Examining the Components of Ultra Lightweight Wheelchairs
When it comes to recommending the best ultra lightweight wheelchair for a client, various factors come into play, including the client's preferences, set-up of the wheelchair, weight, components, etc. This two-hour course explores the science and technology of ultra lightweight wheelchair frames, components, and set-up as well as provides clinically relevant concepts to anyone involved in the assessment to improve the outcome for the client. Time will also be spent exploring the importance of the configuration of wheelchairs and examining the benefits, features, and situations in which certain components on an ultra lightweight manual wheelchair may be best.
Analyzing the Components and Configurations of Manual Wheelchairs
In order to recommend a wheeled mobility device for a client, it is essential to have a good understanding of the parts and pieces that go into creating the best wheelchair for the individual. During this four-hour course, participants will have the opportunity to explore the science and technology of manual wheelchairs as well as learn about clinically relevant concepts involved in the assessment and prescription of both independent and dependent manual wheelchairs. Time will be spent reviewing the assessment process, exploring the importance of the configuration of wheelchairs, and examining the benefits, features, and situations in which certain components on manual wheelchairs may be best.