This course discusses current gait training evidence for clients with motor incomplete and motor complete spinal cord injury. High-intensity gait training, intervention selection for clients with motor complete and incomplete SCI, and assessing the effectiveness of interventions through the use of outcome measures are included. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
Live WebinarWed, Aug 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm EDT
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; 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; NY/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
- Participants will be able to identify two indications and recommendations for participation in high-intensity gait training for clients with incomplete spinal cord injuries.
- Participants will be able to identify three different evidence-based interventions aimed at improving gait speed and distance in clients with motor incomplete injury.
- Participants will be able to identify two compensatory strategies, including bracing lower extremities, for clients with motor complete spinal cord injury who are appropriate for gait training goals.
- Participants will be able to identify at least three recommended outcome measures to assess the effectiveness of gait training interventions provided for clients with spinal cord injury.
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learning outcomes|
|15-45 Minutes||Current recommendations for High-Intensity Gait Training recommendations and protocols|
|45-70 Minutes||Gait training interventions aimed at increasing walking speed and distance|
|70-90 Minutes||Gait training interventions in clients with motor complete SCI|
|90-115 Minutes||Outcome measures to assess effectiveness of gait interventions in clients with SCI|
|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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