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Seating And Positioning, Wheelchair Mobility CEU Courses for PTs

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Secondary Supports: It’s All In The Angles!
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #4808Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Wheelchair seating systems often include secondary supports including pelvic belts, anterior trunk supports, and ankle straps. This course will explore secondary supports and appropriate clinical applications, as well as what to do when secondary supports are required, and team members have restraint concerns. Case studies will be included.

Switch Assessment: Determining Optimal Switch Type And Placement
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #4703Level: Advanced2 Hours
An access method is used by the client to control assistive technology devices, such as power wheelchairs and speech generating devices. Single or multiple switches can be used for access, though careful switch assessment is required to determine optimal switch placement and switch type to meet an individual’s needs.

Wheelchair Seating For The Pediatric Population
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #4669Level: Advanced2 Hours
Pediatric seating and mobility equipment are not simply smaller than equipment designed for adults. This course will present the importance of pediatric positioning, clinical considerations, how to determine if a child is positioned adequately, as well as alternative positioning. A detailed case study will pull all the information together in a practical way.

Enhancing Success in Seating & Wheeled Mobility for Individuals With Cortical Visual Impairment
Presented by Angie Kiger, MEd, CTRS, ATP/SMS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #4550Level: Intermediate2 Hours
The session begins with an overview of cortical visual impairment (CVI), including the characteristics and in-depth description of the phases of CVI. Strategies for creating an effective environment and considerations to keep in mind while conducting wheelchair evaluation and developing manual and power mobility skills for independence are discussed.

Standers and Gait Trainers 101
Presented by Lindsey Veety, PT, DPT, ATP/SMS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #4519Level: Introductory2 Hours
When an individual needs assistance with standing or ambulating, knowing which system or supports to choose can be difficult, as there are currently many different options on the market. This presentation introduces the clinician to adapted standing and gait training systems, including who they would be best used for, compare and contrast the leading systems on the market, and funding options.

Writing Letters of Medical Necessity for Seating and Wheelchairs
Presented by Lindsey Veety, PT, DPT, ATP/SMS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #4424Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course covers the details of what to include in a letter of medical necessity. Examples are given along the way to support different types of chairs and seating and different scenarios for when insurance companies ask for information.

Wheelchair Seating: Focus On Specific Populations
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #4624Level: Introductory1 Hour
Wheelchair seating encompasses evaluation, postural management, pressure mitigation, and facilitating function. Seating strategies change, however, when applied to specific client populations. This course will address considerations when working with pediatric, geriatric, bariatric, and degenerative populations.

Wheelchair Seating Interventions
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #4501Level: Introductory2 Hours
Occupational and physical therapists are often key members of the wheelchair seating evaluation team. Seating interventions, including pressure management, seated angles, and strategies to address common positioning challenges will be addressed in this course.

Seating Assessment For Mobility Bases: An Introduction
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #4450Level: Introductory1 Hour
Therapists are often key members of the wheelchair seating evaluation team. Seating assessment includes evaluation of current posture and equipment, a mat examination, and equipment recommendations. This course will review the assessment process.

Custom Molded Seating 101
Presented by Lindsey Veety, PT, DPT, ATP/SMS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #4315Level: Introductory2 Hours
When seeing a client in a wheelchair, knowing what type of seating to choose can be a challenge, especially if the client presents with complex conditions or body shapes that don't fit into linear seating. This presentation will give an introduction to what custom molded seating is, who it would be used for, compare and contrasting the main custom molded seating systems on the market, and go through a simulated molding, fitting, and delivery. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

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