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Beginner’s Guide to Navigating Complex Rehab Technology: Manual Mobility

An overview CE course designed to help medical professionals identify a patient's manual wheelchair needs, how to refer them to a seating & positioning expert, and how to help their patients achieve the best health outcomes.

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Course Overview

This course uses clinical examples to help you know when a patient or client might benefit from complex rehab technology, how their health outcomes can be improved, how to provide your patients or clients with a referral to quality CRT specialists.

1 Contact hour(s)

Live Stream Lecture

Beginner Level Course

Beginner’s Guide to Navigating Complex Rehab Technology: Manual Mobility

What You Will Learn

By the end of this course, you'll be able to identify and describe the 3 key indications that a person may need an evaluation for manual wheelchair complex rehabilitation technology.

  • Learn When a Patient Needs a Manual Wheelchair

    You'll learn the 3 key indicators that signal your patient may need an evaluation for a manual wheelchair.

  • Rigid Vs. Folding Manual Wheelchairs

    Learn the 3 clinical justifications that determine if your patient would benefit more from a rigid manual wheelchair or a folding manual wheelchair.

  • Help Prevent Shoulder Injuries

    You'll learn and know how to explain the 2 adjustments that can be made to manual wheelchairs that can help prevent painful shoulder injuries.

  • Know When Power Assist is the Right Choice

    Learn the 3 reasons why your patient or client could benefit from a power assist device for their manual wheelchair.

Course Flow & Time Outline

Minutes Topic
5 Introduction, Overview, and Review Course Objectivess
5 Indications for manual wheelchair mobilitys
10 Rigid versus folding manual wheelchairs considerationss
10 Shoulder anatomy and biomechanics as it relates to manual wheelchair propulsions
15 Common shoulder injuries and prevention as it relates to manual wheelchair configurations
10 Training techniques for manual wheelchair propulsion and power assist optionss
5 Summary, Question & Answers

Statement of Clinical Relevance

Content of the activity directly relates to the scope of practice of occupational and physical therapy as defined by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

Completion Requirements

In order to obtain CEU credits, participant must attend course, sign in and out, and complete an on-line course assessment following completion of the course.

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0.1 AOTA CEU(s)

Contact Hours

1 Contact Hour(S)

Who is this program for?

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Physical Therapists

  • Physical Therapist Assistants

  • Assistive Technology Professionals

  • Medical Suppliers & Providers

  • Complex Rehabilitation Professionals

AOTA Classification Code(s)

Category: OT Service Delivery



Instructional Method

Synchronous Live Stream Lecture, Discussion, Clinical Applications, and Demonstration

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