APT Free Seminar: Power Wheelchairs: Diving into the Basics

Aidacare Training Centre, 21-23 Tikalara Street, Regency Park, SA

24 Oct 2018 9:30 AM

This course will take a more in-depth look at power mobility options for clients. Starting from the base up, case studies and practical strategies will be used to show how different drive wheel configurations affect outcomes.

APT Free Seminar: How to tackle wheeled mobility & seating assessments with confidence!Registration: 9:30am

All Day Session: 10:00am to 3:30pm

APT Free Seminar: Power Wheelchairs - Diving into the Basics

This course will take a more in-depth look at power mobility options for clients. Starting from the base up, case studies and practical strategies will be used to show how different drive wheel configurations affect outcomes. Programming parameters to optimise client driving skills will be reviewed and clinicians will have the chance to feel the effects of programming changes. The afternoon session will focus on the options for power seat functions – including a review of the current evidence as well as case studies that highlight functional goals achieved by gaining access to these seat functions. Time will be spent on discussing resources available to get these options funded through the NDIS.

 After this course, clinicians should be able to:

Differentiate at least three different driving techniques for navigating a FWD power wheelchair versus a MWD within the home and community.

Summarise three programming parameters commonly modified and how they impact functional outcomes.

Differentiate two benefits and potential drawbacks of five power seat functions.

Formulate three reasons why integrating a standing feature into a client’s wheelchair base is beneficial to their health, function, and participation.