Functional Motor Recovery: The Future of Spinal Cord Injury Rehab
This course (4 hr) will review spinal cord injuries (SCI) and facilitation of motor recovery and functional outcomes. Lecture will include a summary of neuroplasticity and review of the ASIA scale. Education will include an overview of special considerations when treating SCI across the continuum of care, identification of appropriate intensities needed to facilitate motor recovery, use of technology to improve motor outcomes, and interventions across the continuum of care.
Rehab principles will be covered associated with different types of technology including, body weight supported treadmill training (BWSTT), NMES, FES, and FES cycle. Presenters will provide education on each different type of technology including application, precautions and contraindications, and pathway by which each works.
As practitioners we know every patient’s goal is to return to walking and therefore time will be spent discussing best practices for gait training. Therapists will leave this course with treatment ideas for all levels of SCI, across all treatment settings.
This Course is appropriate for PTs and PTAs.
8:00a - 8:20a Neuroplasticity Review
8:20a - 8:40a ASIA Scale Review
8:40a - 9:10a SCI in Acute Care
9:10a - 9:45a SCI in Acute Rehab and Outpatient
9:45a- 10:00a Break
10:00a-10:45a Valid and Reliable Outcome Measures for SCI
10:45a-11:30a Best Practices for Gait Training s/p SCI
11:30a-12:15p Demonstrations & Questions
Sarah Glowacki, PT, DPT, NCS
Sarah has been practicing for 9 years at Advocate Christ Medical Center (ACMC), with experience working with neurological populations mainly in the inpatient rehabilitation setting, as well as the acute care and outpatient settings. Sarah is a level III therapist who has been an active participant of the Stroke Committee for 8 years and have previously served as the chair. Through her involvement with the Stroke Committee, Sarah has performed staff training, community presentations, development of and presentation at the ACMC’s Stroke Course in 2011 and 2015. Sarah received her board certification in Neurology in 2014 and serves as a mentor to staff for the neurological population. Sarah received her LSVT Big certification in 2014. Sarah also remains active with the IPTA previously serving as the chair for their iMAP program. Sarah graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and from Midwestern University in 2009 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy.
J Corey Silver PT, DPT
Cory graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016 as well as a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2013. While working on his degrees Cory was a research assistant in the Integrative Physiology Lab at UIC where he assisted with a randomized controlled trial which studied the effects of various modes of exercise on cardiovascular function in participants with Multiple Sclerosis. Since graduating Cory has developed broad experience treating a full spectrum of neurologic and orthopedic condition
Cory holds two certifications in vestibular rehabilitation therapy, and a certification from the American Spinal Injury Association on the International Standards. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and their Neurologic and Orthopedic Sections.
Advocate Christ Hospital, Oak Lawn IL