Updates on the Management of Spasticity after Spinal Cord Injury
Instructor: John R. McGuire, MD, Medical Director, Comprehensive Spasticity Management Program, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital; Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants
Description: This webinar will review the mechanisms and measures of spasticity as a component of the upper motor neuron syndrome after Spinal Cord Injury. The latest medical and surgical treatments for spasticity will be discussed with an emphasis on the use of botulinum neurotoxins and intrathecal medications. Appropriate patient selection, goal setting and the importance of physical and occupational therapy to enhance these treatments will be highlighted.
Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the indications, risks and benefits of oral and intrathecal medications used to treat generalized spasticity in patients with SCI
- Discuss the appropriate conditions that can be managed with focal treatments for spasticity in patients with SCI, such as botulinum neurotoxin and phenol injections and their potential effectiveness and side effects
Continuing Education Credits
This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1 Contact Hour. Approval #216-000069
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.1 CEUs or 1 contact hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process
Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.
- PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
- MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari
Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.
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