Power Wheelchair Alternative Driving Methods: Proportional
Most power wheelchair users drive with a standard joystick. However, a wide variety of alternative joysticks is available to meet individual needs. This Webinar will address heavy-duty joysticks, mini proportional joysticks and a few other alternative proportional options. Joystick placement and mounting will also be covered, as this is critical to facilitate driving for the wide range of clients who use these driving controls.
What You’ll Learn:
- Alternative joystick designs available for users unable to use traditional models.
- The features and functions that make these alternative joysticks more functional for some power chair users.
- How to select the alternative joystick that’s best for a client’s diagnosis, abilities and activities of daily living.
- Determining the best placement and mounting for alternative joysticks.
Don’t miss this free educational opportunity for seating & mobility clinicians, ATPs, RTS’s, service/repair technicians, and complex rehab technology funding specialists.
Duration: 1 hour
Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS, is an occupational therapist with more than 30 years’ experience and has been in private practice (Access to Independence) for more than 10 years. She is a well-respected national and international lecturer and has authored numerous texts, chapters and articles. She is the co-editor of Seating and Wheeled Mobility: A Clinical Resource Guide; editor of Fundamentals in Assistive Technology, 4th ed.; NRRTS’s Continuing Education Curriculum Coordinator; and Clinical Editor of NRRTS’s Directions magazine. Michelle is a RESNA Fellow and member of the Clinician Task Force. She’s a certified ATP, certified SMS and is a Senior Disability Analyst of the ABDA.
Your registration is free thanks to sponsorship from Stealth Products.