Putting Your World within Reach: Using Power Seat Functions to Enhance Independence
Power seat functions are often used to improve functional independence, reduce secondary complications and improve postural support. In this Webinar, we will discuss how clients can utilize an Active Reach position in their power wheelchairs to achieve functional, physiological and social benefits.
The Active Reach position is a forward or anterior position of seat inclination, up to the defined angle that is appropriate for the client and his or her power chair. Regardless of client diagnosis, Active Reach offers potentially improved function and enhanced quality of life.
Jennith Bernstein, PT, DPT, ATP, has specialized in working with clients with spinal cord injuries during a 10-year career at Shepherd Center and as a volunteer instructor. She is now Permobil’s Clinical Education Manager for the Central region.
What You’ll Learn:
- Understand how Active Reach can improve functional reaching and environmental access from a power wheelchair.
- Learn how the range of Active Reach varies according to wheelchair base configuration.
- Discover how entering an Active Reach position can be beneficial to improve socialization and participation.
- Discuss how Active Reach can be utilized for people with a variety of presentations or diagnoses.
Attendance is FREE thanks to sponsorship from Permobil.
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About Our Speaker
Jennith Bernstein, PT, DPT, ATP, has been a practicing physical therapist for more than 12 years and spent the last 10 years at a model SCI center (Shepherd Center) in Atlanta. Jennith completed her Masters in physical therapy at North Georgia College & State University and returned to complete her transitional DPT at University of Texas Medical Branch in 2014. Jennith has served as a volunteer teacher at the Universidad Mariano Galvez in Guatemala, instructing spinal cord injury curriculum as well as seating and mobility. She has presented at national conferences such as RESNA, ISS, and the APTA NEXT conference. Jennith joined Permobil as the Clinical Education Manager for the Central Region in 2016.