Purchase of this course will provide access to the recorded webinar version of the course below.
Course Code: WEB0520i-1
0.15 AOTA CEUs/1.5 Contact Hours
Target Audience: Licensed/Certified Medical Professional (i.e. PT, OT), Rehab Professional (ATP, SMS, CRTS)
Course Description: When performing a power wheelchair evaluation, the input device is extremely important to the process. People who drive power wheelchairs with a proportional device have the greatest control over the speed and direction of the power wheelchair. This course will provide an overview of the things to consider before eliminating proportional controls from drive control consideration and discuss equipment options that are available on the market when the goal is to keep the individual driving proportionally for as long as possible.
At the conclusion of the course the participant will be able to:
- Discuss the Hierarchy of proportional controls when assessing for a proportional input device.
- Describe when certain proportional drive controls may work for an individual based on the force the input device requires.
- Discuss the importance of mounting and how it impacts the use of the proportional input device.
- Hour 1
- Hierarchy of Proportional Controls
- Mounting options, Programming, handle options and why
- Alternative Proportional Devices, Why and Considerations
- Hour 2 (30 Minutes)
- (Cont:) Alternative Proportional Devices, Why and Considerations
- Other proportional considerations
Course Level: Beginner / Review
Instructional Methods: Lecture, Discussion
AOTA Classification Code: Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation and Intervention
Quantum Rehab/Pride Mobility Products Corp. has been approved as an Accredited Provider #1307743 (Valid through 2/28/26) by the International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET) 21670 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 170, Sterling, VA 20166: (703) 763-0705.
AOTA Authorized Provider #6865 (Valid through 12/30/23). AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
This activity is approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2502011TX (Valid 2/28/25) and meets continuing education requirements for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
CEU Disclaimer: It is the attendee’s responsibility to complete relevant documentation requirements to receive the qualified credit associated with this course. Failure to do so will result in an invalid certificate.