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Spinal Cord Injury Therapy Review

Course #: 03-568

Price: $27.00

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CE Credit Hours: 3.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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CEU Course Description

Acute medical management of people with spinal cord injury (SCI) focuses on minimizing further neurological damage to the spinal cord and optimizing recovery. The first section of this CEU course outlines the principles of physiotherapy rehabilitation for people with SCI and the evidence underpinning the effectiveness of commonly used physiotherapy interventions. Here we will delve deeper into specific interventions directed at gaining strength, contracture prevention and management, the improvement of motor tasks, and future directions for physical therapy treatment options. The next section of this course provides a basic understanding of the causes and identification of the main principles of the respiratory management in traumatic SCI. We will also identify strategies required to maintain pulmonary health for the acute stage of treatment and the use of mechanical ventilation and life expectancy in cervical SCI patients. Finally, we will explore the effects of adding behavioral interventions to physical activity. This section revolves around 45 patients in a subacute rehabilitation setting dependent on a manual wheelchair who underwent 13 sessions of motivational interviewing during and after discharge. The reading materials for this course include articles from the Journal of Physiotherapy and the Journal of The Spine.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Explain what best predicts the ability to walk at 1 year post injury.
  2. Identify why the assessment of a patient with SCI is an important initial step in physiotherapy management.
  3. Describe what increasing the amount of physical activity is known to do for people with SCI.


CEU Course Syllabus

  SCI Management and Assessment     0.6 Contact Hours  
  Interventions   0.6 Contact Hours
  Respiratory Care   0.2 Contact Hours
  Behavioral Intervention   1.2 Contact Hours

Total = 3 Contact Hours

Instructional level:  Basic

This course expires on 07/02/2024

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Course Date: 2016-11-14

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