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Seating Considerations in the Home Health Setting

Sara Kate Frye, MS, OTR/L, ATP

December 16, 2021

An overview of the unique considerations for seating and positioning in the home, best practices, and ethical dilemmas will be discussed with case examples in this course.   Read More

    


Power Wheelchairs

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

December 5, 2021

This course introduces power-operated vehicles (scooters) and power wheelchairs, including features such as drive wheel configuration, power seating, and alternative driving methods.   Read More

  


Manual Wheelchair Mobility: Self-propulsion

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

October 21, 2021

Most manual wheelchairs are designed for self-propulsion and fall into categories. This course will systematically explore each category with clinical indicators, as well as optimal frame configuratio...   Read More

  


Matching Products to Seating Needs

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

May 28, 2021

Once the wheelchair seating assessment has been completed and seating interventions considered, it is time to match specific client needs to product interventions. This course presents various categor...   Read More

    


Durable Medical Equipment for Activities of Daily Living

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

May 28, 2021

Clients who use wheelchair seating and mobility equipment often have other durable medical equipment (DME) needs, as well. Durable medical equipment is often used to assist activities of daily living...   Read More

  


Dependent Mobility Intervention

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

May 28, 2021

Dependent mobility devices are not designed for self-propulsion. These include adaptive strollers, transport chairs, tilt in space manual wheelchairs, reclining manual wheelchairs, and standard manual...   Read More

   


Augmented Mobility Intervention

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

May 28, 2021

Augmented mobility is used with clients who require assistance in ambulation. This category of equipment includes walking canes, crutches, walkers, and gait trainers. Augmented mobility is used to pre...   Read More

  


Power Wheelchair Advanced Features

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

January 25, 2021

Power wheelchairs do far more than drive – the driving method can be used to navigate and control other features including Reverse, Speeds, Power Seating, or an Interfaced Assistive Technology devic...   Read More

  


Positioning for Function: The Trunk and Extremities

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

January 25, 2021

This course presents common trunk asymmetries seen in wheelchair seating with suggested strategies to address each challenge. Providing as neutral a trunk position as possible improves overall posture...   Read More


Wheelchair Mobility: Ultralight Configuration And Propulsion

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

October 24, 2019

This course will present an appropriate configuration of ultralight manual wheelchairs to optimize self-propulsion efficiency. Increased efficiency decreases the risk of repetitive stress injuries and...   Read More

  


Wheelchair Mobility: Power Add On Options And Use For Manual Wheelchairs

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

October 17, 2019

This course will present alternate manual wheelchair drive mechanisms, including non-powered and powered options to increase manual wheelchair efficiency and decrease pain and injury risk. These drive...   Read More

  


Wheelchair Seating: Considerations For The Prop Sitter

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

September 30, 2019

Wheelchair seating is designed to provide postural support and alignment, stability for function and mitigate pressure issues. This course will address assessment and intervention when working with a...   Read More

  


Wheelchair Seating: Considerations For The Hands Dependent Sitter

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

September 23, 2019

Wheelchair seating is designed to provide postural support and alignment, stability for function and mitigate pressure issues. This course will address assessment and intervention when working with a...   Read More

  


Wheelchair Seating: Considerations for the Hands-Free Sitter

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

August 5, 2019

Wheelchair seating is designed to provide postural support and alignment, stability for function and mitigate pressure issues. This course will address assessment and intervention when working with a...   Read More

  


The Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS) Certification: An Overview

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

July 22, 2019

The Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS) certification recognizes competence in assessment and intervention. This course will cover what this certification is, who the SMS is designed for, why it was...   Read More

  


Wheelchair Seating: The Mat Assessment

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

March 23, 2019

A key component of wheelchair seating evaluation is the mat assessment. This course will present the mat assessment, including supine and sitting, and will include case studies and videos.   Read More

  


Wheelchair Positioning: Pressure

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

January 22, 2019

A main goal of wheelchair seating is pressure management, specifically to prevent development of pressure injuries. This course will present pressure injury definitions, staging, etiology and specific...   Read More

 


Wheelchair Positioning: Postural Care

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

January 21, 2019

This course reviews the goals of wheelchair seating include managing posture and pressure as well as providing stability for function. Postural care addresses positioning outside of the wheelchair, pa...   Read More

 


The Importance of Early Mobility

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

January 8, 2019

This course presents the importance of early mobility, including research which has linked early power mobility to specific developmental skills. Augmented mobility, providing power mobility to very y...   Read More

 


Positioning the Pelvis

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

May 30, 2018

The position of the pelvis very much determines the position of the trunk and lower extremities and so achieving and maintaining the optimal position is critical. This course will present common pelvi...   Read More

 


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