehabilitation Hospital.
- No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.