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Seating and Wheeled Mobility Considerations for the Bariatric Client

This continuing education course shows how to recommend seating & positioning tech and other assistive devices for bariatric clients and their health needs.

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Course Overview

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

Seating and Wheeled Mobility Considerations for the Bariatric Client

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)

Contact Hours

1 to 2 Contact Hour(S)

Who is this program for?

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Physical Therapists

  • 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

Instructional Method

On-site Lecture or Live Stream Lecture, Discussion, Clinical Applications, and Demonstration

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