Drive-Wheel Configuration: Do We Know What We Know?
As an industry, what do we know about front-, rear- and mid-wheel drive-wheel configurations for complex rehab power chair users? And on what are we basing our knowledge?
Quantum Rehab has been investigating that question by talking to CRT clinicians and providers, running power wheelchair chair test drives, and collecting industry data. In this Webinar, Julie Piriano, PT, ATP/SMS, VP of Clinical Education and Rehab Industry Affairs & Compliance Officer for Pride Mobility Products Corp., shares those findings to help providers and clinicians further understand how to optimally match a wheelchair user’s height, weight, body shape, activities and everyday environments with the best drive-wheel configurations.
Don’t miss this free CEU opportunity for seating and mobility clinicians, providers and service/repair technicians, as well as funding specialists, case managers, social workers and other members of the seating and mobility assessment team.
What You’ll Learn:
- Features and distinctions of front-, mid-, and rear-wheel-drive power chair configurations.
- What Quantum Rehab’s data revealed about drive-wheel applications in different clinical scenarios.
- Considerations for choosing the optimal drive-wheel configuration for different power chair users.
- How environment and activities affect power wheelchair choice.
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. (Eastern) / 1:00 p.m. (Central) / 11:00 a.m. (Pacific)
CEUs: .1 IACET
About Our Speaker
Julie Piriano has worked in the seating and wheeled mobility industry for the past 35 years. As Pride Mobility’s Compliance Officer, she presents nationally and internationally on seating and wheeled mobility with a focus on evaluation, documentation and clinical applications of available technologies. Julie has served on RESNA’s Board of Directors, currently serves as the Chair of the Professional Standards Board, and is an active participant in the Wheeled Mobility and Seating SIG and the PT PSG. She is a Friend of NRRTS, and a member of the AAHomecare Complex Rehab and Mobility Council, the APTA and the Clinician Task Force. Julie is a highly proactive industry resource on legislative and regulatory issues that impact the complex rehab industry.
The Webinar concludes with a 15-minute live Q&A session.
For this Webinar, .1 IACET continuing education unit (CEU) is available to Webinar attendees who qualify for and complete the CEU requirements by Dec. 15, 2019. Quantum Rehab will provide CEU certificates electronically to all those that qualify within 7 days after webinar attendance (live or on-demand). For more information on IACET CEU definitions and calculations, go to www.iacet.org.
All registrants will have access to the live event and an on-demand recording of the presentation. If registrants want to watch the presentation again or have a scheduling conflict, they can register and access the on-demand version of this Webinar, which will be available soon after the live event. To earn CEU credit, the Webinar must be viewed and completed by Dec. 15, 2019.