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IC15 The Right Technology at the Right Time: Considerations for Aging with SCI

Program ID Number: CRS000703
CEU Course ID: P285.15
Webinar Length of Time: 1.0 hour

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As clients age with a spinal cord injury (SCI), mobility does not get easier. Impairments related to skin, posture, pain, and repetitive stress injury become more difficult to manage. Optimizing client independence and participation in the presence of increasing impairments, is both the goal and the challenge for all stakeholders. SCI case studies will illustrate specific impairments and functional limitations. Seating/mobility technology options will be explored as clinical interventions to maximize participation and minimize complications.

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Virginia Walls, PT, MS, NCS, ATP, SMS
Medstar National Rehabilitation Network
Washington, DC
United States

Ginger Walls completed her PT education with an MS from Springfield College in 1989. She is a Regional Director in the Medstar National Rehabilitation Network. She has a broad background in neurologic PT, especially seating/mobility. She has been certified as a Neurologic Clinical Specialist from the ABPTS since 1995. She received her certification as an ATP from RESNA in 2001 and as SMS in 2010. She regularly speaks and advocates in the area of seating/mobility.

Note: Faculty for this activity have been required to disclose all relationships with any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services, with the exemption of nonprofit or government organizations and non-healthcare related companies.

* No conflicts have been disclosed.



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Updated | 06.25.2015