2021.04.15 – Understanding and Managing Spasticity after Brain Injury (Live Webinar)
A Carolyn Rocchio Caregivers live webinar featuring Laura Wiggs, PT, NCS, CBIS. Airs live at 3 p.m. EST April 15, 2021. Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. EST April 13, 2021.
This webinar is presented in partnership with Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals and is provided at no cost to caregivers.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. EST April 13, 2021.
What is spasticity and how can it impact individuals with brain injury? This session will cover the potential physical impacts of spasticity along with internal and external factors that can cause an increase in spasticity.
Join this Carolyn Rocchio Caregivers webinar as Laura Wiggs discusses the importance of different physical therapy interventions to help manage spasticity as well as medical management considerations.
- Define spasticity as it relates to brain injury.
- Identify at least four factors that increase spasticity.
- Identify three consequences of spasticity.
- Explore three preventative interventions.
- Identify three medical management options for spasticity.
This webinar is not valid for ACBIS continuing education credit. If you are a professional interested in registering for this webinar and receiving 1 ACBIS CEU, click here.
Laura Wiggs received a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy from the School of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas in August 1991. Prior to joining the Harris Health System team, she helped develop the clinical program for Mentis Neuro Health, and oversaw the quality of the clinical programs from 2007 - 2017. She also worked as a physical therapist at the Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) Challenge Program from June 2002 until May 2007. She also served as clinical assistant manager and physical therapy supervisor for the Brain Injury Team during her time at TIRR beginning in 1992. Laura started her career in neuro at UTMB Hospital in 1991.
Laura is a board-certified clinical specialist in neurological physical therapy by the American Physical Therapy Association. She is also a certified brain injury specialist and is NDT certified. Her professional activities include committee membership in the Texas Physical Therapy Association as well as membership in the American Physical Therapy Association and APTA Neurology Section.
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