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All wheelchair seating systems have some sort of seat and back surface. We may add some lateral supports, as well, such as lateral trunk supports. But what about those secondary supports? Supports such as pelvic belts, anterior trunk supports, and ankle straps are often seen as limiting movement and function – and sometimes even labeled as a restraint. This webinar will explore secondary supports and appropriate clinical applications. Case studies will be included.

Learning Objectives

  1. The participant will be able to define secondary supports as a part of a wheelchair seating system.                                             
  2. The participant will be able to list 3 secondary supports and clinical indicators for each.
  3. The participant will be able to list 3 secondary supports which can be misconstrued as a restraint and why.

About the Speaker

Michelle Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS

Michelle is an occupational therapist with over 30 years of experience and has been in private practice, Access to Independence, for over 10 years.  She is a well-respected lecturer, both nationally and internationally and has authored numerous texts, chapters, and articles.  She is the co-editor of Seating and Wheeled Mobility:  a clinical resource guide, editor of Fundamentals in Assistive Technology, 4th ed., NRRTS Continuing Education Curriculum Coordinator and Clinical Editor of NRRTS Directions magazine.  Michelle is a RESNA Fellow and member of the Clinician Task Force.  Michelle is a certified ATP, certified SMS and is a Senior Disability Analyst of the ABDA.

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Cost is $25.00

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