SCI Rehab CE Event

Spinal Cord Injury: A Life Journey

Speaker: Jill Monger, PT, MS, ATP

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 at 9am- 4:30pm

SUMMARY: This course will focus on the rehabilitation and interventions over the course of the life of the person with spinal cord injuries (SCI). The participants will learn concepts of spinal cord injury management in order to become more effective members of the spinal cord injury rehabilitation team and facilitate the patient’s return to a lifestyle that is as healthy, fulfilling and as independent as possible. This course will be presented by a Physical Therapist who has had the unique opportunity of working with people with SCI throughout the course of their recovery from 1 to 40 years. SCI A Life Journey includes the basics of rehabilitation but also takes a look into the experiences of this population in all aspects of their lives.

About Jill:

Jill Monger, PT, MS, ATP holds degrees in Biology/Adaptive PE (1982) Physical Therapy (East Carolina University 1984) and a Master of Science in Health Professions Education (MUSC 1996). She is certified by RESNA (Rehab Engineering Society of North America) as an Assistive Technology Practitioner.

Jill has been a practicing Physical Therapist since 1984. She began her focus on Spinal Cord Injury Rehab, prosthetic gait training, and seating and mobility at MUSC in 1987. She is an adjunct professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at MUSC. She was an instructor part time, SCI rehab, wheelchair seating and mobility, prosthetics, orthotics, Gait Training and teaching Assistive Technology to PT, OT, SLP students for 17 years as well. She also teaches continuing education coursework regionally, nationally and internationally.

Jill has many years of experience working with people with disabilities of all ages as a coach for wheelchair sports and as an advocate in her community. In addition to her role as coordinator of the MUSC wheelchair seating and mobility clinic she currently practices as a consultant for clinics, technology providers and manufactures as well as individuals with disability. She works with teams recommending and designing specialty equipment used by people with mobility impairments.

Jill has been a member of the Clinicians Task Force since its inception in 2006. She has been and executive board Member since 2008.

This course offers 6.5 contact hours. Breakfast and lunch are provided!

It is $150 for clinicians and $25 for students.

All proceeds will benefit The Foundation for Physical Therapy.

Please reach out to Adrienne Lewis at lewisae3@vcu.edu with any questions. 

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