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Shepherd Center Offers Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Courses for Professionals

Courses are designed to broaden the clinical skills of nurses, therapists, case managers and exercise specialists.

Shepherd Center is offering three upcoming courses in spinal cord injury rehabilitation to help healthcare professionals broaden their clinical skills. The courses are designed for nurses, occupational therapists, certified occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, case managers and exercise specialists.

The courses, which will be held at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, are:

  • Finally Hands On! A Lab-based Course for Spinal Cord Injury Functional Progressions for Bed Mobility, Dressing and Transfers (May 3, 2014)
  • Teaching Advanced Wheelchair Skills Post-Spinal Cord Injury (May 4, 2014)
  • Restorative Surgical Interventions and Rehabiltiation of the Neurologically Involved Upper Extremity (Oct. 18, 2014)

The courses will feature speakers from Shepherd Center's staff of specialized experts, as well as consulting physicians.

Continuing education contact hours for each course have been approved by the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia and the Georgia Occupational Therapy Association. Courses range in cost from $195 to $225, and discounts are available for participants registering for all three courses and for groups of three or more.

For more details on the courses and to register, visit



About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.