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Beginner’s Guide to Navigating Complex Rehab Technology: Seating & Positioning

An overview on transitioning your practice from general use and standard equipment to the ideas of best practice tissue protection and proper postural support and positioning.

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Course Overview

This course will utilize clinical examples to assist the clinical decision-making process about client needs, how outcomes can be improved, and how to navigate the CRT provision landscape. Upon completion of this course, clinicians will have a better understanding of how to initiate referrals and recommend seating and positioning solutions for CRT to optimize client outcomes.

1 Contact hour(s)

Live Stream Lecture

Beginner Level Course

Beginner’s Guide to Navigating Complex Rehab Technology: Seating & Positioning

What You Will Learn

This course teaches medical professionals how to identify the need for manual wheelchair complex rehabilitation technology (CRT) through 4 key lessons:

  • Understanding Postural Limitations

    You’ll learn the 3 postural limitations that can impact your choice of the seating and positioning technologies for your patient or client.

  • The ICF Model of Evaluating Seating & Positioning

    You’ll learn about the ICF model of seating and positioning evaluation and the 2 situations when you should consider an evaluation.

  • Understanding How Seating & Positioning Affects Function

    You’ll learn about and discuss the ways in which seating and positioning technologies can improve or inhibit patient function.

  • Taking and Understanding Proper Measurements

    You’ll learn why and how to take standard seating and positioning measurements and why they’re important to your patient or client’s overall functional success.

Course Flow & Time Outline

Minutes Topic
5 Topic Introduction, Overview, and Review Course Objectivess
15 Review of postural positioning and commonly seen limitationss
10 Evaluation of seating and positioning productss
15 Seating importance in relation to functional activitiess
10 Standard seating measurementss
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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