Assistant Professor University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The wheelchair is one of the most enabling technologies a clinician can provide. However, without proper selection and setup, the positive impact on quality of life can be compromised. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the evidence behind key power wheelchair setup modifications and practice making these adjustments. Because wheelchair setup and wheelchair skills go hand-in-hand, we will follow adjustments with skills practice to understand the impact of adjustments and improve clinician ability to teach these skills to patients and clients. Hands-on practice will be complemented by discussion of case examples.
Identify 3 basic tools needed to complete power wheelchair adjustments
Complete 3 hands-on power wheelchair adjustments
Describe the evidence behind power wheelchair modifications to optimize user positioning
Provide a structured approach to teaching power wheelchair mobility.
Describe how to access 2 free assessment and training resources.