Individuals with chronic medical conditions and long-term disabilities who have a permanent need for a wheelchair require a comprehensive, detailed evaluation of their physical, functional, and environmental needs to allow clinicians and ATP suppliers to make appropriate assistive technology recommendations for a successful outcome.
1 Contact hour(s)
On-site or Live Stream Lecture
Beginner Level Course
What You Will Learn
Overall, this course will serve as a reference and guideline to help all suppliers to make backrest selections with an understanding of how to best meet a client’s goals while providing optimal skin protection.
Make Confident Back Support Recommendations
You'll learn the algorithmic approach to mobility assistive equipment recommendations and trials and how to act upon patient feedback to make the best backrest or back support recommendation.
Understand Back Support Materials & Design
Learn the key differences between gel, foam, air, and combination materials and how both material and design can work together to achieve optimal health outcomes for your client or patient.
Understand the Quality Control & Design Processes
Understand the guidelines and review the design and quality control factors that exist when creating effective and supportive backrests and back support technologies.
Help Protect Your Patients' Skin
Learn the interplay between design, material, and fit and how they work together to help protect your patients' skin from common tissue injuries.
0.1 AOTA CEU(s)
1 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
On-site Lecture or Live Stream Lecture, Discussion, Clinical Applications, and Demonstration
In Partnership with
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