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Electives - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Neuro-Rehabilitation
Elective Number: 3701 (lottery)
Rotation Supervisors: Dr. Paul T. Diamond
Coordinator: Joanne Palmer
Evaluation should be given to: Dr. Diamond
Available: Rotations 1-4a, 11 & 12 (SMD20)
Duration: 2 weeks
Report to: Dr. Diamond's Resident
Time to Report: 8:00 am
Place to Report: UVA-Health South Rehabilitation Hospital, 2nd Floor nurses station.
Typical day: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: 1
Course Description: The rehabilitation hospital includes specialized programs for persons with stroke, head injury, spinal cord injury, and multiple trauma/general orthopaedic conditions. Patients are managed by a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team which includes physical and occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, case managers, a nutritionist, neuropsychologist and rehabilitation nurse specialists. Students opting for a clinical elective in neurorehabilitation work closely with all members of the rehabilitation team and are exposed to a variety of specialized neurorehabilitation techniques and equipment including tpartial body-weight supported gait training, Bioness H200, Bioness L300, Saeboflex and robotic therapy (Reo Therapy). Students begin to develop the necessary skills to effectively care for patients with newrological impairments, establish treatment goadls and manage their rehavilitative care. Students attend the regularly scheduled noon didactics program daily. No weekend or on call duty is required.
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