Mind the Head: Head Support Interventions for Clients with Tone

For people who use wheelchairs, proper head support is vital: It impacts how well they can operate their wheelchairs and perform activities of daily living. Head support and control can also impact communications, visual fields, and so many other crucial functions.

Seating experts Bart Van der Heyden, PT, and Filipe Monforte Correia, European & Latin American Business Developing Manager for Stealth Products, will discuss common reflex patterns and how the interaction between autonomic responses and seating systems can impact tone, function, pain and fatigue.

They will also share holistic seating strategies for managing head positioning for clients with tone, and will present different head support options.

Don’t miss this free educational opportunity for seating and wheeled mobility clinicians and providers, service/repair technicians, funding and reimbursement specialists, rehab engineers, funding sources, and allied healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives:

  • List at least 3 common primitive reflexes and describe how they impact head positions.
  • List at least 2 back support and seat base interventions impacting the client’s head positioning.
  • Define a strategy for assessing head positioning for clients with tone.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m. (Eastern) / 1:00 p.m. (Central) / 11:00 a.m. (Pacific)
Duration: 1 hour

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