This course will discuss how aging affects the client with both acute and chronic spinal cord injury. We will discuss secondary health conditions, medical considerations, and rehabilitation management, as well equipment and wheelchair considerations for the older adult with a spinal cord injury. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
Course created on April 8, 2022
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DC/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; MD/0.2; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NJ/2.0; NM/2.0; NY/2.0; OK/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- After this course, participants will be able to list two considerations that may affect function in the older adult with acute and chronic spinal cord injury.
- After this course, participants will be able to list three secondary health conditions that commonly affect a person living with a spinal cord injury as they age.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify two age-related physical changes that would affect wheelchair selection for the person living with a spinal cord injury.
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learning outcomes|
|15-30 Minutes||Discuss participation and environmental factors affecting older adults with acute and Chronic SCI|
|30-60 Minutes||Discuss secondary health conditions that commonly affect aging with SCI|
|60-85 Minutes||Discuss equipment selection and wheelchair considerations for the older adult with SCI|
|85-100 Minutes||Case Study 1: Acute SCI in older adult|
|100-115 Minutes||Case Study 2: Chronic SCI in older adult|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
PT, DPT, NCS, ATP/SMS
Kristen Cezat is a Board-Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional as well as Seating and Mobility Specialist. She currently works as a clinical specialist at Orlando Health ORMC Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation inpatient rehabilitation where her specialties include direct patient care and program development for patients with SCI and other traumatic and neurologic diagnoses. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Central Florida in 2011. Presentation experience includes PVA funded conference at Orlando Health titled “Spinal Cord Injury Treatment across the Continuum” in 2017 on topics including Seating and Mobility as well as Basic Transfer/Basic Bed mobility techniques and FPTA Spring Conference in 2019 on topic- “My Patient has a Spinal cord injury, what should I do?” She guest lectures annually with the University of Central Florida’s physical therapy program and is clinical faculty for the UCF-Orlando Health Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program. She works with a team at Orlando Health who have obtained grants from the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Craig Neilson foundation to serve those living with spinal cord injury in the Central Florida community. She recently received the APTA’s Spinal Cord Injury Special Interest Group Award for Clinical Excellence in Spinal Cord Injury Care or Service in 2020
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