NEW YORK, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association's membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will host two free webinars in April on the latest technology on motion therapy and transitioning from cane to walkers to wheelchairs for people living with disabilities.
Can I Walk Again? The Latest Technology on Motion Therapy ––Thursday, April 10th from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST, will address the latest in technology as it relates to motion therapy; Topics covered include: Locomotion Treadmill Training, Robotic Repetitive Motion, Exoskeletons, functional electrical stimulation (FES) and more.
Guest speakers include Jennifer French, Executive Director; Neurotech Network and Kim Anderson-Erisman, Ph.D.; Research Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery-Director of Education, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Transitioning from Canes to Walkers to Wheelchairs––Thursday, April 17th from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST, will explore the various devices and assistive equipment that a person may need as their condition progresses or changes and its impact on one's mobility.
Jean Minkel, a physical therapist and master clinician will be the guest speaker.
To register for all of NSCIA's upcoming webinars or view previous webinars, please visit http://www.spinalcord.org/webinar-archive/.
About United Spinal Association
United Spinal is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post-polio. It played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, and made important contributions to the Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Air Carrier Access Act. Membership is free and is open to all individuals with SCI/D. United Spinal was instrumental in getting New York City to create sidewalk curb ramps and accessible public transportation that has been used as a model for many United States cities.
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Kleo J. King
SOURCE United Spinal Association