Wendy Warfield

MSHA, OTR/L
Wendy Warfield, MSHA, OTR/L is the Clinical Education Manager at Restorative Therapies. She graduated from Elizabethtown College with a Bachelor’s of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2003 and obtained her Master’s in Healthcare Administration from the University of Maryland, University College in 2013. As an Occupational Therapist for 17 years, Wendy has extensive clinical experience treating a wide range of patients from both adult and pediatric populations, with varying diagnoses, in acute and sub-acute phases of treatment, and across the continuum of care including both inpatient and outpatient settings. Through her experience at the Kennedy Krieger Institute: International Center for Spinal Cord Injury in Baltimore, MD from 2005 - 2012, Wendy has specialized experience developing and implementing activity-based restorative therapy approaches for neurological populations with a focus on spinal cord injury and upper extremity rehabilitation. Wendy has completed advanced FES training and has worked extensively with a range of handheld and motorized FES systems. She has also expanded her repertoire to include training in the use of FES powered systems in the context of early mobility programs in critical care environments. Wendy has presented on the theory and implementation of FES-based therapy in neurorehabilitation and critical care at national and international conferences including the American Occupational Therapy Association, Australian Physiotherapy Association, and the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. In her current role, along with the Restorative Therapies Clinical Team of Physical and Occupational Therapists provide clinical education and support in the use of FES therapy systems to clinicians, researchers, and patients around the world. The scope includes training on-site at clinics, organizing and delivering courses for continuing education credits at the Clinical Training Center of Restorative Therapies in Baltimore, MD, and advising customers and clinicians remotely. Wendy has also contributed to new product development relying on her expertise and experience in the clinical use of FES systems to turn clinician and patient needs into required functionalities and capabilities of therapy systems. Wendy was a key contributor to the development of Restorative Therapies newest product the Xcite FES Therapy System. Her role as Clinical Education Manager provides Wendy with the unique opportunity to collaborate with clinicians around the world, facilitating best practice in the use of FES systems to improve rehabilitative and physical health outcomes of a wide range of patient populations.
Feb 21 - 7:00 AM PST Tech Curious

Skill-Building Workshops

Integrating Advanced Technology Throughout the Continuum of Care

Advanced technology has existed in the field of rehabilitation medicine for years, however, consistent and effective integration continues to be a challenge for many rehabilitation settings. Despite consistent claims of safety, feasibility, increased repetition in desired skills, and popularity among clients, this treatment paradigm has not surpassed conventional treatment as the standard of practice. This course will incorporate opportunities for technology assessment and sharing of success stories from clinicians who are integrating advanced technology effectively in their areas of practice to improve client outcomes.

7:00 AM PST

Sunday February 21

Integrating Advanced Technology Throughout the Continuum of Care

Advanced technology has existed in the field of rehabilitation medicine for years, however, consistent and effective integration continues to be a challenge for many rehabilitation settings. Despite consistent claims of safety, feasibility, increased repetition in desired skills, and popularity among clients, this treatment paradigm has not surpassed conventional treatment as the standard of practice. This course will incorporate opportunities for technology assessment and sharing of success stories from clinicians who are integrating advanced technology effectively in their areas of practice to improve client outcomes.