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Electives - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Elective Number: 3707 (arranged)
Rotation Supervisors: Dr. Geoffrey Smith
Coordinator: Julie Abbott-Haynes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Duration: 2 weeks
Available: contact Julie Abbott-Haynes for available dates & to schedule
Report to: Dr. Smith's resident
Time to Report: 8:00 am
Place to Report: UVA HealthSouth Rehab Hospital, 3rd 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: Goal: Through exposure to individuals with spinal cord injury in an inpatient rehabilitation setting, a student will develop knowledge and appreciation for the unique medical problems and challenges associated with the rehabilitation process.
Skills: Comprehensive rehabilitation assessment will be emphasized. Students will also have an opportunity to actively participate in the rehabilitation of individuals with other diagnoses on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Exposure to spasticity management through botulinum toxin and outpatient musculoskeletal care are also possible.