Please note: This course series is comprised of the following individual recordings: #2692 and #2698.
Part 1 of the presentation discusses incidence, diagnostic issues, medical complexities and functional impact for patients with co-occurring TBI & SCI. Part 2 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. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
Course created on February 10, 2017
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/4.0; AL/4.0; AR/4.0; AZ/4.0; CA/4.0; CO/4.0; CT/4.0; DE/4.0; GA/4.0; HI/4.0; IA/4.0; IACET/0.4; ID/4.0; IL/4.0; IN/4.0; KS/4.0; KY/4.0 Category 1; MA/4.0; MD/0.4; ME/4.0; MI/4.0; MO/4.0; MS/4.0; MT/4.0; NC/4.0; ND/4.0; NE/4.0; NH/4.0; NY/4.0; OR/4.0; PA/4.0; RI/4.0; SC/4.0; SD/4.0; TN/4.0; TX/4.0; UT/4.0; VA/4.0; VT/4.0; WA/4.0; WI/4.0; WY/4.0
- The participant will be able to describe at least three characteristics of individuals with dual diagnosis of SCI & TBI.
- The participant will be able to identify at least three common issues related to the under diagnosis of SCI & TBI.
- The participant will be able to identify at least three psychosocial factors that influence patient outcomes in dual SCI & TBI diagnoses.
- 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 identify an example of an appropriate wheelchair based on cognitive and functional level.
|0-25 Minutes||Background & review of learner outcomes|
|25-95 Minutes||Part 1: Literature Review of Incidence of Dual Diagnosis|
|95-120 Minutes||Part 2: Psychological and Neuropsychological Impacts of Dual Diagnosis Injuries|
|120-200 Minutes||Lecture based review of functional expectations for SCI, altered and adapted treatments based on cognitive/Rancho level, review and discussion of equipment|
|200-235 Minutes||Case Study|
|235-240 Minutes||Q & A, Summary|
Elizabeth Pike, PT, DPT, NCS
Elizabeth graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2011 from University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. Elizabeth worked for a year in an outpatient focused clinic prior to entering a neurological residency with Mercer University- Shepherd Center. During the residency year, Elizabeth worked with both brain injury and spinal cord injury clients in both an inpatient and outpatient setting. Upon completion of the residency, Elizabeth obtained her Neurological Clinical Specialist Certification in March of 2014. Elizabeth currently works as an outpatient physical therapist in the Day Program spinal cord injury rehabilitation unit at the Shepherd Center, a model center for spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation.
Danielle C. Bonner, PT, DPT, NCS
Danielle Bonner, PT, DPT, NCS graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2010 from Armstrong Atlantic State University, and has practiced at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia since 2010. Danielle has consistently worked in the inpatient acquired brain injury rehabilitation unit at Shepherd Center, focusing on rehabilitation of patients with traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors, strokes, neuromuscular diseases and dual diagnosis spinal cord injuries with brain injuries. Danielle is currently the Inpatient Acquired Brain Injury float physical therapist, where she treats patients with a variety of neurological injuries in both the acute and post-acute settings along with assisting in new therapist training. While working at Shepherd Center, Danielle has served as the NeuroResidency mentor on inpatient brain injury rehabilitation along with presenting on a number of topics. Danielle obtained her Neurological Clinical Specialist Certification in March of 2014. Danielle is an active member of the Neurology Section of the APTA and the Neurology SIG of PTAG.
Laurie Nash, PhD, ABPP
Laurie Nash, PhD, ABPP, is the Director of Psychology at the Shepherd Center and is certified in Rehabilitation Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychologists. Dr. Nash joined the Shepherd Center in 2009, where she completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology, and joined the staff as a Neurorehabilitation Psychologist in 2011. She primarily works with people with spinal cord injury and brain injuries, and their families. Dr. Nash received her BA from Bemidji State University, MN, her MA in Counseling and Community Psychology from Marist College, NY, and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY. She completed her internship at the MountSinai School of Medicine, NY. She has experience in schizophrenia and substance abuse research, cardiovascular disease and rehabilitation, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury rehabilitation. She earned the American Psychological Association Division 22 Early CareerPractice Award in 2016.
Sarah E. Caston, PT, DPT, NCS
Dr. Caston is a physical therapist holding a specialty certification in neurologic physical therapy living in Charlotte, NC. She attended Emory University where she earned her DPT and completed a neurologic residency program through Mercer University in affiliation with Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA. She has several years of clinical experience treating patients with traumatic neurologic injuries, including patients with dual diagnoses of TBI & SCI and various other neuromuscular disorders. She currently serves as an assistant professor at Wingate University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program, where she teaches courses in Diagnosis and Management of Neurologic Conditions, as well as Psychosocial Issues in Rehabilitation.
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