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Physiotherapy Management in Spinal Cord Injuries

​The focus of this course will be on rehabilitation strategies for people with spinal cord injuries although there will also be a session devoted to the respiratory management of people who are recently injured. The course will include a combination of lectures and practical sessions, and will involve the use of videos of patients with different problems. The course will be structured around a five-step process for planning and implementing an appropriate physiotherapy rehabilitation program which is based on the ICF framework. This includes assessing impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions; setting goals; identifying key problems; administering treatments; and measuring outcomes. Time will also be devoted to learning about appropriate mobility goals for people with different levels of injuries and the implications of different patterns of paralysis on movement. Participants will encouraged to think about effective strategies for teaching patients motor skills and the importance of developing interesting, motivating and varied training programs. The importance of progression will also be emphasized. There will be a strong emphasis on evidence-based practice with interesting discussions around current controversies about the effectiveness of new and old interventions. A session on gait will provide a rare opportunity to reflect on the implications of different patterns of paralysis on the various phases of gait. The gait session will also explore the pros and cons of different types of commonly-used orthoses. While this course is specifically about spinal cord injuries, many of the key principles are equally applicable to all types of neurological patients.

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Course Details


6 - 8 May 2019, Monday - Wednesday


9.00 am - 5.00 pm


3 days

Fees (inclusive of 7% GST):

$1015 (SingHealth staff)

$1125 (Regular)

This  course is funded under e2i Training Grant. Course fee after grant is S$787.95 (inclusive of 7% GST). Only Singaporeans and Singapore PRs are eligible to be considered for the funding. Funding will be subject to approval. Successful applicants will be notified via email.

Registration Closing Date:

15 April 2019, Monday


Therapy Skills Training Lab, Level 1

20 College Road, Academia

Singapore 169856

Target Audience:

Physiotherapists who have a good understanding of the neurological physiotherapy. Some experience treating people with spinal cord injuries is desirable but not essential.