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Prescription, Procurement & Fitting of the Manual Wheelchair for Adults
Friday, November 4, 2022
3:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Spans 2 day(s)
Friday, November 4 - 3 PM - 7:15 PM Saturday, November 5 - 8:15 AM - 3:30 PM

MossRehab at Elkins Park
60 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Sheila Wallace
Fee: $175.00

The absence of a customized seating and mobility system can potentially put clients at risk for medical, psychological and social complications. This is especially true for first-time users of wheelchairs. PTs and OTs play a vital role in improving the mobility of wheelchair users. From patient diagnosis to functional capability to funding, clinicians are required to follow a complex chain of decisions.

Friday, November 4, 2022 from 3:00 - 7:15 PM (Registration from 3:00 - 3:30 PM).

Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 8:15 AM - 3:30 PM

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Course Description: This intermediate level course will explore the complex clinical decision process for selecting and procuring manual wheelchairs, seating systems and wheelchair accessories. We’ll focus on adults with a neurologic disorders who are using wheelchairs for the first time. A combination of lecture, hands-on labs, case presentations, video and group discussions will be used to improve practitioners clinical decision making when assessing, prescribing and fitting of the adult manual wheelchair.

The content will review the process for obtaining wheelchairs and impact of patient diagnosis, prognosis, functional capability, body type and available funding in the process for selecting and fitting a client with manual wheelchairs. The course will explore the impact of how environmental factors, patient lifestyle and patient goals will impact the decision of manual chair selection.

In addition, this course will closely examine two other categories of equipment: wheelchair seating and wheelchair options / accessories. These two other areas are important to understand because they complement and complete the clinical decision making in ordering of the adult manual wheelchair.

Course Learning Objectives: At the completion of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Explain how the patient’s functional assessment, postural evaluation and key body measurements all impact clinical decision making in selection of the adult manual wheelchair, wheelchair seating and wheelchair options/accessories.
  • Describe in detail the process of prescription and ordering of a wheelchair.
  • Describe three configuration adjustments to either the adult manual wheelchair itself and or wheelchair seating that would allow for improved patient fit/mobility performance.
  • Identify and define, by observation, three different manual wheelchairs and describe the distinguishing characteristics and indication of each.
  • Integrate knowledge related to wheelchair components and set up, on the patient’s ability to access various environments and participate in desired life roles.

Target Audience: Physical and Occupational Therapists, and Physical and Occupational Therapy Assistants

CEU Applications: This course has been approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy - Approval # PTPR015306

Submitted to New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.

MossRehab is an Approved Provider with the New York Department of Education Office of the State Board of Physical Therapy.

AOTA: MossRehab is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) approved provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 5154. This Live course is offered at 1.05 CEUs, educational level Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, Professional Issues and Foundational Knowledge categories. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition. 

Contact Hours: 10.50 Hours CEUs: 1.05


  • General admission: $175
  • MossRehab and Jefferson Enterprise per diem employees: $87.50
  • MossRehab and Jefferson Enterprise full and part time employees: Free


Enjoy this in-person event safely. This program strictly adheres to CDC guidelines for Events and Gatherings.

COVID 19: As a healthcare facility, MossRehab follows all CDC guidelines for COVID-19. Due to the current trends in new COVID-19 cases, and in the interest of protecting the health and safety of all those who will be attending the Conference, we are asking that all attendees be fully vaccinated, and show proof of vaccination upon arrival on-site. Mask and social distancing will be required.

Requirement for successful course completion: Satisfactory completion of the continuing education units consists of full attendance with monitored sign in and sign out forms and completion of a course feedback form that includes self assessment of learning outcomes.

Conflict of interest statement: Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing medical education activities sponsored by MossRehab are expected to disclose to the audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s).

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be submitted to the MossRehab in writing. Please explain the circumstances of the cancellation in a fax or e-mail to ensure a timely response. Requests received 3 days or 72 hours prior to course start will result in a full refund. Re-quests received less than 3 days (72 hours) prior to the course start will result in a non-refundable administration processing fee of $50.00 or 50% of registration cost (whichever is less). No shows or cancellations within 24 hours of the course start will be ineligible for a refund. MossRehab will reimburse you the cost of the registration, if we have to cancel a course due to low enrollment, weather, or an emergency situation. We are not responsible for any other costs associated with attending a conference. If you are on the waiting list of a course and do not get in, we will not charge your credit card; if you paid by check we will send the check back to you. In the event that a course is rescheduled we will provide you the option of applying the tuition towards the rescheduled course in lieu of a full refund.

Complaint Policy: MossRehab views complaints as an opportunity to improve. As an institution we are open to feedback from staff, course participants, speakers, and patients/clients. Course participants and speakers are asked to notify course coordinators of any urgent issues, either small or large, so they may be resolved in a timely fashion. Complaints may be communicated either verbally during a course or upon its conclusion through the Course Evaluation Form.

Non-discrimination Statement: MossRehab/Einstein unconditionally complies with Americans with Disabilities Act, endorses and supports the intent and objectives of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act which together prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation and physical or mental disability. In fact, this institution has, throughout its existence, taken a leading role in the effort to make services, accommodations and employment opportunities available to persons in all of the above categories. Additionally, MossRehab/Einstein complies with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act of 1955 and the Governor's Code of Fair Practices (1967).

Special Needs statement: Please contact Sharon Manas at sharon.manas@jefferson.edu or 215-663-6530 with any special needs that you have which would limit full participation in this event.

For more Information: Contact Sharon Manas at sharon.manas@jefferson.edu or 215-663-6530.

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