Functional Electrical Stimulation in Neurorehabilitation – Spring 2017

An Online Certificate Program for Physical and Occupational Therapists
Presented by the University of Toronto, Department of Physical Therapy
Instructor: Dr Kristen Mussleman
REGISTER HERE – I’m sorry this course is now closed to new registrations

Dates:

April 1, 2017 to May 12, 2017

Description

Functional Electrical Stimulation in Neurorehabilitation provides an evidence-based clinically focused approach to functional electrical stimulation for physical therapists and occupational therapists. The University of Toronto course Functional Electrical Stimulation in Neurorehabilitation program is a fully online course that provides an opportunity for therapists   across Canada to advance their knowledge and practice in the use of FES.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the different stimulation parameters and how each affects the neurophysiological response.
  • Appropriately manipulate stimulation parameters.
  • Apply one-channel FES efficiently & effectively.
  • Modify the application of FES in real time.
  • Identify neurological clients who are appropriate for FES.
  • Apply FES with confidence for common one-channel UE and LE applications (e.g., hemiplegic shoulder, hypertonicity, dropped foot, weight-bearing symmetry).

Week 1:  Introduction to FES – current and neurophysiological responses

Week 2: Parameters and Devices

Week 3: Application of FES

Week 4: Application of FES to the LE

Week 5: Application of FES to the UE

Week 6: Emerging topics in FES

Instructor:

Kristin Musselman headshotDr. Kristin Musselman is a physical therapist and Scientist with the Neural Engineering and Therapeutics Team at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – Lyndhurst Centre. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Physical Therapy. She completed a BSc (Life Sciences) and BScPT at Queen’s University, followed by a MSc (Neurosciences) and PhD (Rehabilitation Science) at the University of Alberta. Dr. Musselman was a CIHR Post-doctoral Fellow at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute from 2010-2013. She is active in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, serving on the Executive of the Neurosciences Division and the Congress Education Committee. She is also co-lead of the Walking Measures Group for the Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird Fee: $375 (received on or before February 25, 2017)

Regular Fee: $420 (received after February 25, 2017)

To register: I’m sorry this course is now closed to new registrations

For further information please email: pt.coned@utoronto.ca

Refund Policy: Refund for withdrawal from the course is subject to a $75.00 administration fee and must be made 5 days prior to the commencement of a course.

Cancellation Policy: We reserve the right to cancel this course if there is insufficient registrants.