Action Seating & Mobility was established to meet the Complex Rehab & Assistive Technology needs of individuals with disabilities and those who care for them. Our focus is custom and consumer wheelchairs and seating, rehab and assistive technologies. We serve Tulsa, North Eastern Oklahoma, Oklahoma City and now Northwest Arkansas.
Our Mission…is to assist in improving the lives of individuals with disabilities and their caregivers by matching the individual’s needs with the appropriate technology. We act on the orders of therapists and physicians with the efficiency, expertise, and respect they and their clients deserve. Furthermore, we will conduct ourselves with the utmost integrity with all involved and in the marketplace.
Why an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP)?
When a Doctor, Physical or Occupational Therapist recommends a rehabilitation power chair for a patient and refers to Action Seating & Mobility, stakes are exceptionally high. The patient customarily has a neurologically based condition or disease which requires a professional to measure for and select the appropriate equipment. This professional is here to assist medical professionals in with the entire evaluation, selection and funding process.
Enter the ATP. The Assistive Technology Professional certification demonstrates competence in analyzing the needs of consumers with disabilities. They assist in the selection of appropriate assistive technology for the consumer’s needs. Once delivered, they provide training in the use of the selected device(s).
The ATP works with clients of all ages with every cognitive, physical, and sensory disability. The solutions provided, whether low- or high-tech, are usually designed for functional mobility, to access the individual’s environment. Employers who sell complex rehabilitation equipment are required by Medicare, Medicaid, and some Private Insurances to have an ATP on staff to ensure correct equipment is dispensed and fitted appropriately.
Action Seating & Mobility employs nine ATPs among its four locations in Oklahoma and Arkansas. Learning how to successfully match rehab equipment with the patient’s habits and disability requires a rigorous certification process and practical experience. RESNA ATP certification requires passing a five and a half hour multidisciplinary exam. To be eligible to take the test, a candidate must meet education requirements (which sometimes includes AT-specific coursework) and a corresponding number of work hours in a relevant field.
The Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) administers the ATP Certification, a professional organization dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of people with disabilities through increasing access to technology solutions.
If you’re a therapist or physician managing patients who require rehabilitation technology, be sure to look for RESNA ATPs on staff who will ensure that your patient receives the highest ethical and competent service.