Spinal Cord Injury: rehabilitation of total and partial lesions

In this course you will learn a new approach tot Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) motor rehabilitation. There is massive evidence that assisted robotic training on treadmills has a positive effect on the sympoms and complications of SCI, in diminishing respiratory complications, decubitus ulcers and bone stucture as well as in positive effects on trunk stability, arm-function and mobility. In this course, we will identify and apply common classifications in SCI. We will discuss assessment and treatment of SCI and will go in to robotic training as well as ‘hands on’ functional training of patients with complete and incomplete spinal cord injury.

After following this course you:
  • Know the general principles of physiotherapy or motor rehabilitation after SCI;
  • Are able to indentify different sorts of SCI, in level as wel as function;
  • You can select relevant assessment tools and perform an assessment;
  • You can conclude your assessment with a diagnosis to work with;
  • You can make a treatment plan with short term and long term goals;
  • You can select your goals in correspondence tot the ICF and place these in a RPS form;
  • You can demonstrate assessment and treatment skills with a given case;
  • You can demonstrate a treatment plan for inclomplete SCI with includes high intensive therapy.

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Day 1
The first day we will discuss general principles of rehabilitation. We will talk about different types of SCI and discuss what to do. We will go in to complications and the effects on well being and functioning. Assessment and assessment tools will be discussed and practiced.  

Day 2

This day treatment skills are the focus. We will practice hand's on skills for spasticity and moving. We will use treatmill training to deminisch complications. We will discuss incomplets SCI and what to do and pratice therapeutisch exercise with several given cases. 


We will send you a study guide with articles and other reading material. You will make a case of one of your patients, film a short video and formulate a clinical question te be answered. 

After concluding the course and the preparation, you will recieve a certificat of THIM, University of Applied Sciences
2 day course

Physiotherapists, Medical doctors or rehabilitation professionals

Study guide with articles, preparation assignments

Professors of THIM, University of Applied Scieces

Max 20

Event Properties

Event Date 18-09-2022
Event End Date 29-09-2025
Capacity 24
Cut off date 29-09-2024
Individual Price €300,00