What is the cornerstone of wheelchair positioning? The pelvis. The position of the pelvis very much determines the position of the trunk and lower extremities and so achieving and maintaining the optimal position is critical. This course will present common pelvic asymmetries with suggested strategies to address each challenge. Providing as neutral a pelvic position as possible improves overall posture, stability and function.
- The participant will be able to describe pelvic tilt and seating interventions to address this concern.
- The participant will be able to describe pelvic rotation and seating interventions to address this concern.
- The participant will be able to describe pelvic obliquity and seating interventions to address this concern.
About the Speaker
Michelle Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Michelle Lange is an occupational therapist with nearly 30 years of experience in the area of assistive technology. She is the former Clinical Director of The Assistive Technology Clinics of The Children’s Hospital of Denver and is now in private practice; Access to Independence, Inc. Michelle’s work in assistive technology covers a broad range of roles and services. She evaluates and treats children and adults with a variety of diagnoses as well as provides consultation and education in the areas of wheelchair seating and mobility, accessibility, assistive technology access, mounting, interfacing and electronic aids to daily living.
0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)