Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

Target Audience:
Medical staff involved in the treatment of SCI patients

Type of Education Activity:
  • Offsite observership at Sheba: individual
  • Offsite training course at Sheba: multiple participants
  • Onsite “visiting experts” from Sheba at the hosting site
  • Digital training course: multiple participants

Level: Basic – Advanced

Number of participants:
  • Depending on chosen activity

Duration:
  • Depending on chosen activity

Objectives:

  • According to the 2019 revision of the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI), the participant will know how to perform a neurological physical examination.
  • The participant will be familiar with common secondary medical complications of SCI patients, such as neurogenic bladder and bowel, spasticity, pain, and sub-lesional osteoporosis
  • The participant will learn about advanced surgical interventions for improving function and quality of life of individuals with SCI

Main Topics: (up to 10)

  • Physical examination (ISNSSCI)
  • Classification of SCI
  • Functional expected outcome
  • Assistive devices in SCI
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Neurogenic bowel
  • Pain in SCI
  • Spasticity management, including ITB
  • Sublesional osteoporosis (SLOP)
  • Upper extremity tendon and nerve transfer for improving upper extremity function in SCI
  • Neuroplasticity in SCI – locomat transcutaneous and epidural spinal cord stimulation

Training Methodology:

(dependent on the chosen activity)

  • Frontal lectures
  • Clinical discussions
  • Practical sessions
  • Observations (shadowing)
  • Online remote teaching
* The course structure serves as a guideline and can be modified and tailored according to the needs and objectives of each client.

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