PAST SCI-ISIG WEBINARS
- Is Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycling Safe and Feasible After Acute Spinal Cord Injury?
With guest speaker, Dr. Chester Ho
This webinar will inform clinicians and researchers why they should consider the use of FES cycling in acute SCI and how it is safe and feasible to do so.
- Functional Electrical Stimulation for the Upper Extremity: Where are we at?
With guest speaker, Naaz Kapadia-Desai, PT, BSc, MSc (Rehab)
The webinar discusses rehabilitation of the upper extremity using functional electrical stimulation.
- Lay Summary of Evidence Related to COVID-19 in People Living with Spinal Injury
With guest speaker, Kimberly Anderson, PhD
This presentation highlights the current knowledge related to the course of COVID-19 in people living with spinal injury as well as the community’s concerns around the pandemic and nationwide lockdowns. As an example, longstanding challenges faced by the community living with spinal injury have been exacerbated by the pandemic. There is still a great need for creating lay language summaries of peer-reviewed evidence and partnering with community organizations to promote knowledge translation.
- Creation of the Spina bifida Women’s Health Guidelines, Methods & Future Projects
With guest speaker, Anne Berndl, MD, MSc, FRCSC
In this webinar, Dr. Berndle describes the methods used to create the Women’s Health Guidelines for the care of people with spina bifida, and how we can make use of this method to create women’s health guidelines for women with physical disabilities.
- Upper Limb Rehabilitation After Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
With guest speaker, Carrie Peterson
Improved upper limb function is the most desired rehabilitation outcome for individuals who have suffered a spinal cord injury (SCI) at the cervical level. Challenges in improving upper limb function include muscle imbalances (i.e., some muscles remain fully functional, others are partially or fully paralyzed) and the need to use the upper limbs for activities of daily living. Thus, there is a need to both restore and preserve upper limb function. This webinar focuses on clinical and research strategies to address this unique challenge with attention to pairing physical therapy techniques with neuromodulation.
- Spinal Cord Epidural Stimulation and Recovery of Motor Function After Chronic, Complete Spinal Cord Injury: Details Matter!
With guest speaker, Enrico Rejc, PhD
This presentation highlights the latest breakthroughs in using epidural stimulation in facilitating recovery of motor control in persons with SCI. Upon completion of the webinar, participants will be able to discuss the mechanisms of spinal cord epidural stimulation for motor recovery, and understand the importance of stimulation parameters and activity-based training characteristics. This webinar is brought to you by the SCI-ISIG Functional Electrical Stimulation & Technology Task Force.
- Breast Health Access and Women With Disabilities
With guest speaker, Roberta Carlin, MS, JD
AAHD’s work on breast health and women with disabilities will be discussed, focusing on over 10 years of AAHD’s work in this area to include: (1) educating health care providers, (2) mammography accessibility, and (3) self advocacy for women with disabilities.
- Implementation of Pressure Injury Prevention Best Practices
With guest speakers, Carol Scovil, PhD and Dalton Wolfe, PhD
Knowledge implementation is an important step to incorporate throughout the research process. This webinar provides learners an opportunity to engage in an interactive presntation from authors of “Scovil et al. Implementation of Pressure Injury Prevention Best Practices Across 6 Canadian Rehabilitation Sites: Results From the Spinal Cord Injury Knowledge Mobilization Network. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation. 2019 Feb 1;100(2):327-35,” on practical strategies of using active implementation frameworks to implement best practices in rehabilitation setting. Speakers discuss barriers and facilitators to successful implementations as well as indicators for evaluating successful implementation.
- Integrated Knowledge Translation and Consumer Engagement: A Primer for Rehabilitation Researchers and Clinicians
With guest speaker, John Chernesky
- An Overview of Rehabilitation With Powered Exoskeletons for Over Ground Walking Following Spinal Cord Injury
With guest speakers, Jaynie Yang, PT, PhD and Caitlin Hurd, PT, MSc
- Brain-Computer Interface Signaling and Control Webinar
With guest speaker, Samuel Clanton, MD, PhD
- Electrical Stimulation From Exercise to Locomotion
With guest speaker, Ashraf S. Gorgey, MPT, PhD, FACSM, FACRM
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