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Transportation & Community: Participation Among Power Wheelchair Users (1hr/0.1CEU/1.0CEC)

Transportation & Community: Participation Among Power Wheelchair Users (1hr/0.1CEU/1.0CEC)

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

Course Code:  WEB1120h-2

0.1 AOTA CEUs/1 Contact Hours

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

Course Description:   Individuals with chronic medical conditions and long-term disabilities who have a permanent need for a wheelchair require a comprehensive, detailed evaluation of their physical, functional and environmental needs to allow clinicians and ATP suppliers to make appropriate Assistive Technology recommendations for a successful outcome.

This course will examine the feasibility in which one utilizing a customized/complex mobility and seating system allows the end user to return to work or leisure activity by being able to transport their prescribed equipment. Within the wheelchair service delivery model, there is a key step in our duty to educate properly on equipment maintenance and use as to prepare our end users for management of their mobility device throughout the lifetime of the equipment. Many times specific attention is paid to education and wheelchair management within the home as dictated by funding sources but we know that consumers utilize their complex rehab equipment to interact with a variety of environments for performance of various tasks and to participate in those essential tasks they must be able to properly and safely transport their customized equipment.

As we serve to promote functional independence to those with complex seating and mobility needs it is important to help educate clinicians, ATPs, providers, and consumers on key considerations for how customized mobility equipment will be transported. This helps to ensure the safety of consumer along with the promotion of autonomy to our end users.

Learning Objectives:  

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

  1. Describe the significance of 3 transportation challenges specific to consumers who utilize a wheelchair as a primary means of mobility.
  2. Describe 2 transportation securement policies and procedures related to medical device management including power mobility devices within public transportation systems.
  3. Identify 2 personal transportation options that allow for transporting power wheelchair.

Pre-requisites:  None


Hour 1

  • Review of literature describing end user experience with transportation barriers from complex rehabilitation equipment (power/manual wheelchairs)
  • Review of transportation safety with use of tie downs, WC18-20, school bus, and public transit systems
  • Case review and first-hand experience on transportation for power mobility devices-review of how clients participate as passengers or return to driving from a mobility device-review of options for personal transport consideration (vehicles, hitches, etc.)
  • Closing discussion on proper education measures and resources for clients to be appropriately educated as to not have this as a limitation to return to daily routines

Course Level:  Beginner / Review

Instructional Methods:  Lecture, Discussion

AOTA Classification Code:  OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge

ADA: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact the Education Department (



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.