This 5 hours course will review spinal cord injuries and an provide an update in clinical practice focusing on the use of technology for physical therapy interventions. Lecture will include a review of the ASIA scale and introduction to the Neuromuscular Recovery Scale. Education will discuss rehab principles 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. Lastly, this course will conclude with LIVE Patient Demonstrations of each PT technology covered.
8am -9:15am: Introduction with review of SCI, Neuroplasticity, ASIA, & NRS
9:30 – 11am: Treatments including literature to support treatments and brief instructions in application of treatments
11am – 11:15am: Break
11:15-12:45: Demonstration of Treatments (3 Stations)
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.
Next Steps of O'Connor Foundation, Willow Springs, IL 60480