DALLAS – Space is still available for a three-part mobility-related course at Medtrade, scheduled for March 28-30, 2023 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. Taught by Alex Chesney (pictured), OTR, ATP/SMS, clinical sales manager at Quantum Rehab, the single course consists of three different classes that offer continuing education units (CEUs).
The course is available to Medtrade attendees with an Expo or Conference Pass—additional registration required. Prospective attendees with questions should contact Brandon Fry at firstname.lastname@example.org
CLASS #1: Seating and Mobility Foundations (9:00 a.m. to Noon)
This course will take time to explore the foundation of a mat evaluation looking into how measuring a client properly can translate into the appropriate equipment recommendations. Without an in-depth mat assessment to start the equipment recommendation process, you are leaving the outcome to chance. Every client is unique as are their seating and positioning needs. The key way to identify these unique needs comes in the form of the mat evaluation.
Presenter will cover mat evaluation, positioning, and orthopedic factors, along with examples of proper linear and angular measurement techniques and assessment. The course is designed to bridge the gap between ATPs and clinicians to bring the two together as a team.
Classi includes a review of the algorithmic approach to selection of wheeled mobility equipment and then progresses to the assessment process and documentation of clinical evaluation and mat evaluation and how that may guide selection of seating and positioning components.
CLASS #2: Balancing Function and Independence (1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
Course Description: Power wheelchairs are designed to augment function when functional mobility is compromised or lost. However, this is not the only benefits that the power mobility systems can provide. There are critical components of this system that also facilitate or improve the end user’s ability to complete functional activities/ADLs, support their physical and mental health, provide independent repositioning for pressure relief, increase tolerance of the seated position, and increase the overall satisfaction of the equipment. These critical components are known as power positioning devices. While there are several different types of power positioning products on the market, this presentation will focus on the clinical benefits of power adjustable seat height and anterior tilt.
CLASS #3: Beyond Drive Control: Maximizing Function And Independence Through Programming Options (2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.)
Power wheelchair drive controls are constantly evolving with advancing technology. There is a wide range of these products and complex rehab equipment professionals often have limited exposure to the options that are available. This class will provide evaluating clinicians, Assistive Technology Professionals, and other seating/mobility professionals with knowledge of various drive control options and programming options available to provide maximal benefit to the end user.
Prospective attendees may register at the link below.