Welcome NTUSA members! Our chapter is proud to continue our North Texas United Spinal Virtual Wellness day.
Using WebEx, on October 28, 2021, NTUSA will host a free SCI virtual consultation targeted at 10 individuals who do not have reasonable access to an SCI Medical Professional due to their location in North Texas.
The virtual consultation provides individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries the opportunity to have a free video consultation with medical professionals with specific expertise in SCI/D.
On our consultation team, we have a Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Dietician and Social Worker who specialize in Spinal Cord Injury medicine. The Nurse Practitioner specializes in spasticity and is knowledgeable in skin care and bowel and bladder care while the OT and PT have between them many decades of experience treating individuals specifically with SCI/D.
The free consultation typically involves a 30-minute WebEx session with the team and any recommendations will be communicated electronically after the consultation. As there is a limited number of sessions priority will be given to individuals who do not have reasonable access to an SCI Medical Professional due to their location in North Texas.
We will expect the participants to be able to use WebEx and be able to control the device and camera or have a caregiver or family member present to assist with using the device and camera. This is important as this will allow our team to view such things as type of wheelchair used, seating position and assess range of motion and other requirements.
Please be aware that these virtual consultations cannot take the place of an in-person consultation and there will be limitations on how comprehensive the recommendations can be.