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.
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.
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 deadline for qualifying for CEUs has passed (December 15, 2019).