This course will provide a basic comprehensive overview of the management of clients with incomplete SCI. This will include background information on incomplete SCI and acute medical concerns, evidence-based treatment strategies, gait training, wheelchair selection, and outcome measure selection to provide the clinician with basic knowledge/skills that are applicable to clinical practice. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
Course created on June 24, 2020
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; 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 at least two key prognostic indicators for return to ambulation following a spinal cord injury.
- Participants will be able to identify at least two key principles of motor learning that can be applied to treatment strategies.
- Participants will be able to identify at least two different evidence-based treatment strategies that can be applied to clinical practice.
- Participants will be able to identify at least two considerations for selection of a wheelchair for a client with an incomplete SCI.
- Participants will be able to identify at least three outcome measures that can be selected for those with incomplete spinal cord injury to assess the effectiveness of interventions.
|0-10 Minutes||Background, review of learning outcomes|
|10-25 Minutes||Statistics/background information on SCI including acute medical complications, and prognostic factors|
|25-55 Minutes||Motor learning principles concepts and evidence-based treatment strategies|
|55-85 Minutes||Gait training|
|85-100 Minutes||Wheelchair selection and considerations for clients with incomplete SCI|
|100-115 Minutes||Outcome assessments for clients with incomplete SCI|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Kristen Cezat, 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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