webinar

Took Place On:

April 6, 2022

12:00pm to 1:00pm

MS Teams Webinar

Wheelchair Configuration:

The Importance of an Optimized Ride

Course Overview:

A properly fitted manual wheelchairs can improve function and mobility for people with disabilities of all ages. How an individual sits and fits in the wheelchair is a key predictor of safety, comfort and independence, and, over the long term, can impact the likelihood of secondary injuries. Thus, a wheelchair must be configured to its rider to ensure a balanced ride. This course will address the recommendations set forth by the Consortium of Spinal Cord Medicine and RESNA to stress the importance of an optimally configured manual wheelchair

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PRESENTER:

Brenlee Mogul Rotman, National Clinical & Technical Education Manager Canada Permobil Americas

Brenlee is an occupational therapist and ATP/SMS and is currently the National Clinical & Technical Education Manager for Permobil Canada. She is a member of the OSOT(Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists) Seating and Mobility Team and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Spinal Research Organization. She is a past member of the Professional Standards Board of RESNA

By the end of the session the attendee will be able to:

Discuss 2 ways in which manual wheelchair configuration affects propulsion.

Discover 3 research articles that examine the implications of properly configured manual wheelchair.

Identify 2 "non-traditional" measurements that play a key role in optimally fitting a manual wheelchair.

Explain how a manual wheelchair that is durable, lightweight, and custom configured improves overall function of manual wheelchair users.

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