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14th VA PRAT Virtual Grand Rounds: Evaluation for Seating and Wheeled Mobility

Program ID Number: CRS000477
CEU Course ID: P250.13
Webinar Length of Time: 1.5 hour

Recorded Date: January 14, 2013

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Jean Minkel, PT, ATP
Minkel Consulting
New Windsor, NY
United States

Kendra L. Betz, MSPT, ATP
Rehabilitation & Prosthetic Service, VA Central Office
Washington, DC
United States

Mark R. Schmeler, Ph.D., OTR/L, ATP
Director of the Continuing Education Program
Department of Rehabilitation Science & Technology,
School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Pittsburgh

Note: Faculty for this activity have been required to disclose all relationships with any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services, with the exemption of nonprofit or government organizations and non-healthcare related companies.
* No conflicts have been disclosed.


This 90 minute webinar provides an overview of the various types and configurations of seating and mobility devices including manual wheelchairs, scooters, and power wheelchairs and their indications and contraindications for individuals with different types of abilities.  Variables associated with a best-practice assessment are reviewed including body systems and structures, function, participation, and the environment to facilitate matching a person to the appropriate technology.  Case presentations are used throughout to illustrate applications of the devices.  Clinical practice guidelines and other evidence is discussed throughout.

Learning Objectives

Upon attending this lecture/seminar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify 3 general categories of seating and wheeled mobility and the types of people appropriate for each. 
  2. List three variables of a wheeled mobility and seating evaluation.
  3. Identify three components of Physical Motor/postural Mat Assessment.
  4. List four functional requirements necessary to operate a scooter versus a power wheelchair.
  5. List three variables associated with an optimally configured manual wheelchair.
  6. List three types of seat functions and their indications.
  7. Identify one clinical practice guideline associated with the selection and configuration of proper wheeled mobility and seating equipment selection.


CEU Registration and Cost

0.15 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded to individuals for viewing 1.5 hours of instruction.

The cost for the webinar is $59.00

Before viewing the program

You will receive a payment confirmation via e-mail. (Please allow 30 minutes for the database to process your payment and send the confirmation e-mail). You may view the webinar for free but to access the post test and evaluation to receive CEU's you must paid for the course.

After viewing the program

If you have paid for the course please follow the steps below, if you have not paid and want to receive CEU's please see the information above in the (Before viewing the program) section.

  1. Select the Sign Into RSTCE Database
  2. Log-in as Registered User
    (this is your user information and password that you created prior to the viewing).
  3. Select Post Tests and Evaluations
  4. Select and complete the course post test and evaluation
  5. Select Submit

You will receive your CEU Certificate via e-mailed as a pdf file (Please allow 30 minutes for the database to process your certificate and send it to your e-mail).

The University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences awards Continuing Education Units to individuals who enroll in certain educational activities. The CEU is designated to give recognition to individuals who continue their education in order to keep up-to-date in their profession. (One CEU is equivalent to 10 hours of participation in an organized continuing education activity). Each person should claim only those hours of credit that he or she actually spent in the educational activity.

The University of Pittsburgh is certifying the educational contact hours of this program and by doing so is in no way endorsing any specific content, company, or product. The information presented in this program may represent only a sample of appropriate interventions.


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Updated | 06.24.2013