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Clinical Implications for Wheelchair Provision: Manual and Power Mobility

(1 hr./ 0.1 CEU/CCU)

AOTA Category:  OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge

  • CEUs/Contact Hours:  0.1 AOTA CEUs/1 Contact Hour
  • Educational Level: Introductory


General Overview:

This one-hour course is intended to help clinicians and providers expand on their current knowledge and skills in order to achieve greater success and clinical confidence with manual and power wheelchair provision. Through mobility user case examples linked to key clinical concepts and research, open discussion, as well as practical applications of equipment intervention, it will also examine the role of the wheelchair provision process within the larger context of the rehabilitation. Highlighted within the course will be the importance of individualized goals and assessments.

This course will cover concepts related to both manual and power wheelchair users. Upon completion, participants will be able to adapt and apply the clinical reasoning and practical application skills gained to improve outcomes and enhance client function in a variety of settings and situations. For those newer to wheelchair seating and mobility, this course will also be beneficial in reframing their existing clinical knowledge through a more specific lens unique to mobility users.


CEU Objectives: By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the relationship of complex rehab technology provision to other areas of Occupational and Physical Therapy specialization.
  2. Describe 2 ways configurability of manual and power wheelchair systems helps maintain access to mobility across the lifespan.
  3. Discuss 2 research studies examining the relationship between posture and wheelchair propulsion biomechanics or drive control access.
  4. Identify 3 key biomechanical and/or anatomical factors that can impact a client’s function within their seating system.

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Full Course Detail Flyer PDF:  Clinical Implications Mobility