This webinar will provide resources to learn about Osteoporosis, a brittle bone disease that is highly prevalent among people living with long-term spinal cord injury or paralysis. It will also highlight how to combat this common disease and what to do to keep your bones healthy as you age with SCI.
Dr. Kim Anderson has partnered with Ms. Jennifer French to create webinars for United Spinal Association‘s webinar series. They typically present three to four webinars throughout the year. The webinars focus on topics of interest to the spinal cord injury community and highlight existing information and technology readily available to enhance function or reduce secondary complications.
Spinal Cord Injury and Osteoporosis (November 2017)
Pain Spasticity Management Without Pills (October 2016)
This webinar will help you learn about technology options, alternative medicines, and coping strategies to help manage chronic pain and spasticity.
Direct Nerve Stimulation (August 2016)
Splashed on the media headlines are case studies of people benefiting from epidural stimulation after paralysis or using vagus nerve stimulation as a rehabilitation tool after a paralyzing stroke. How do you make sense of it all? This webinar will introduce the latest technology applications for direct nerve stimulation for both the peripheral and central nervous systems and the published research supporting or negating them. Take away what you need to know to make an informed decision.
Solutions for Bowel Management (May 5, 2016)
This webinar will cover practices, new techniques and what research is being conducting concerning bowel issues. Learn about what changes occur for people living with SCI and how to manage a bowel routine
Solutions for Bladder Management (March 16, 2016)
This webinar is rich with resources on the latest options in managing bladder routines. The techniques you have used for years may not work anymore or maybe they don’t fit your lifestyle. Plus, your bladder changes as you age
Nutrition & Exercise Tips for Wheelchair Users (January 27, 2016)
This webinar will give you some resources to help you get fit in 2016 including easy nutrition tricks, exercise options and technology
Vibration Therapy Benefits for People with SCI/D (September 30, 2015)
This webinar will discuss the benefits of vibration machines in rehabilitation programs and supplemental therapy programs for people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D)
Getting a Handle on Technology for Restoration of Hand and Arm Function – Webinar and Information
Learn about the latest in assistive neurotechnologies and rehabilitation strategies to live more independently with the restoration of hand and/or arm function.
Breakthroughs in Stem Cell Therapies (October 23, 2014)
This section will discuss the differences in stem cells, the status of research and what you need to know before considering treatment.
Access to Implanted Prosthesis: What You Need to Know and How Technology is Used to Restore Function (July 9, 2014)
This area will explain the benefits of neural prostheses, or devices that can restore motor, sensory or cognitive function that might have been damaged as a result of a spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D). It will provide an introduction to a new model to make neural prosthesis more accessible for those living with SCI/D.
Can I Walk Again? The Latest Technology on Motion Therapy (April 10, 2014)
This session addresses the latest in technology as it relates to motion therapy, including: Locomotion Treadmill Training, Robotic Repetitive Motion, Exoskeletons, FES and more.
Rehab is Over, Now What? (January 16, 2014)
This informative webinar will focus on programs that are available after conventional therapy is over.
“Becoming a Lab Rat” – Lesson Learned from Participating in a Clinical Trial (September 25, 2013)
This webinar will provide resources to learn about available clinical trials, how to know if it is a valid trial, and what to expect by being a clinical trial participant.