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Part 2. Treatment Approaches and Equipment Needs for Patients with Dual Diagnosis: Spinal Cord Injury and Brain Injury

Course: #2650 2 Hours Level: Advanced

Please note: This course is also offered in a series of recordings titled "A Comprehensive Approach to the Complex Patient with Dual Diagnosis of TBI & SCI," course 2696.

This presentation will guide participants through the functional expectations for clients with spinal cord injuries followed by information on how to alter and adapt treatment approaches for the clients with a dual diagnosis of a spinal cord injury and brain injury based on their cognitive needs. Participants will also gain exposure to pieces of equipment used in dual diagnosis recovery for optimal functional independence.

Course created on February 8, 2017

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Learning Outcomes

  • The participate will be able to describe at least one example of expected functional outcome for a given level of spinal cord injury.
  • The participant will be able to explain at least two ways to adapt the therapy environment based on cognitive function.
  • The participant will be able to describe one example of an alternative handling technique to improve motor activation.
  • The participant will be able to identify an example of an appropriate wheelchair based on cognitive and functional level.


0-5 Minutes Background and review of learner outcomes
5-85 Minutes Lecture based review of functional expectations for SCI, altered and adapted treatments based on cognitive/Rancho level, review and discussion of equipment
85-115 Minutes Case Study
115-120 Minutes Q and A, Summary

Course Presenters

Presenter Disclosure: The presenters received an honorarium to present this course.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.


Course Participation Information

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California is a recognized continuing competency approval agency for the Physical Therapy Board of California. This course is offered for 2.0 hours of continuing competency.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

Allied Health Media, LLC, DBA, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Allied Health Media complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Allied Health Media is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. Allied Health Media, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.

IL Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor

This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Advanced level) by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (Sponsor License #216000252).


This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Advanced level, Category 2) by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (Provider #CS80-2012-KPTA).

New York is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.


ProCert has awarded certification in the amount of 2 Continuing Competence Units (CCUs) to this activity. CCUs are a unit of relative value of an activity based on its evaluation against a rigorous and comprehensive set of standards representing the quality of an activity. The CCU determination is a valuation applying many factors including, but not limited to, duration of the activity. No conclusion should be drawn that CCUs correlate to time (e.g. hours).

Texas Physical Therapy Association

This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Advanced level) by the Texas Physical Therapy Association. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. The Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) administers the CCAP on behalf of the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (Provider #1807033TX).

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