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What's Under the Cover: Clinical Considerations for Cushion Selection

Learn the importance of proper seating cushion selection for your patients, including material type and fit, and how to best match their care needs and optimal health outcomes with the perfect cushion.

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Course Overview

Overall, this course will serve as a reference and guideline to help all suppliers to make cushion selections with an understanding of how to best meet a client’s or patient's goals while providing optimal skin protection.

1 Contact hour(s)

On-site or Live Stream Lecture

Beginner Level Course

What's Under the Cover: Clinical Considerations for Cushion Selection

What You Will Learn

This course will provide a guideline and review of the design and quality control factors put into cushion creation but to also highlight the individuality of the end user and their unique needs.

  • Make Confident Seating Recommendations

    You'll learn the step-by-step approach to assessing your patient or client's specific seating needs and how to recommend a cushion that best aligns with their health goals and best outcomes.

  • Understand Materials and Fit

    Discover how gel, foam, air, and other materials and combinations work to create comfortable experiences and how to know which materials and designs will best match your patient's needs.

  • Help Protect Sensitive Tissues

    By understanding the materials, designs, and fit that best aligns with your patients' care needs, you can help them protect sensitive tissues and prevent injury.

  • Put Feedback in Action

    Learn the questions to ask, the lifestyle and mobility needs to consider, and how to work with your patients and clients to get actionable feedback that you can use when recommending the perfect cushion for a wheelchair or other assistive technology.


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

  • Reimbursement & Billing Specialists

  • Complex Rehabilitation Professionals

AOTA Classification Code(s)

Category: OT Service Delivery



Instructional Method

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

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