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Seating Foundations Part 2: Angular Measurements for Mat Evaluation (1hr/0.1CEU/1.0CEC)

Seating Foundations Part 2: Angular Measurements for Mat Evaluation (1hr/0.1CEU/1.0CEC)

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Purchase of this course will provide access to the recorded webinar version of the course below.

Course Code:  WEB0420h-5

0.1 AOTA CEUs/1 Contact Hours

Target Audience:  Licensed/Certified Medical Professional (i.e. PT, OT, Physician, Nurse), Rehab Professional (ATP, SMS, CRTS), Reimbursement & Billing Specialists

Course Description:   Proximal stability is the key to control, safety and function. The seated position is not a position of stability for the human body, so when an individual must utilize a wheelchair for their primary means of mobility, it can be a challenge to successfully obtain/maintain proximal stability. Even postural asymmetries that appear to involve distal segments of the body, often can be attributed to instability or poor positioning of the pelvis. It is crucial to be able to assess the flexibility of these asymmetries and be able to properly recommended equipment that can aid in the correction or prevention of further mal alignment. This course will guide clinicians and ATP suppliers through the mat assessment process and provide intervention strategies to promote optimal pelvic and lower extremity positioning, thus improving safety and function for the end-user.

Learning Objectives:  

At the conclusion of the course the participant will be able to:

  1. Accurately obtain 3 angular measurements that are essential to the positioning of the pelvis and lower extremities
  2. Analyze the Differentiate angular measurements and apply the results to the recommendation of mobility device set up and appropriate positioning devices.
  3. Distinguish the 3 key points of control for maintaining neutral pelvic alignment


Pre-requisites:  None


  • Hour 1
  • Introduction- Why Pelvic Stability important and Components of Mat Eval
  • Angular Measurements                                                                             
  • Applying measurements to positioning component recommendations
  • Applying 3 points of Control to the pelvis


Course Level:  Beginner / Review

Instructional Methods:  Lecture, Discussion

AOTA Classification Code:  OT Process – Evaluation, Intervention