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Course Description

This course utilizes content from the textbook “Spinal Cord Injuries Management and Rehabilitation by Sue Ann Sisto, PT, MA, PhD, Erica Druin MPT and Martha Macht Sliwinski, PT, MA PhD © 2009, published by Elsevier.
Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate
From hospital admittance to discharge to outpatient rehabilitation, this course addresses the wide spectrum of rehabilitation interventions and administrative and clinical issues specific to patients with spinal cord injuries.  Comprehensive coverage includes treatment costs, life expectancies, acute care, respiratory care, documentation, goal setting, clinical treatment, complications, and activities of daily living associated with spinal cord patients.

In addition to therapy interventions and family education components you’ll find information on incidence, etiology, diagnosis, and clinical features of spinal cord injury.  Thoroughly referenced, evidence-based content provides the best evidence for treatment, drawn from the most current research in the field.  Also included are “Clinical Note” boxes that offer helpful tips and advice for practical applications related to each discussion.  With more than 500 illustrations – clinical photos and line drawings – visually clarifying important concepts helping you to familiarize with each condition discussed.
To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 552 pages has been carefully broken down into 4 modules.  Each module approved for 10 contact hours of post-graduate continuing education (NOTE: board approvals vary state to state, please check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog by returning to our home page and entering both your state and profession).
Each 10 contact hour module can be purchased individually or combined with one or all of the other modules from this course to create a Course Bundle.  Each course is offered in two easy formats to again meet your professional needs.  You can choose to have immediate access to your course by selecting the online format (PDF download) or a hard copy of the material can be rushed to your home by selecting our mail format. 

Module Description

Included in Module 4:  Exercise, Fitness and Transportation
Chapter 17:  Functional Electrical Stimulation
Chapter 18:  Exercise and Fitness with Spinal Cord Injury
Chapter 19:  Sports and Recreation for People with Spinal Cord Injury
Chapter 20:  Wheelchair Transportation
Chapter 21:  Transportation, Driving and Community Access

Module Goals

Spinal Cord Injuries
Module 4: Exercise, Fitness and Transportation
Course Goals and Objectives
Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Exercise, Fitness and Transportation in Spinal Cord Injuries.
Professional Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the applications of functional electrical stimulation in spinal cord injury.
  2. Explain the role of muscle fibers in functional electrical stimulation
  3. Explain the contraindication and precautions for functional electrical stimulation.
  4. List the factors that affect muscular response to functional electrical stimulation.
  5. Differentiate between pulse amplitude, pulse width and pulse frequency.
  6. Define impedance
  7. Differentiate between asymmetrical biphasic current and monophasic pulsatile current.
  8. Discuss cardiovascular and pulmonary adaptation to spinal cord injury and the reasons ventilation is significantly impaired.
  9. Explain the two major roles that the sensory components of functional electrical stimulation are responsible for.
  10. List types of electrodes available for functional electrical stimulation.
  11. List factors that may effectiveness and success of stimulation programs.
  12. Differentiate between the Freehand system, Bionic Glove, Handmaster and FESMate and how a patient may benefit from each.
  13. Differentiate between the ParaWalker and the Parastem.
  14. Define autonomic dysreflexia.
  15. Explain the rate of perceived exertion and how it is implemented to prescribe exercise intensity for individuals with tetraplegia and high paraplegia.
  16. Discuss training programs for athletes with spinal cord injuries
  17. Identify sports available to individuals with spinal cord injuries
  18. Differentiate between periodization, speed training, skill training and plyometrics.
  19. List workout strategies to avoid over training.
  20. Explain sprint training.
  21. Define plyometrics.
  22. Discuss advantages and disadvantages of free weights versus machine weights.
  23. Explain the number of sets and repetitions appropriate during weight training exercises.
  24. List the four common training routines used by athletes.
  25. Discuss third-party add-on equipment used to safely transport individuals while seated in their wheelchairs.
  26. Differentiate between four-point tie down systems, docking systems, clamping systems, and rim pin systems identify both functionality and advantages or disadvantages of each.
  27. Discuss standards implemented to evaluate safety for those traveling in wheelchairs.
  28. Differentiate between fixed-route transportation and demand-responsive transportation.
  29. Discuss goals of Diver rehabilitation programs.
  30. Explain how the level of injury helps determine the appropriate choice of vehicle transportation.