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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Restoring hand function is one of the most important goals for a person with tetraplegia. Upper extremity function in a person with a high-level spinal cord injury (SCI) is associated with improved quality of life and maintaining social relationships. Interventions for the upper limb may need to focus on preventing complications and creating ideal conditions for upper limb rehabilitation. Therapy must be tailored to each person, and patient feedback is essential. In this course Wendy Oelofse gives the Occupational Therapy perspective with applications and considerations for the multidisciplinary team.
This course aims to describe multidisciplinary interventions for upper limb management in individuals with C4 or C5 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.