Independence through Power Seat Functions

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612-SUN021

Online Course:

When selecting the most appropriate power wheelchair for a client it is important to ensure that he/she can move his body in space while utilizing the wheelchair. Power seating functions can provide the user with numerous benefits such as the ability to independently complete weight shifts, reposition for improved respiratory and/or gastrointestinal functions, engage in activities of daily living, and provide an increase in the user’s overall quality of life. The participants of this educational session will gain an understanding of the clinical application of power seating functions including tilt, recline, adjustable seat height, power elevating lower extremity supports, etc. By examining these components the clinician will acquire clinical reasoning skills and strategies for recommending power seating functions on a power wheelchair.

When selecting the most appropriate power wheelchair for a client it is important to ensure that he/she can move his body in space while utilizing the wheelchair. Power seating functions can provide the user with numerous benefits such as the ability to independently complete weight shifts, reposition for improved respiratory and/or gastrointestinal functions, engage in activities of daily living, and provide an increase in the user’s overall quality of life. The participants of this educational session will gain an understanding of the clinical application of power seating functions including tilt, recline, adjustable seat height, power elevating lower extremity supports, etc. By examining these components the clinician will acquire clinical reasoning skills and strategies for recommending power seating functions on a power wheelchair.

Objectives:

  1. Upon completion of the course, the participant will be able to list and describe at least five power seat functions. 
  2. Upon completion of the course, the participant will be able to articulate three clinical benefits of power seating functions. 
  3. Upon completion of the course, the participant will be able to integrate three additional considerations when recommending power seat functions.

Presenter:

Linda Bollinger PT, DPT, ATP has a BS-MS in physical therapy from Long Island University, a DPT from Utica College and is ATP certified. Linda joined Sunrise Medical in 2018 and her prior experience includes positions as Director of Rehabilitation for Long Island Select Healthcare, developing and operating seating and mobility clinics and professional guest lectures.


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