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  1. Beyond the Standard Joystick: Alternative Drive Control Options for Power Wheelchairs
    Beyond the Standard Joystick: Alternative Drive Control Options for Power Wheelchairs
    $15.00

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    Providing a client with independent mobility through a power wheelchair can be life changing for the individual. However, in many cases driving with a standard joystick is simply not an option for the client due to physical and/or intellectual limitations. The good news is there are numerous adaptations and alternatives drive controls that can be utilized to drive a power wheelchair. During this one hour educational session participants will be introduced to variety of equipment, adaptations, and concepts that may improve their clients’ level of success with finding greater independence through power mobility.

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  2. Head Positioning: Tips to Finding the Right Head Support
    Head Positioning: Tips to Finding the Right Head Support
    $15.00

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    Proper head positioning is important for many reasons. From improving breathing, visual field, and heart rate to name a few; the benefits of good head positioning go far beyond aesthetics. The head support is not an accessory, it is a fundamental part of the positioning system. During this session, participants will be able to learn clinical strategies that will help them find the most functional positioning of the head in their patients. In addition, they will be introduced to a variety of head support available in today's market, the purpose and the clinical application for each option presented.

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  3. Independence through Power Seat Functions
    Independence through Power Seat Functions
    $15.00

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    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.

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  4. Manual Wheelchairs: Optimizing Prescription and Set Up
    Manual Wheelchairs: Optimizing Prescription and Set Up
    $15.00

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    Understanding the impact of rolling resistance on manual wheelchairs is important in wheelchair prescription and set up. Minimizing rolling resistance in wheelchair configuration for an individual helps to maximize efficiency of propulsion, helps to decrease the risk of repetitive strain injuries, and helps to decrease the risk of sliding for individuals who foot propel. This webinar will define rolling resistance and inertia and explain the impact of the two on forward movement and maneuverability. Factors that contribute to rolling resistance will be examined and evidence related to these factors will be highlighted. These factors include the mass of the user and the wheelchair; weight distribution between the casters and rear wheel; size and type of tire and caster; air pressure/inflation; and surface over which the wheelchair is being propelled.

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  5. MAT Evaluations Made Easy
    MAT Evaluations Made Easy
    $15.00

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    This educational session was designed to provide applicable concepts and strategies to clinicians involved in the assessment and prescription of seating systems and mobility devices. The focus will be on creating a process that enhances successful outcomes. Special emphasis will be placed on the value of the “hands on” seating assessment - what parameters to assess in both the supine and sitting assessment and when its ok to skip the supine assessment. At its conclusion, clinicians will have improved skills and confidence in wheelchair assessment.

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  6. On Your Mark, Get Set, Roll!  Exploring Pediatric Wheeled Mobility Equipment
    On Your Mark, Get Set, Roll! Exploring Pediatric Wheeled Mobility Equipment
    $15.00

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    From the moment a child is born the responsibilities listed in his/her job description simply read grow, play, learn, and explore. During one hour session participants will learn about a variety of seating and wheeled mobility equipment that is available to pediatric clients and strategies for deciding whether a child is appropriate for a dependent or independent device. In addition recommendations for developing a plan for completing the wheelchair provision process from evaluation to follow-up for children under the age of 21 will be provided. Techniques for encouraging caregivers to pursue obtaining appropriate equipment for their children will also be discussed.

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  7. POWER in Mobility: An Introduction to Power Wheelchairs
    POWER in Mobility: An Introduction to Power Wheelchairs
    $15.00

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    There is a great deal of POWER in independent mobility. In order for some individuals to be able to experience independent mobility they require the use of power mobility. During this one hour educational session participants will be introduced to power wheelchairs. Concepts that will be reviewed include the potential clinical application for power wheelchairs, a brief overview of the evaluation process, and an introduction to various components of power wheelchairs.

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  8. Seating Technology: An Analytical Approach
    Seating Technology: An Analytical Approach
    $15.00

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    Clinicans working in seating and mobility have a wider choice of seating materials, shapes and technology than at any point in the past. Understanding the relationship between human biomechanics, seating shapes and materials is essential for the most successful outcomes for clients with mobilty needs. This one-hour session will review the key factors in posture, skin integrity and function and how to provide seating technology to meet those needs.

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  9. Spectrum of Ultralight
    Spectrum of Ultralight
    $15.00

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    Many individuals believe that all products grouped in a single equipment category are the same, but we know this is far from the truth. Therefore, it is important to understand how the design of a specific wheelchair meets the needs of the client. This webinar defines the ultralightweight wheelchair category and what to consider when recommending a particular design. It also examines the components of the ultralight wheelchair with regard to materials and design. The participant will become confident in their wheelchair recommendations and in providing clinical justification for its selection.

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  10. Wheelchair Cushion Technology: Investigating Material and Design
    Wheelchair Cushion Technology: Investigating Material and Design
    $15.00

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    Too often the selection of a wheelchair cushion is based on the funding cushion code. However, many factors go into cushion technology. This 1-hour webinar explores the physical properties, materials, and design of wheelchair cushions and how those factors should be used when selecting a cushion to meet seating goals. Understanding these concepts will enhance patient outcomes.

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