This course will serve as an introductory approach to treating the spinal cord injured client with emphasis on management at the acute and inpatient rehabilitation level. This introduction to spinal cord injury rehabilitation will include knowledge and understating of medical considerations, mobility expectations and potential based upon level of injury.
1. Identify and recognize the signs of skin breakdown secondary to pressure for the spinal cord injured population and understand prevention strategies for pressure sores.
2. State the cardiovascular implications for individuals who have sustained a spinal cord injury and understand how this impacts their rehabilitation/daily life.
3. Identify individuals with spinal cord injury that are at risk for respiratory complications and understand how to facilitate treatment to assist with respiratory compromise.
4. Have the ability to construct a daily/home stretching program for you individual patient with spinal cord injury.
5. Be able to identify the goals and formulate a treatment plan for a patient with complete C1-4 tetraplegia including mobility strategies, equipment requirements, and patient/family education/training.
6. Be able to identify the goals and formulate a treatment plan for a patient with complete C5-8 tetraplegia including mobility strategies, equipment requirements, and patient/family education/training.
7. Be able to identify the goals and formulate a treatment plan for a patient with complete paraplegia including mobility strategies, high level wheelchair skills, equipment requirements, and patient/family education/training.
Lisa Hyde, PT, MS, NCS is a physical therapist at St. David’s Rehabilitation Hospital working predominately in neurologic rehabilitation and a faculty lab assistant in the physical therapy program at the University of St. Augustine. Before joining St. David’s over 7 years ago, Lisa worked as a physical therapist on the spinal cord injury team at TIRR/Memorial Hermann in Houston for 2 years. Lisa received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Dallas and Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. Lisa is also a certified neurological clinical specialist in physical therapy, a certified LSVT BIG clinician, and has served on the Project Walk-Austin board since 2012.
This course is approved for 4.0 CCUs.
PT/PTA/Student Members: $50.00
PT/PTA/Student Non-Members: $100.00