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
Select a country (and if appropriate state) to view information about this course's accreditation and/or acceptance in this jurisdiction.
Strength and conditioning are the basic elements of a fitness programme for individuals with spinal cord injury. The physiotherapist needs to know how to assess and choose the most appropriate type and quantity of exercises. Sustainable participation in a spinal cord injury fitness programme requires the individual to successfully complete the given exercises, show measurable improvement, and most importantly, find the activities enjoyable.
The goal of this course is to provide you with an understanding of strength and conditioning exercise prescription for individuals 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 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.