To walk or roll: The controversy over walking and research
Abstract: Webcast presents an interactive discussion with the audience on how the initial focus on walking shifts, over time, to more important issues that impact daily living for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Questions answered include: what should the rehabilitation team do, whether the wheelchair is as an enabler or disabler, do individuals with SCI and researches focus on walking too much, how the skills an individual uses to maneuver a manual wheelchair can affect quality of life, and where SCI research dollars should be focused. Issues are presented from the standpoint of both a physiatrist who has worked with SCI patients and a researcher seeking solutions to the many problems caused by SCI injuries. Also, evidence-based research results from the SCI model system surveys are provided. Run time: 1 hour, 8 minutes, 20 seconds.
Descriptor Terms: ADJUSTMENT, AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, BODY MOVEMENT, DAILY LIVING, MOBILITY, NEWLY DIAGNOSED, PARAPLEGIA, PHYSICAL MEDICINE, QUADRIPLEGIA, QUALITY OF LIFE, REHABILITATION RESEARCH, RESEARCH, SPINAL CORD INJURIES, WHEELCHAIRS.