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Hands on, Evidence Based Approach to Decreasing pain in the upper Extremity for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury

1McClure I, 2Carnahan J, 2McNair K
1Kessler Institution for Rehabiliation, West Orange, New jersey, USA; 2Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange, New jersey, USA

Interactive Hands On

Length of Course: 90 (long)
Number of individuals proposed: 3(long)

An Evidence -Based, Hands on Approach to Upper Extremity Pain Management for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury and Dysfunction (SCI/D)

Pain experienced by individuals with SCI is both complex and multifactorial. Additionally, pain impacts all aspects of rehabilitation, including participation in activities of daily living, functional mobility, and overall quality of life and can negatively impact life during and after discharge from acute rehabilitation. It is important for clinicians to understand the types of pain unique to spinal cord injury in order to appropriately address pain efficiently and effectively. The appropriate use of multimodalities, guided movement and manual therapeutic technique is essential for decreasing this life altering complication and restoring both function and a more positive quality of life. This course will identify, describe and demonstrate hands on, evidence-based therapeutic interventions for addressing musculoskeletal pain commonly experienced by individuals with SCI/D.

Course Chair: Isa McClure, PT, MAPT Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. imcclure@kessler-rehab.com
Faculty: Janelle Carnahan, PT, DPT, ATP Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation.
Keara McNair, MS, OTR/L, BCPR

0:00 – 0:20 Description and Incidence of Musculoskeletal pain in SCI Individuals (Isa McClure, PT, MAPT)
0:20 – 0:40 Manual techniques and guided movement to decrease incidence of upper extremity musculoskeletal pain in Individuals with SCI (Keara McNair, MS, OTR/L, BCPR)
0:40 – 0:60 Selecting and utilizing multimodalities to addressing pain for individuals with SCI (Janelle Carnahan, PT, DPT, ATP)
0:60 – 0:80 Selecting reliable, valid and sensitive outcome measures to assess effectiveness of Interventions (Isa, Keara and Janelle-Discussants)

0:80 – 0:90 Discussion


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