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Prescription, Procurement & Fitting of the Manual Wheelchair & Seating
Friday, October 27, 2023
3:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Spans 2 day(s)
Friday, October 27 - 3:30 PM to 7:15 PM Saturday, October 28 - 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Registration opens half hour before

Jefferson Moss-Magee Rehabilitation - Elkins Park
60 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Sheila Wallace
Fee: $175.00

Friday, October 27 from 3:30 PM to 7:15 PM (3:00 PM Registration)

Saturday, October 28 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (8:15 AM Registration)


Course Description: This intermediate course will explore the complex clinical decision process for selecting and procuring manual wheelchairs, seating systems and wheelchair accessories in the adult population with a variety of neurologic disorders who are using wheelchairs for the first time. A combination of lecture, lab, case presentations, video and group discussions will be used to improve practitioner’s 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 how environmental factors as well as patient lifestyle and goals will impact the decision.

In addition, this course will closely look at two other categories of equipment: wheelchair seating and wheelchair options / accessories. These two other areas are quite 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:

1. 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.

2. Describe in detail the process of prescription and ordering of a wheelchair.

3. Describe three configuration adjustments to either the adult manual wheelchair itself and or wheelchair seating that would allow for improved patient fit/ mobility performance.

4. Identify and define, by observation, three different manual wheelchairs and describe the distinguishing characteristics and indication of each.

5. Integrate knowledge related to wheelchair components and set up, based on the patient’s ability to access various environments and participate in desired life roles.

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

Skill Level: Intermediate

Contact Hours and CEUs: 10.5 Contact Hours 1.05 CEU’s

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Live / In-person


General admission: $175

MossRehab and Jefferson Enterprise per diem employees: $87.50

MossRehab and Jefferson Enterprise full and part time employees: Free

CEU Applications:

• American Occupational Therapy Association

• NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

• PA State Board of Physical Therapy

• NY State Board Approved Provider

Disclosure: All of the speakers are employees of MossRehab and will receive a fee for speaking. None of the speakers have any non-financial disclosures.

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. Additionally, occupational therapists will be required to complete a short post-test.

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/Jefferson 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: 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.

AOTA: MossRehab is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) approved provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 3265. 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.

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