Seating And Positioning, Wheelchair Mobility CEU Courses for OTs

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Understanding the Geriatric Population: Risks Associated with Prolonged Sitting and Goals of a Therapist, in Partnership with The Permobil Academy
Presented by Ana Endsjo, MOTR/L, CLT
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Course: #4447Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course is designed to assist the long term care (LTC) therapist to have a better understanding of the changing body of an elderly resident and the increased risk of sitting in an abnormal posture. It discusses health issues related to prolonged sitting in an abnormal posture. The course identifies the goals of an LTC when it comes to positioning the elderly resident in a wheelchair considering these postures and health-related issues.

Challenges to Seating and Positioning: Common Seating Misconceptions that Get in the Way, presented in partnership with The Permobil Academy
Presented by Ana Endsjo, MOTR/L, CLT
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Course: #4446Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course is geared to clear up common misconceptions of seating and positioning that create barriers for successful wheelchair positioning of the Long Term Care (LTC) resident. After this course, an LTC therapist will be better informed on basic seating and positioning principles to better choose a wheelchair, cushion and back support.

Wheelchair Mobility: Optimizing Driving in Power Wheelchairs
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #4462Level: Advanced1 Hour
Power wheelchair evaluation determines appropriateness for power wheelchair use and then determines the optimal power wheelchair base, power seating, driving method and other needed components. Optimizing power wheelchair driving is critical to improve outcomes and includes choosing the best drive wheel configuration, utilizing tracking technologies, and programming.

Wheelchair Mobility: Power Wheelchair Alternative Driving Methods
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #4363Level: Advanced2 Hours
While some clients require a power wheelchair to achieve independent mobility, not all will be able to use a standard joystick. Clients with paralysis, muscle weakness, increased muscle tone, and uncontrolled movements can often drive a power wheelchair successfully when matched to the most appropriate alternative driving method. This course will systematically explore various alternative driving methods, including specific features, to match these complex client needs. Case studies will be used throughout.

Car Seats for Children with Special Needs
Presented by Ashley Fogle, PT, DPT, Danielle Morris, PT, DPT, PCS, CPST, C/NDT
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Course: #4371Level: Introductory2 Hours
Children with special needs are at an increased risk for injury when traveling in vehicles. Class participants will explore design features and accessories of car seats and large medical child safety seats that will improve positioning and safety during transportation.

Wheelchair Mobility: Power Add On Options And Use For Manual Wheelchairs
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #4345Level: Advanced1 Hour
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 mechanisms increase the force of each handrim stroke for increased travel as well as force to overcome slopes and uneven terrain.

Wheelchair Mobility: Ultralight Configuration And Propulsion
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #4334Level: Advanced1 Hour
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 pain, as well as improves function.

Wheelchair Seating: Considerations For The Hands Dependent Sitter
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #4285Level: Advanced1 Hour
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 client who can only sit with the support of their hands, referred to as the ‘hands-dependent’ sitter.

Wheelchair Seating: Considerations For The Prop Sitter
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #4311Level: Advanced1 Hour
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 client who can only sit with external supports, referred to as a prop sitter.

Wheelchair Seating: Considerations for the Hands-Free Sitter
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #4202Level: Advanced1 Hour
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 client who can sit without the support of their hands, referred to as the ‘hands-free’ sitter.