LASCI Visits Spinal Cord Injury Patients at Ohio State University

On August 2nd, 2012, UroMed’s spinal cord injury support group, Life After Spinal Cord Injury (LASCI)  hosted a motivational seminar for newly injured SCI patients at Ohio State University’s Dodd Hall. The event, led by LASCI founder Bert Burns, focused on how to live a full life after a spinal cord injury. Bert spoke about his experience as a Paralympic gold medalist and entrepreneur, and gave insights on:

  • Work/School,
  • Dating,
  • Children,
  • Marriage,
  • Sexuality,
  • Sports and
  • Bladder/Bowel Management.

LASCI founder, Bert Burns, speaks to the audience

The event was held at Dodd Hall Rehabilitation Center and was attended by professionals and patients alike. After the program, UroMed representative Vicki Sizer  answered questions that participants had.

About Ohio State University’s Dodd Hall 

Dodd Hall is the location of The Ohio State University Medical Center’s nationally ranked Inpatient Rehabilitation Services. We have been rated among the best in the country in rehabilitation for 19 years in a row, according toU.S.News & World Report.

A 60-bed inpatient rehabilitation facility, Dodd Hall provides the most comprehensive and recognized rehabilitation programming in the region. We are a leader in setting new treatment standards, restoring independence and enhancing the quality of life for our patients.

Our full range of Inpatient Rehabilitation Services include:

  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
  • Other neurologic diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS),Parkinson’s disease, spinal muscular atrophy, epilepsy, meningitis, Guillian-Barre syndrome and multiple sclerosis (MS).  However, these are just a few of hundreds of neurologic diseases we treat so please call us about your specific disease

We are proud that our Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs at Dodd Hall and our Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs are accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF recognized our programs as meeting the highest standards in quality, safety and outcome measures, which provide risk-reduction and accountability in our patient care.

Bert Burns answers individual questions during peer counseling conversations after his presentation during LASCI events.

Ohio State’s Inpatient Rehabilitation is CARF accredited in the following programs and services:

  • Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Services offered include:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Advanced splinting
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Assistive (or Adaptive) Technologies
  • Bioness Technology
  • Botox, Nerve Blockade and Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation
  • Locomotor Training
  • Medications for cognitive, communication, and motor skill recovery
  • Neuropsychological Evaluations
  • Pain Management
  • Patient  and Family/Caregiver education focused on lifestyle adjustments and disease or disability management
  • Real world simulations (independent living apartment, kitchen, car transfer training, stair training)
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Serial casting for contracture management
  • Swallowing evaluations (Modified Barium Swallow Studies, Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of  Swallowing (FEES)
  • Vision Evaluation and Therapy
  • Counseling
  • Case Management Services
For more information about Ohio State University’s Dodd Hall Inpatient Rehabilitation, please visit: http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/rehabilitation/locations/dodd/Pages/index.aspx
About Life After Spinal Cord Injury (LASCI)
Life After Spinal Cord Injury [SCI] is a motivational program created by UroMed to assist people with disabilities, rehabilitation programs, medical education seminars and other community events. UroMed founder, Bert Burns, started LASCI as a way to reach out to others through public speaking because, more than anything, he wants to give other people in wheelchairs the same encouragement that he has received.

If you’d like to attend one of Bert’s upcoming engagements, please visit our Events calendar on our Facebook page. And feel free to contact us to invite Bert to participate in your program.

Join LASCI and be a part of a wonderful community!

Join LASCI and be a part of a wonderful community!

About UroMed Catheters
Headquartered in Suwanee, GA [a suburb of Atlanta], UroMed is one of the nation’s leading providers of single-use catheters, urological and disposable medical supplies, including intermittent catheters, closed system catheters, condom catheters, pediatric catheters and continence care products. UroMed is nationally accredited for Medicare reimbursement and most state Medicaid plans, and partners with private health insurance providers and health plans to provide patients with single-use catheters, catheter kits and incontinence products. UroMed also has seven staffed regional offices located in Boston, MA; Columbia, SC; Jacksonville, FL; Dallas, TX; Carlsbad, CA; Knoxville, TN; Richmond, VA; and Baton Rouge, LA; enabling next-day delivery after a customer’s initial medical supply order. For more information, please visit http://www.uromed.com or call 1-800-841-1233.

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