Reach for the Stars: Improving Upper Extremity Function After Spinal Cord Injury

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Objectives of Presentation:

1.) Describe how cervical spinal cord injury affects UE functioning necessary for activities of daily living.

2.) Describe occupational therapy interventions used to increase UE functioning in cervical SCI.

3.) Discuss how current evidence supports implementing occupational therapy interventions into clinical practice for individuals with cervical SCI, in order to maximize independence in activities of daily living.

PICO: What is the evidence supporting occupational therapy interventions to increase upper extremity function in order to improve ADL performance following Cervical Spinal Cord Injury?

Presentation: 42 minutes