37th Annual Interdisciplinary Spinal Cord Injury Course

Chicago, Illinois
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

37th Annual Interdisciplinary Spinal Cord Injury Course
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 8:15 AM -
Friday, June 27, 2014 4:00 PM (Central Standard Time)

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
(312) 238-6042
345 E. Superior Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
United States

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Course Description
This comprehensive conference utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to address and update spinal cord care by focusing on current research, technology and practice. The course will address concepts surrounding treatment and interventions for patients who are post spinal cord injury by practitioners in all aspects of patient care.  Issues will range from bone health to advances in locomotor training and maximizing the functional propulsion potential of manual wheelchair users in patients with spinal cord injury.  Health care issues transitioning from pediatrics to adulthood and aging with a spinal cord injury will be discussed. Laboratory sessions with interactive workshops will allow participants to follow self guided tracks featuring practice skills including gait training, NMES/FES, functional mobility/mat skills, seating & positioning considerations for active wheelchair users and advancements in mobile arm support technology.

Who Should Attend
Physiatrists, Residents, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Social Workers,  Recreational Therapists and Nurses

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Identify ways to maximize the functional potential of manual wheelchair users.

Discuss current techniques for gait and upper extremity function for individuals with SCI and the underlying mechanisms and assistive devices involved with them.

Identify current research and trends in mobility aids and treatment related to locomotor training.

Discuss psychosocial and sexuality considerations for persons living with a spinal cord injury.   

Summarize pain management and issues surrounding pediatrics to adulthood involved with the patient post spinal cord injury.   

Review issues surrounding interdisciplinary management of areas such as bowel and bladder care programs and respiratory training programs.

Identify treatment and prevention techniques associated with musculoskeletal overuse injuries for persons with spinal cord injury.

Contact Information

  • Please Contact:
    Mary Eugene
    Registrar - RIC Academy
    Phone: 312-238-4251
    Fax: 312-238-4451

Payment Instructions

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