Spinal Cord Injury DVD

Online continuing education course for physical therapists and occupational therapists with professional DVD component.

Online Continuing Education Course Features


Why you should take this course:

This e-learning course delivered online with a DVD supplement represents current approached to evaluating, treating a patient with spinal cord injury. Unique to this course are two actual spinal cord injury patients that demonstrate key mobility and transfer techniques. This not only provides the learner with real life examples of the techniques but conveys how a therapist can achieve success in improving the quality of life of SCI patient. Selina Morgan ATP, PT narrates and demonstrates the film and correlates the written information to provide the most detail for each technique. This video portion of the course was filmed in a manner which allows complete focus on the material without background distractions. Behind all the evidenced based information is an educator, Selina Morgan, who conveys her twenty years of experience and passion treating SCI patients.

Director's Overview: My goal in creating this film was to find the top therapist in the U.S. treating Spinal Cord Injury. I felt the key to making a great film was to have actual SCI patients performing the techniques. While this made the filming a challenge at times, I believe we captured the courage and inner strength of these two young talented ladies. What amazed me during the filming process was the impact that a therapist has on a SCI patient beyond just therapy. They provide a road map to independence which is more than just teachings them to transfer from their wheelchair. My hope is that your SCI patients can see this film and gain confidence and hope in their ability to achieve mobility and a better quality life. Enjoy this work and I sincerely hope that more SCI patients will benefit from our effort! Tom V

  • Compare the differences between the ASIA motor exam and manual muscle testing.
  • Identify the pitfalls of only using the ASIA exam for SCI evaluation.
  • Understand the challenges of applying standardized manual muscle testing to the spinal cord injured patient.
  • Identify incomplete spinal cord injury characteristics via deductive reasoning following a sensorimotor exam.
  • Identify key components to the therapy evaluation including:
  • a. Modified manual muscle test vs the ASIA assessment
    b. Sensory testing
    c. Functional skill elements and indications for treatment planning.
    d. Discuss goal setting and therapy techniques as they relate to various functional levels of injury.
  • Observe and practice patient handling techniques in a lab setting including:
  • a. Transfer training and progressions
    b. Bed mobility training and progressions
    c. Conventional model gait training and progressions
    d. Positioning for mechanical advantage to encourage optimal strengthening and facilitation
  • Observe and understand of the basic manual wheelchair components and benefits for gravity assisted positioning for task performance.

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DVD requires a TV with a DVD player. To use on your PC or Mac software is required that will play a DVD. The DVD is formatted for optimal viewing on a widescreen TV or computer screen. The online course requires use of Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari. To purchase these products you must be a licensed medical professional and agree to the terms and conditions and release of liability presented in the myhealthclick account setup.

The DVD contains videos presented in chapter sequence as well as an interactive menu system for detailed viewing and study of each video segment. The online course includes the movies on the DVD as well as written content, medical illustrations and animations

North American Seminars endorses Responsible CME™. Responsible CME™ is a program whereby medical professionals use technology to enhance their understanding of medical concepst either before or after a hands on training event. These DVD and online courses are not a substitute for hands-on training and proper instructional mentorship. Using online training to replace hands-on training, in accordance with the Responsible CME program™, is not in the best interest of the medical professional or the patients they treat.

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Professionally filmed and developed DVD:
  • Professional film designed with interactive menus and instructional video
  • Can be purchased and used seperately from the online continuing education course for physical therapists and occupational therapists.
  • Share among groups of therapists and they can purchase the test only purchase option and save on continuing education
Online Continuing Education Course for PT, OT, PTA and COTA
  • Delivers medical content, medical illustrations, medical animations to PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet
  • Provides continuing medical education online course credit for PT, PTA, OT, COTA licensing requirements
  • Instant access upon purchases, a 70% or greater test course allows course certificate to be printed online.
  • Online continuing education test can be taken as many times as need to achieve 70% or greater test score

Continuing Medical Education Purchase Options


Item: DVD

Price (USD): $99.95

Item: Instant Access to Course CEU Test, Requires a previous DVD purchase

Price (USD): $150.00

This course is approved for: 13.0 hrs, 1.3 CEU

Item: DVD Shipment and Instant Online Access to Course Material, Videos, Online Test and Printable Course Certificate with State Specific CEU approval - Most popular option!

Price (USD): $235.95

This course is approved for: 13.0 hrs, 1.3 CEU
Professional DVD features


  • A unique educational program featuring a paraplegic and a quadriplegic performing specific rehab activities. A great resource for treating SCI.
  • Patient demonstration with narration of patient transfers, mobility exercises, wheelchair related activity, powder board and brace utilization.
  • Manual Muscle Tesing explored in detail using ASIA testing standards.
  • Wheelchair measurement, positioning and feature discussion.

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    Short video samples are provided to illustrate movie quality, not to demonstrate any technique or procedure

      Our Guarantee  

  • 100% guarantee until online test is completed or 30 days from purchase.
  • Online test can be taken multiple times to achieve 70% or greater.
  • Online course can be taken over time, with easy access to content.
  • Therapists can share DVD and just purchase online test portion
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    Short Introduction video samples are provided to illustrate movie quality, not to demonstrate any technique, procedure or to convey medical advice. This information is directed only at the licensed medical professional. To purchase these products, you must be a licensed medical professional and agree to the terms and conditions and release during the purchasing process

    Selina Morgan, PT, ATP, graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in health education in 1984, and the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas, School of Physical Therapy in 1986. She is actively involved in the physical rehabilitation of neurologically compromised patients with special interest in spinal cord injury and assistive technology. She has held offices in: The National Spinal Cord Injury Association-South Texas Chapter, the adhoc committee to improve handicap accessibility in San Antonio and the access planning committee of the Alamo Dome. Selina first gained teaching experience through her faculty position at the Texas Tech School of Physical Therapy in 1995. She continues to teach in areas of spinal cord injury, seating/mobility and assistive technology at the University of Texas Health and Science Center (schools of PT and OT) and the Army/Navy Baylor School of Physical Therapy at Fort Sam Houston. Selina has received credentials through RESNA as an assistive technology practitioner since 2003.