• Continuing Education
  • Comprehensive Management Strategies For the Patient Post Spinal Cord Injury - Alexandria, VA

    Course Date: October 21, 2017  –  October 22, 2017

    Saturday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sunday: 8:00AM - 12:00PM

    Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
    2501 Parkers Lane
    Alexandria, VA 22306

    The course and pre-course learning materials provide a review of changes in epidemiology, anatomy, and physiological functions seen after an acute, traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) and how to apply that knowledge to rehabilitative care. The learner will be taught foundational concepts in treatment of patients with SCI including a logical intervention progression with an emphasis on recovery of function. Using current evidence and best practice, this course will utilize both classroom and hands-on lab experience with clinical application. Clinicians will come away from this course with novel intervention ideas and resources applicable to treatment of the patient in the acute and subacute stages following SCI. 

    At the end of this course the participants will be able to…

    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of expected functional outcomes for each level of spinal cord injury and develop a comprehensive, interdisciplinary plan of care.
    • Educate patients in preventative care topics such as skin care and wound prevention, functional ROM and positioning, preservation of shoulder and hand function, as well as autonomic dysreflexia, heterotopic ossification, and other preventable sequelae.
    • Describe therapy’s role in bowel and bladder management for the person with a SCI.
    • Gain increased confidence in mat work when developing preliminary skills training sessions for individuals with SCI.
    • Identify appropriate intervention progression and goals aiming for early recovery in acute care with the end goal of return to community and enhanced quality of life.


    Alison D’Alessandro, PT, DPT, NCS

    The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for licensed Physical Therapist (PT), Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), Occupational Therapist (OT) and Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) designations only.

    Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. See Brooks IHL Course Policies and Procedures for details. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email info@BrooksIHL.org and we will be happy to help clarify! 


    1.5 CEUs (4 hours home study + 12 hours on-site)

    This course has been approved for 15.25 hours by the following boards:

    • Virginia Physical Therapy Association
    • American Occupational Therapy Association

    Based on the criterion provided by the AOTA this is a category 1 introductory course that falls into the group of general practice/health/medical.

    Registration fee:

    If you would like to pay by check, cash, or department*, please print this registration form, and send it to us with your payment. Checks should be made out to Brooks Rehabilitation.

    The Brooks Institute of Higher Learning will provide reasonable accommodations for learners with special needs. Please contact the Brooks IHL @ info@BrooksIHL.org for more information and/or for a special needs accommodation request.