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

An overview CE course designed to help medical professionals identify a patient's power wheelchair (PWC) needs and how to help their patients achieve the best health outcomes.

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Course Overview

This course is designed to help medical professionals to understand when a patient or client may need a power wheelchair, understand PWC technologies and their functions at a fundamental level, and how to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

1 Contact hour(s)

Live Stream Lecture

Beginner Level Course

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

What You Will Learn

Through this one-hour continuing education course, you'll learn how power wheelchairs can benefit your patient or client's overall health and accomplish 4 key objectives:

  • ICF Model for Identifying Power CRT Needs

    You'll learn how to use the ICF model to identify 3 indications that your patient may need a professional evaluation for a power wheelchair or power-assist device.

  • Differences in Power Wheelchair Performance

    Understand the 3 clincial differences between front, mid, and rear-wheel drive power wheelchairs and how they influence mobility differently in indoor and outdoor environments.

  • Know the Benefits of Power Seating

    Learn the 5 different power seat functions that affect your patients' everyday activities and their overall health, function, and participation in life.

  • Training Techniques

    You'll learn and discuss 2 training techniques that can be used to help your patients get the most from the functions of their power seating and mobility technologies.

Course Flow & Time Outline

Minutes Topic
5 Introduction, Overview, and Review Course Objectivess
15 Indications for a power assist device or power wheelchair mobilitys
10 Power wheelchair base configuration considerationss
15 Power seat functions and considerationss
10 Training techniques for power wheelchair and seat function utilizations
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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