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North American Seminars, Inc. Introduces Advancements in the Management and Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury - Limited 2009-2010 Engagements

North American Seminars, Inc. introduces Advancements in the Management and Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury for limited engagements in 2010. This course is a physical therapy continuing education course focused on assisting patients with spinal cord injury.

North American Seminars, Inc. Introduces Advancements in the Management and Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury - Limited 2009-2010 Engagements
Nashville, TN, October 30, 2009 --( This two-day advanced course is designed to provide progressive concepts to the medical professional involved in the rehabilitation management of the spinal cord-injured patient.

The focus of discussion in this course will be on current treatment approaches related to SCI rehabilitation. Special emphasis will be placed on specific evaluation skills using ASIA standards and more specific evaluation procedures for setting long term functional expectations. A review of precautions and secondary injury mechanisms will be discussed with a deeper focus on spasticity management including assessment tools, identifying neural vs. non-neural origins of spasticity, and advances in local and system ic medical intervention. Participants will also be exposed to state of the art information to enhance their understanding of the treatment environment for the spinal cord injured population including the use of static and dynamic standing programs’ augmentative movement therapies; and assistive gait intervention stimulating central generating processors. This course will explore both conventional and high-tech methods of achieving the best possible outcome and will assist the clinician in facilitating critical thinking when assisting their clients in achieving independent living and long term self management.

Clinicians will be able to immediately apply the information from this course in the clinical setting and will be able to significantly impact the care of their patients by understanding the availability of current resources for the spinal cord injured patient.

This course is designed for physical therapy continuing education and occupational therapy continuing education.

Objectives of this physical therapy continuing education course are as follows:

• Review the historical trends in SCI therapy, contributions from the model systems and what constitutes a spinal cord therapy program.
• Identify key components to therapy evaluation and indications for treatment planning.
• Differentiate between the ASIA evaluative process and a more specific evaluation based on recognizing specific muscle groups’ strength and compensatory contributions.
• Discuss goal setting and expected outcomes as they relate to various functional levels of injury.
• Discuss key issues related to evaluating spasticity and current trends in its management.
• Review the secondary injury mechanisms and therapy precautions/intervention.
• Discuss and apply the principles of seating, positioning, and functional mobility.
• Explore environmental and computer access options.
• Discuss funding issues as they relate to procurement of assistive technology.

This course will be instructed by Selina Morgan PT ATP

Selina Morgan, P.T., A.T.P., graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in health education in 1984, and the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas, School of Physical Therapy in 1986. She is actively involved in the physical rehabilitation of neurologically compromised patients with special interest in spinal cord injury, and assistive technology. She has held offices in: The National Spinal Cord Injury Association-South Texas Chapter, the adhoc committee to improve handicap accessibility in San Antonio, and the access planning committee of the Alamo Dome.

Selina first gained teaching experience through her faculty position at the Texas Tech School of Physical Therapy in 1995. She continues to teach in areas of spinal cord injury, seating/mobility and assistive technology at the University of Texas Health and Science Center (schools of PT and OT) and the Army/Navy Baylor School of Physical Therapy at Fort Sam Houston.

Selina has received credentials through RESNA as an assistive technology practitioner since 2003.

This course will be presented at the following locations in 2010:

November 21, 2009 thru November 22, 2009 Baylor All Saints Medical Center Ft. Worth, Fort Worth, TX $399.00 CEU UNITS: 16.00

March 6, 2010 thru March 7, 2010 at Spaulding Framingham Outpatient Center, Framingham, MA

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If you have an interest in sponsoring this event contact North American Seminars at 1-800-300-5512.

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Tom Vastano