Spinal Cord Injury

This film is professionally directed and produced to maximize the visual and educational appeal. Purchase the convenient, effective online training with the DVD and you will receive instant online access to the course material and the video based education. We ship you the DVD for self study offline or to train groups of professionals. Complete the online course, take the course test and print your certificate instantly. A great way to supplement your hands on continuing education courses!

Online Continuing Education Course

  • Professional film designed with interactive menus and instructional video
  • Can be purchased and used separately 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

Sample Film Clip

Online Continuing Education Course Objectives

    • 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.

Professional Value of the Film

OT PT Online Continuing Education Course with a DVD

  • 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.


Featured Medical Educator

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.

Continuing Education Course Purchase Options

DVD only

A unique educational program featuring a paraplegic and a quadriplegic performing specific rehab activities. A great resource for SCI. Includes over 40 SCI rehab actovities and 29 Manual Muscle Tests

Most Popular Option

DVD Shipment and Instant Online Access to Course Material, Videos, Online Test and Printable Course Certificate with State Specific CEU approval - Most popular option!
DVD and Online13.0 hrs

Online Test Only

Instant Access to Course CEU Test, Requires a previous DVD purchase
Online13.0 hrs

OT, COTA, PT, PTA Continuing Education Course State Approvals