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Taking a Stand: Overcoming Obstacles to Improve Outcomes

Learn the core functions of standing, the negative impacts of not standing, and how standing wheelchairs can help improve patient health outcomes.

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Course Overview

In this course, we will review the benefits of standing both medical and functional, the ongoing cost of sitting, and how to decipher the current landscape of standing devices, and how to justify them.

2 Contact hour(s)

Live Stream Lecture

Beginner Level Course

Taking a Stand: Overcoming Obstacles to Improve Outcomes

What You Will Learn

By enrolling in this course, you'll gain a foundational understanding of standing, sitting, and how complex rehabilitiation technologies, such as standing wheelchairs, can help create improved health outcomes.

  • Learn Why We Stand

    You'll learn and discuss the functions of standing and why standing is important for optimal health.

  • The Unhealthy Effects of Not Standing

    Understand how not standing for significant periods of time can have negative health impacts.

  • Standing Options

    You'll learn 3 different ways to provide standing options for those who cannot stand on their own.

  • The Impact of Standing Wheelchairs

    Through 3 powerful case examples, learn how standing wheelchairs can provide lasting benefits including improved functional status and greater independence.

Course Flow & Time Outline

Minutes Topic
10 Introduction, Overview, and Review Course Objectivess
20 Basis for Standings
20 Consequences of not standings
20 Standing Optionss
20 Strategies for Justifications
20 Case Studiess
10 Summary, Question & Answer s

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/CCU credits, participant must attend the entire course, sign in and out, and complete an on-line course assessment following completion of the course.

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0.2 AOTA CEU(s)

Contact Hours

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

  • 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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