The Activity Based Therapy Community of Practice (ABT CoP) is excited to announce the launch of Spinal Moves, a Canadian podcast conversation about activity-based therapy, a novel intervention used to improve recovery for people with spinal cord injury. Our hosts Hope Jervis Rademeyer and Anita Kaiser chat with people living with spinal cord injury, clinicians who work in neurological settings and researchers who study activity-based therapy. This series is produced in coordination with a team, including Hope Jervis Rademeyer, Anita Kaiser, Praxis Spinal Cord Institute and the ABT CoP. The first episode releases on January 13, 2021.
Learn about the ABT CoP at praxisinstitute.org/research-care/key-initiatives/activity-based-therapy/
An inspirational journey towards starting up an ABT Community Clinic
In this episode we speak with Bean Gill and Heather Mills about what made them decide to open up an ABT centre in their communities. We discuss the steps involved in how they got started, challenges along the way and their future plans for growth and expansions. These guests will also share advice to others considering opening their own ABT centre in their community and how to expand access so they are more widely available.
Spinal cord stimulation, models of healthcare and access to ABT
Insights on transcutaneous and epidural stimulation are discussed along with pairing spinal cord stimulation with ABT by Dr. Sukhvinder Kalsi-Ryan and Dr. Andrei Krassioukov. Dr. Adalberto Loyola-Sanchez talks about receiving patients who have had stimulation implanted abroad, access to healthcare and ABT, and the new CONCENTRIC model of care for spinal cord rehabilitation.
Research on therapy intensity and high-tech devices for ABT
Dr. Chester Ho, Dr. Laurent Bouyer and Dr. Domink Zbogar are the featured guests who talk about their research on functional electrical stimulation stationary cycles, exoskeletons and the Spinal Cord Injury Research Evidence network.
Dr. Chester Ho, Dr. Laurent Bouyer et Dr. Dominik Zbogar discuteront de leur (projets de ) recherche portant sur les vélos stationnaires à stimulation électrique fonctionnelle et sur les exosquelettes ainsi que le Spinal Cord Injury Research Evidence network.
Trainees share their passion and research in activity-based therapy and discuss capacity building for this emerging field
Hope Jervis Rademeyer, PT, PhD candidate, Lovisa Cheung PT, PhD student, and Dr. Cindy Gauthier, PT describe their research exploring clinicians' perspectives on ABT across healthcare settings.
Hope Jervis Rademeyer, pht, candidate au doctorat et Lovisa Cheung, pht, étudiante au doctorat, ainsi que Cindy Gauthier, pht, PhD, stagiaire postdoctorale aborderont les résultats de leurs projets de recherche portant sur la perspective des cliniciens sur l’approche ABT à travers le continuum de soins.
Activity-based therapy for Spinal Cord Rehabilitation: clinicians across the continuum and across Canada share their views
John Cobb from British Columbia, Shane McCullum from New Brunswick and Sandi Marshall from Saskatchewan discuss their views on activity-based therapy across the healthcare continuum. John, an occupational therapist, works on a dedicated acute spinal cord injury unit at Vancouver General Hospital. Shane, a physical therapist and researcher at Stan Cassidy Centre, works with inpatients and outpatients. Sandi, a kinesiologist, is located at First Steps Wellness Centre that provides community access to ABT.
Activity-based therapy for Spinal Cord Rehabilitation: perspectives from people living with spinal cord injury
In this episode we speak with Chris Rice, Andrea Nelson and Anita Kaiser. These guests have been living with spinal cord injury and each one has a unique journey with ABT. From dancing to kayaking to research, we discuss the gains they have made, and their individual accomplishments. We also find out how they learned about ABT and their approach to exercise.