Obesity-related medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and stroke all lead to various levels of mobility impairment which leads the bariatric consumer seeking mobility aides and equipment such as wheeled mobility as an alternative mobility approach to ambulation. Along with the secondary medical complications listed above, traumatic injuries and neuromuscular disorders such as spinal cord injury, brain injury muscular dystrophies, etc. that also present requiring equipment with higher weight capacities, pose multiple issues for the evaluator when going through the patient/product match.
1 to 2 Contact hour(s)
On-site or Live Stream Lecture
Beginner to Intermediate Level Course
What You Will Learn
This course will discuss commonalties of the bariatric wheeled mobility user while distinguishing the unique seating and positioning challenges that presents with the bariatric client.
Understand the Unique Challenges Facing Bariatric Clients
You'll learn how the ambulatory and health outcomes of bariatric clients differs from others and what unique day-to-day mobility challenges they face.
Learn the Product and Client Considerations
Learn the different considerations you'll have to weigh when finding the best seating & positioning solutions for your bariatric clients.
Mobility Imparments in Bariatric Patients
Understand how obesity and other comborbidities can alter the considerations you make when recommending assistive technology devices.
0.1 to 0.2 AOTA CEU(s)
1 to 2 Contact Hour(S)
Who is this program for?
Occupational Therapy Assistants
Physical Therapist Assistants
Assistive Technology Professionals
Medical Suppliers & Providers
Reimbursement & Billing Specialists
Complex Rehabilitation Professionals
AOTA Classification Code(s)
Category: OT Service Delivery
Beginner to Intermediate
On-site Lecture or Live Stream Lecture, Discussion, Clinical Applications, and Demonstration
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