Spinal Cord Injuries

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A spinal cord injury can result in a sudden and debilitating change to a person’s life. Each person with a spinal cord injury will be able to function at a different level. In this lecture, Kirsty Walford describes the practical long-term care considerations for a person who has experienced a spinal cord injury.


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Kristy Walford

Kristy Walford is an Occupational Therapist who has worked on the Victorian Spinal Cord Service at Austin Health for over 20 years. In that time, she has worked in all settings including acute, rehabilitation and community. She has spent most of her time working on the Spinal Outreach Service where she works with clients living at home with a spinal cord injury who may be at risk of complications, primarily pressure areas. Her main interest is working with spinal injured clients who are ageing and managing ongoing changes to living with a long term spinal cord injury. See Educator Profile

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First Published17 September 2019
Updated17 September 2019
23 May 2022
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