North American Seminars Introduces A Significant Advancement in Spinal Cord Rehab Continuing Medical Education for Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists

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Approximately six million people in the United States are living with paralysis. This means that every physical therapist or occupational therapist will treat someone with paralysis. Preparing medical professionals to deliver the best possible care to this population is the challenge North American Seminars tool on when creating and filming "Spinal Cord Injury". Selina Morgan, PT, ATP narrates and demonstrates essential rehab techniques and best practices for spinal cord rehab.

Spinal Cord Injury continuing Medical Education

Spinal Cord Injury continuing Medical Education

Approximately six million people in the United States are living with paralysis.

North American Seminars sought out the top rehab professional in the United States while researching the topic of spinal cord rehab. With 6 million people or approximately 1 in 50 people living with some sort of paralysis we knew that this issue effects almost every American in some way. Selina Morgan PT, ATP delivers not only current evidence based evaluation and treatment techniques for Spinal Cord Injury, but an overwhelming compassion for this population. Filming two young adults with paralysis conveys the difficulty, challenges and rewards of working with this population. This film is a unique physical therapy continuing education program featuring a paraplegic and a quadriplegic performing specific rehab activities. As a PT continuing education online course, North American Seminars applied the content in the film to evidence based clinical information. This online continuing education course for PT and OT discusses the following areas of Spinal Cord Rehab:

  • Quadriplegic assessment
  • Dependent transfer with feet on floor
  • Dependent transfer with full lift
  • Infant transfer
  • Infant collar, TLSO
  • Quadriplegic Mobility, transfers with board
  • Mat to mat transfer
  • Transfer to wheelchair with board
  • Paraplegic transfer with sliding board
  • Transfer, pivot without sliding board
  • Transfer, prone push
  • Transfer, roll out
  • Wheelchair transfer floor to chair
  • Transfer, feet first
  • Transfer from mat using knee to chest for bed mobility
  • Quadriplegic mobility, long sitting
  • Quadriplegic mobility, quadruped
  • Prone on elbow shifting
  • Quadriplegic mobility, long sit to prone
  • Come to sit and the UE platform
  • Long to short sit with leg management
  • Bed mobility prone to supine
  • Paraplegia, transfer to mat
  • Long leg braces and weight bearing
  • Come to stand with forearm crutches
  • Sit<>stand and the standing position
  • Prone push to stand
  • Gait with rolling walker sit to stand
  • Quadriplegic gait training
  • Supine too long too short sitting
  • Scooting hip head relationship
  • Introduction of the lower extremity powder board testing
  • Powder board strength assessment of dorsi and plantar flexion
  • Powder board, hip abduction
  • Powder board, hip adduction
  • Powder board with and without skate, hip flexion
  • Powder board, skate, knee extension
  • Powder board no skate, knee extension
  • Powder board, hamstring exam, trace
  • Fatigue in weak muscle groups
  • Wheelchair selection and hip width
  • Wheelchair configuration, frame dump
  • Wheelchair patient measurements
  • Achieving the best pelvic position in a wheelchair
  • Frame dump measurements, pelvic position and arc over rail
  • Wheelchair tire and caster options
  • Wheelchair configuration, key measurements
  • Camber and overall width of wheelchair
  • Wheelchair features and dis-assembly.

In addition, extensive instruction in the continuing education online course for PT and OT discusses Manual Muscle Testing including:

  • ASIA A & B
  • ASIA C & D
  • ASIA E defined
  • ASIA sensory exam, pin prick
  • ASIA sensory exam, pin prick grading
  • ASIA sensory exam, light touch
  • ASIA, sensory exam S4-5
  • Defining complete and ZPP
  • ASIA functional motor level
  • Sensory motor relationship
  • ASIA C5, all grades
  • ASIA C6, all grades
  • ASIA C7, all grades
  • ASIA C8, all grade
  • ASIA T1
  • ASIA T1 quadriplegic involvement
  • ASIA test, gravity eliminated test position for the hip flexion testing
  • ASIA L2, grades 0,1,2
  • ASIA L2, grades 3,4,5
  • ASIA L3, grades 0,1,2
  • ASIA L3, grades 3,4,5
  • ASIA L4
  • ASIA L4 grade 3
  • ASIA L4 grades 4, 5
  • ASIA L5, all grades
  • ASIA S1, grades 0,1,2
  • ASIA S1, grade 3
  • ASIA S1, grade 4, 5
  • Interaction of muscle groups

Approved online continuing education for PT and PTA

This course meets the continuing education requirements for physical therapists in the States of California, Illinois, New York, Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Indiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

Approved online continuing education for Occupational Therapists

North American Seminars, Inc. is an AOTA provider for continuing education, provider #4487. The AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products or clinical procedures. The Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia occupational therapy regulatory boards accept courses presented by AOTA providers to meet the needs of OT continuing educational requirements.

For more information visit North American Seminars supports Responsible CME. Live hands on training supplemented by online and software based courses provides an exceptional learning experience. Online training is not a replacement for a live course. For a comprehensive list of live spinal cord injury courses visit

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