This course will introduce seating/positioning needs common to the client with spinal cord injury, wheelchair selection related to client’s level of spinal cord injury, and training strategies to meet client’s independent mobility goals. Brief discussion of documentation requirements to obtain complex rehab technology for the client with spinal cord injury as well as outcome measures to assess effectiveness of training and intervention selection related to wheelchair training will be performed.
Course created on August 31, 2020
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.2 Intermediate, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention; CE Broker/2.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-789140; IACET/0.2; NBCOT PDUs/2.5 Intermediate, Rehabilitation; RESNA/0.2 Intermediate
- After this course, the participant will be able to identify at least three common postural abnormalities related to spinal cord injury.
- After this course, the participant will be able to identify alternative drive controls for power wheelchairs for clients with high tetraplegia and two considerations for wheelchairs for clients with low tetraplegia or paraplegia.
- After this course, the participant will be able to identify key training interventions/goals/outcome measures that can be utilized for both manual and power wheelchair users.
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learning outcomes|
|15-30 Minutes||Postural changes following SCI and how to describe these changes during a mat assessment|
|30-45 Minutes||Power wheelchair considerations for clients with SCI resulting in high level tetraplegia|
|45-60 Minutes||Power Wheelchair considerations for clients with SCI resulting in low level tetraplegia|
|60-80 Minutes||Manual wheelchair considerations for clients with SCI resulting in low level tetraplegia or paraplegia|
|80-100 Minutes||Wheelchair training skills and interventions in both manual and power wheelchair users|
|100-115 Minutes||Outcome measures for determination of need of equipment and effectiveness of wheelchair selection/training|
|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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