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PS9.3: Wheelchair Rugby Project: Academic and Clinical Collaboration

This session presents a case example of collaboration between a graduate student and clinician scientists to design, conduct, and implement research examining shoulder overuse injuries among wheelchair rugby athletes. Two primary aspects are addressed: the role of a clinical scientist in a research setting, and the results and value of clinical research. This topic is important to a wide variety of professionals as it demonstrates a clear example of clinical, academic, and research teamwork.

 

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to;

 

Faculty:

Maria Eismann, BS, S/OT
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
United States

Maria Eismann BS, S/OT is an occupational therapy student at The Ohio State University. Maria is involved in clinical research with special interests in transition for individuals with disabilities, constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT), and assistive technology/shoulder pain. Maria has presented at both state and national conferences, including both the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association (OOTA) and American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

Kevin Stahr, OTR/L, AT
The Ohio State University Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio
United States

Wendy Koesters, PT, ATP/SMS
Osumc
Columbus, Ohio
United States

Wendy Koesters is a Physical Therapist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center with a focus on seating and mobility. She shares her time with the out-patient rehab center treating both orthopedic and neurologic clients. Wendy has presented at prior International Seating Symposiums, and local Adapted Sport Conference. She has a special interest in shoulder preservation and treatment to positively impact daily life and participation in adapted sports and wellness for wheelchair users.

Carmen P Digiovine, PhD, ATP/SMS, RET
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
United States

Carmen P. DiGiovine is a Rehabilitation Engineer and is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in the Occupational Therapy Division and the Biomedical Engineering Department at The Ohio State University. He is also the Director of Rehabilitation Science and Technology for the Assistive Technology Center at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He has presented at national and international conferences for the past 20 years, and regularly teaches a courses at The Ohio State University.

Theresa F. Berner, MOT, OTR/L, ATP
Wexner Medical Center At The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
United States

Theresa Berner, MOT, OTR/L, ATP is an OT and Rehabilitation Clinical Manger at The Ohio State University Medical Center. She has over 23 years' experience in seating and positioning. Theresa has been certified by RESNA as an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP). She is responsible for Assistive Technology center and is a clinical instructor at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at OSU .Theresa has participated in presentations across the country at many conferences

 

References:

    1. Cratsenberg, K., Deitrick, C., Harrington, T., Kopecky, N., Matthews, B., Ott, L. & Coeytaux, R. (2015). Effectiveness of Exercise Program for Management of Shoulder Pain in Manual Wheelchair Users with Spinal Cord Injury. Journal Neurological Physical Therapy, 39 (4), 197-203.
    2. Machida, M., Irwin, B., & Feltz, D. (2013). Resilience in Competitive Athletes with Spinal Cord Injury; the Role of Sports Participation. Qualitative Health Research, 23 (8), 1054-1065.
    3. Rosenblum, N. D., Kluijtmans, M., & Cate, O.T. (2016). Professional Identity Formation and the Clinician-Scientist: A Paradigm for a Clinical Career Combining Two Distinct Disciplines. Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 1.

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