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Maximizing Outcomes After Spinal Cord Injury

June 28, 2018
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mountain Time 


The purpose of this webinar is to highlight the outcomes achieved after individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) participate in a comprehensive outpatient therapy program.  Nurses, clinical case managers and workers compensation claims adjusters will be provided an overview of the health care costs associated with the long-term needs of individuals with SCI. In addition, case studies of six individuals with SCI will be reviewed to illustrate the functional impact as well as the long-term savings of their participation following a rigorous outpatient therapy program. 

Learning Objectives

  • Cite evidence supporting neuroplasticity and recovery after spinal cord injury in response to activity-based therapies.
  • Describe health care costs associated with the long term needs of individuals with spinal cord injury.
  • Summarize life time care cost reduction associated with participation in activity-based therapy programs.

Speaker Bios

Candy Tefertiller, PT, DPT, NCS, is the Director of Physical Therapy. Candy received a B.S in Biology from Mount Olive College in 1997 and a Master's in Physical Therapy from East Carolina University in 2000. Candy has been working in the field of neurological rehabilitation since 2000 and received an assistive technology practitioner (ATP) certification in 2005 and became a certified neurological clinical specialist (NCS) in 2007. Candy then received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Rocky Mountain Health Care University in 2008. She has been involved in numerous research projects and has focused much of her career on interventions and program development promoting recovery after neurologic injury or disease. Candy is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Neurologic Section.

Meghan Joyce PT, DPT, NCS is the Clinical Supervisor of the NeuroRecovery Network at Craig Hospital in Englewood, CO. Meghan received her B.S. in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Northern Colorado in 2007 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in 2010. Meghan has worked at Craig Hospital for the past 7 years, providing rehabilitation to individuals with spinal cord injury in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Meghan is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is actively involved in the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy in which she has served as Vice Chair of the SCI special interest group since 2013. Meghan became certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist (NCS) in 2016. 

Craig Rehab U has partnered with CEU Institute to offer courses via live webinar. Courses are one hour in length.

‪Craig Rehab U webinars provide credit* for: Workers' Compensation Adjusters, Nurses (except IA), Certified Case Managers, Certified Rehab Counselors and Certified Disability Management Specialists are eligible for 1 CE credit for each 1 hour course.**

*Credits will be provided by our partner, CEU Institute.

** Credits for ‪Nurses: RN, LPN, ARNP and CNA (all states except IA) CCM, CDMS and CRC: Nationwide

‪Adjusters: AK, AL, AR, CA, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, LA, MS, MT, NC, NH, OK, TX, UT, WY ‪

(Certificates Only): AZ, CO, CT, DC, HI, IA, IL, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VA, WI, WV