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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The promotion of physical activity is an important part of spinal cord injury rehabilitation. The physiotherapist’s role through supportive attitudes is to motivate individuals with spinal cord injury to engage in various forms of physical activity and, when resources are limited, to train other personnel to carry out the task. Leading group activities such as strengthening classes, aerobic exercises, yoga classes or circuit training, requires skills, preparation and knowledge about the risk factors associated with physical activity in individuals with spinal cord injury.
The goal of this course is to provide ideas for successful and sustainable community group activities for persons with spinal cord injury with a focus on low-resource countries.
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 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.