Dr Candace Vermaak is a biokineticist and lecturer whose teaching focuses on rehabilitating people with different disabilities
Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems
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Physical activity is any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure. It can include activities completed while working, playing, travelling, carrying out housework and fulfilling recreational interests. Physical activity is considered an essential part of a healthy lifestyle for adults with spinal cord injury (SCI). In this course, Candace Vermaak uses scientific guidelines and her own clinical experience to offer insight into designing physical activity programmes for individuals with spinal cord injuries. Her in-depth presentation on the benefits, barriers and solutions of these programmes provide guidance for physiotherapists working in high-, middle- and low-income countries.
The goal of this course is to provide guidelines for anyone interested in designing physical activity programmes for people with spinal cord injury.
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 programme is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.