Clinical Practice (assessment, diagnosis, treatment, knowledge translation/EBP, implementation science, program development)
Spinal Cord Injury
Kristin Musselman, PT, PhD
KITE, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network; Dept. of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Falls and impaired balance are a significant concern for individuals living with neurological conditions, and neurological rehabilitation programs are evolving in order to target these issues. In this evidence-based instructional course you will learn how to: 1) implement a framework for an individualized assessment of fall risk; 2) develop individualized fall prevention strategies for people living with a neurological condition; 3) assess the various systems of balance control through bedside and instrumented approaches; and, 4) deliver comprehensive balance training and appreciate the ability of technology, such as functional electrical stimulation, to augment these training approaches.