In September, I wrote about Best Practices in Seating and Mobility Assessments. If you missed that article, click here.
This month, we will take a more detailed look at the information that should be gathered during the seating and mobility assessment. It must be remembered that the assessment is just one step in the overall process of wheelchair provision.1 A future article of Clinical Corner will address the additional steps identified in the Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Techology Society of North America (RESNA) Wheelchair Services Provision Guide.
Conducting a thorough assessment is vital to ensuring an optimal seating and mobility prescription for a client, but what are the best practices in seating and mobility evaluations? A study conducted by Mary Isaacson, EdD, OTR/L, ATP, published in Assistive Technology, sought to answer that question.1
Last month, we started a discussion on seating and mobility considerations for individuals who are bariatric. I wrote about body shape and that it is a person’s unique shape and weight distribution that must be evaluated when assessing for seating and mobility. (If you missed last month’s article, click here for Part 1.) Let’s continue the discussion.
Handout Webinar Seating and Mobility Considerations Bariatric 2017
Handout Wheelchair Sports Webinar
Handout Tilt Recline Elevating Leg Supports Webinar 2017
Biometric Repositioning What is it and what is the evidence 2017
All about Specialty Controls Webinar
Handout - Transit Standards for Seating WCs and WC Tiedowns
Bariatric Measurement Chart