Achieving “Optimal Configuration” of an UltraLight Manual Wheelchair is a complex process. It requires both an intuitive understanding of an individual’s functional needs and an innate understanding of how specific Lightweight Manual chair adjustments affect both the performance characteristics of the chair and biomechanics of propulsion. Available research indicates that sub‐optimal manual wheelchair configuration likely will have a significant negative impact on the health and functional capacities of the user. This course is designed to provide the clinician or mobility practitioner with the concepts and practical skills necessary to “optimally configure” an UltraLight Manual Wheelchair using clinical best practice.

Learning Objectives

  1. The participant will be able to apply three Concepts of Clinical Practice Guidelines with regard to prescription of UltraLight Manual Wheelchairs for full time manual wheelchair users.
  2. The participant will be able to accurately measure and recommend ideal Center of Gravity (COG) for UltraLight Manual Wheelchairs.
  3. The participant will be able to accurately measure and recommend Ideal Rear Seat to Floor Height for optimal wheel access in accordance with Clinical Practice Guidelines.
  4. The participant will be able to appropriately measure and recommend Seat Depth with consideration to frame angle.
  5. The participant will be able to apply and discuss two concepts of custom frame length to achieve optimal Wheel Base.


Courses are available upon request and are customized for you or your organization's needs. Registration is not necessary for IACET Presentations, but if you are interested in scheduling a course or presentation, please contact the Numotion Clinical Education Department at 800-500-9150 or email us for more information.

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