Stacy has experience in multiple practice settings, with advanced training in neurological conditions, wound care, and pain management
The WTR Project aims to improve the rehabilitation system in Ukraine
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A traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is a life-changing event that has both physical and emotional consequences for the individual and their support system. While SCIs occur worldwide, there is a higher incidence of these injuries in low- and middle-income counties. Timely medical and rehabilitation care is critical for optimal outcomes and patient quality of life.
The International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury, commonly referred to as the ASIA Exam, was developed by the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA). This examination is the global standard for the classification of SCI. The main goals of the ASIA Exam are to provide standardised and detailed documentation of the SCI neurological level of injury, guidance for radiographic assessment and intervention, and determination of the extent of the SCI. This is significant as it gives an initial indication of injury prognosis and future rehabilitation potential. This course introduces the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury, overviews the components of the examination, discusses how to calculate and interpret the results and discusses real-world consequences of the examination's findings.
This course aims to introduce rehabilitation professionals to the method and interpretation of the ASIA examination and impairment scale.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.