New Podcast: “29 Frames Per Second” Features Steve Mitchell on Telehealth Experiences

Mobility Management’s latest podcast takes on a timely topic: How to succeed at telehealth and remote services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Steve Mitchell, OTR/L, ATP, headlines “29 Frames Per Second: Keys to Successful Telehealth Outcomes.”

Mitchell is a Clinical Specialist in Seating and Wheeled Mobility and Assistive Technology for the Spinal Cord Injury and Spinal Cord Disorder Service at the VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System in Cleveland. During his time at the VA, he has specialized in providing Complex Rehab Technology to veterans who have spinal cord injury, ALS, and advanced multiple sclerosis. Mitchell typically oversees the prescription, configuration, and provision of approximately 150 to 200 custom manual wheelchairs or Complex Rehab power chairs annually.

While Veterans Affairs was already enthusiastic about telehealth options, the pandemic accelerated the adoption process. Mitchell needed to preserve veterans’ access to seating and wheeled mobility while being very mindful that these clients are at high risk of complications if infected with COVID-19.

In the podcast, Mitchell describes the challenges he faced and the discoveries he made while creating and trying out telehealth procedures.

“Surprisingly, when you use images to supplement telehealth, it actually gives you more information than you might actually get if you’re there in person, looking at it,” Mitchell said. “A well-framed picture is worth 29 frames per second, easily.”

Listen to Mitchell’s podcast, or view Mobility Management’s podcast library. Mobility Management podcasts are also available for listening on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher.

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