Specialized Rehabilitation Strategies for SCI/D-Continuing Education Series

Specialized Rehabilitation Strategies for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury/Dysfunction 

 

Relevance to Clinicians:

Specialized education and training is needed to effectively address the unique needs of individuals with SCI/D.  Each year approximately 1600 individuals sustain a spinal cord injury in the Mid-Atlantic region. The majority of these individuals may start their initial rehabilitation at a specialized center, but continue it through home care, skilled nursing facilities, and outpatient facilities throughout MarylandClinicians at those facilities who seek to build their knowledge base beyond entry level are faced with the challenges of finding accessible quality programs.  Nationally offered SCI courses commonly cost well over $500 for a two day course and require extensive travel

 

Funding Support:

Thanks to support from grant #763 from the Paralyzed Veterans of America Education Foundation, our team of clinicians and educators affiliated with the University of Maryland Rehabilitation Network (UMRN) is able to offer this course at half the cost and at locations more convenient to practitioners and students in the Mid-Atlantic region.

 

Leadership Team:

The Executive Course Director, Paula R. Geigle, PT PhD, offers a 34 year professional background which includes clinical, educational, and research expertise.  Clinical Course Co-Directors Heather Walenga Wheeler, DPT and Sara Kate Frye, MD OTR/L, ATP have over 26 years combined clinical, continuing education and guest education experience.  Course modules have been created and will be presented by talented clinicians from a variety of disciplines who are affiliated with UMRN, the Veteran's Administration and the University of Maryland Baltimore.


Specialized Rehabilitation Strategies for SCI/D will be offered at three sites within Maryland:

UM Rehab & Ortho, in Baltimore on January 9-10, 2016

Meritus Health in Hagerstown on February 6-7, 2016

University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne on March 5-6, 2016

 

Course Topics: Day #1 / Saturday

  • Introduction to Spinal Cord Injury 
  • The ISNCSCI Evaluation with Lab
  • Skin Integrity Management
  • Upper Extremity Health after SCI/D
  • Wheelchair Seating and Positioning with Lab 
  • Bowel, Bladder & Sexual Function with Lab

Course Topics: Day #2 / Sunday

  • Mobility for Individuals with Paraplegia and Tetraplegia with Lab
  • Activities of Daily Living with Lab
  • Respiratory Function
  • Technology for Function & Ambulation with Lab 
  • Assistive Technology with Lab
  • Leisure Opportunities
  • Community Resources
  • Lunch Round Tables

Specialized Rehabilitation Strategies for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury/Dysfunction 

 

Relevance to Clinicians:

Specialized education and training is needed to effectively address the unique needs of individuals with SCI/D.  Each year approximately 1600 individuals sustain a spinal cord injury in the Mid-Atlantic region. The majority of these individuals may start their initial rehabilitation at a specialized center, but continue it through home care, skilled nursing facilities, and outpatient facilities throughout MarylandClinicians at those facilities who seek to build their knowledge base beyond entry level are faced with the challenges of finding accessible quality programs.  Nationally offered SCI courses commonly cost well over $500 for a two day course and require extensive travel

 

Funding Support:

Thanks to support from grant #763 from the Paralyzed Veterans of America Education Foundation, our team of clinicians and educators affiliated with the University of Maryland Rehabilitation Network (UMRN) is able to offer this course at half the cost and at locations more convenient to practitioners and students in the Mid-Atlantic region.

 

Leadership Team:

The Executive Course Director, Paula R. Geigle, PT PhD, offers a 34 year professional background which includes clinical, educational, and research expertise.  Clinical Course Co-Directors Heather Walenga Wheeler, DPT and Sara Kate Frye, MD OTR/L, ATP have over 26 years combined clinical, continuing education and guest education experience.  Course modules have been created and will be presented by talented clinicians from a variety of disciplines who are affiliated with UMRN, the Veteran's Administration and the University of Maryland Baltimore.


Specialized Rehabilitation Strategies for SCI/D will be offered at three sites within Maryland:

UM Rehab & Ortho, in Baltimore on January 9-10, 2016

Meritus Health in Hagerstown on February 6-7, 2016

University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne on March 5-6, 2016

 

Course Topics: Day #1 / Saturday

  • Introduction to Spinal Cord Injury 
  • The ISNCSCI Evaluation with Lab
  • Skin Integrity Management
  • Upper Extremity Health after SCI/D
  • Wheelchair Seating and Positioning with Lab 
  • Bowel, Bladder & Sexual Function with Lab

Course Topics: Day #2 / Sunday

  • Mobility for Individuals with Paraplegia and Tetraplegia with Lab
  • Activities of Daily Living with Lab
  • Respiratory Function
  • Technology for Function & Ambulation with Lab 
  • Assistive Technology with Lab
  • Leisure Opportunities
  • Community Resources
  • Lunch Round Tables