Wendy Oelofse is an occupational therapist with a passion for spinal cord injury rehabilitation.
Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems
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Upper limb function is vital for individuals with cervical spinal cord injuries to regain autonomy. Conservative management options and surgical pathways are available to enhance upper limb function. Conservative treatment includes positioning, splinting, passive and active range of motion, functional training, and training with adaptive equipment. Prevention must be considered when treatment strategies are selected. This course will explore upper limb management strategies for persons with lower-level cervical spinal cord injury, incomplete spinal cord injury and central cord syndrome from an Occupational Therapy and multidisciplinary team perspective.
This course aims to discuss multidisciplinary therapeutic strategies for upper limb management in lower tetraplegia.
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.