Spinal Cord Injury Progression: From Rehab to Home

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3600 Washington Street
Hollywood, FL 33021
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Fee: $300.00 - $400.00

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Memorial Rehabilitation Institute will host the "Spinal Cord Injury Progression: From Rehab to Home" course, October 19-20, 2019, from 7 am - 5 pm at Memorial Regional Hospital South, Auditorium.

This two-day CEU course will provide participants with the intermediate skills needed to prepare individuals that suffered from a newly acquired spinal cord injury back into the community. It will be geared towards the inpatient rehabilitative phase of recovery.

Contact Evelyn Carpio at ecarpio@mhs.net or 954- 518-5518 for more information or to RSVP.


OT and PT: 15.5 hours are awarded by the Florida State Board of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy through CE Broker. Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or sponsors.


  • Physical therapist
  • Physical therapy assistants
  • Occupational therapists
  • Occupational therapy assistants


Participants will be able to:

  1. Perform the ISNCSCI exam and determine neurological level and classification for presented cases using the 2019 ISNCSCI.
  2. Discuss the implications of the ISNCSCI classification on the individual’s functional levels.
  3. Perform and instruct transitional movements, bed mobility and transfers to/from floor to wheelchair.
  4. Examine and evaluate shoulder dysfunction in SCI and prescribe personalized HEP.
  5. Differentiate between UMN and LMN bowel and bladder function and management of dysfunction.
  6. Identify attitudes and barriers limiting intimacy in individuals living with SCI.
  7. Provide interventions to remediate or modify barriers limiting sexual participation/intimacy.
  8. Complete a full wheelchair examination
  9. Write an appropriate wheelchair prescription.
  10. Provide rational for use of orthotics in tetraplegia.
  11. Perform and teach basic wheelchair skills such as propulsion technique, wheelies, negotiation of curbs and uneven terrain.


Saturday, October 19

  • 7 am - Registration/Breakfast
  • 7:30 - Welcome
  • 8 - ISNCSCI International Standards for Neurological Classification of SCI
  • 10 - Break
  • 10:15 - ISNCSCI Case Studies
  • 12:15 pm - Lunch
  • 1:15 - Mat Skills
  • 3:15 - Break
  • 3:30 - Shoulder Preservation
  • 5 pm - Adjourn

Sunday, October 20

  • 7 am - Breakfast
  • 7:30 - ANS Bowel and Bladder
  • 9:30 - Break
  • 9:45 - Sexuality
  • 11:45 - Lunch
  • 12:45 pm - Panel of individuals living with SCI
  • 1:45 - Wheelchair Assessment
  • 3:15 - Break
  • 3:30 - Wheelchair Skills
  • 5 - Adjourn


Stephanie Cleves earned her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Florida International University in 2014. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Education from the University of Florida and is currently pursuing her PhD in Occupational Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. She currently works at the Memorial Healthcare System where she is experienced in a variety of clinical settings including acute care, inpatient rehab and neuro-outpatient.

Dr. Anna Castañeda earned her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the Hogeschool Twente, the Netherlands in 1991. In 2016 she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Nova Southeastern University and just this year became a BoardCertified Neurologic Clinical Specialist. Her experience ranges from pediatrics to adults, inpatient and out-patient settings including community re-entry, however specialized in inpatient rehab with a focus on the neurologic population.

Dr. Janette Flores earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Parkside in 2006. After graduating with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern in 2011, she began working in the inpatient rehab setting where she has specialized in the treatment of neurologically involved patients, treating patients with brain injuries and traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injuries in both inpatient acute and outpatient rehab.