presented by Candy Tefertiller
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Candy Tefertiller, PT, DPT, NCS
Candy Tefertiller, PT, DPT, ATP, NCS, is the Director of Physical Therapy at Craig Hospital. Candy received a BS in Biology from Mount Olive College in 1997 and a master’s in Physical Therapy from East Carolina University in 2000. She then completed a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Rocky Mountain Health Care University in…Read full bio
1. Evidence to Support Walking Recovery After Incomplete SCI
This chapter will discuss neuroplasticity and priming and common theories to understand the physiology behind these two concepts. This chapter will also review current literature supporting the potential to facilitate recovery after motor incomplete SCI.
2. Implementing Motor Learning Principles
Ten motor learning principles will be reviewed along with demonstrations of how to implement them in the clinical setting to facilitate recovery after incomplete SCI. Case study examples will also be reviewed depicting the implementation of motor learning principles as well as important training parameters.
3. Outcome Measure Recommendations
This chapter will include a review of outcome measures that have been validated and found to be reliable in SCI. Outcome measures will be reviewed that were recently evaluated by group of expert SCI clinicians, and recommendations for use will be discussed specific to clinical utilization, research utilization, and academic exposure.