Physical Therapy: Wheelchair Evaluations: Methods in Refining Assessment Skills for Occupational and Physical Therapis

24.00
Online
Elective
About this Course

Learning Objectives

  • To determine when the transition is functionally appropriate for a patient from a walker to a manual wheelchair and from a manual wheelchair to a power chair.
  • To review typical insurance coverages for manual and power chairs.
  • To offer outreach information: how to go about contacting relevant doctors and medical equipment providers.
  • To provide common wheelchair evaluations, including a manual chair, power chair, and power chair safety checklist.
  • To convey additional diagnostic and functional information that should be included in the wheelchair assessment to ensure insurance coverage.
  • To suggest standardized tests pertaining to cognition and visual and motor perception as they relate to the wheelchair assessment.
  • To assist therapists in developing persuasive language appropriate for wheelchair evaluations to access insurance coverage.
  • To formulate wheelchair training into billable treatment and billable evaluations.
  • To cover common ethical and safety problems that accompany wheelchair assessment and how to circumvent such dilemmas.
  • For the sake of time and reading material, we will focus only on wheelchair evaluations as they pertain to the adult population.
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Physical Therapy: Wheelchair Evaluations: Methods in Refining Assessment Skills for Occupational and Physical Therapis

24.00
About this Course

Learning Objectives

  • To determine when the transition is functionally appropriate for a patient from a walker to a manual wheelchair and from a manual wheelchair to a power chair.
  • To review typical insurance coverages for manual and power chairs.
  • To offer outreach information: how to go about contacting relevant doctors and medical equipment providers.
  • To provide common wheelchair evaluations, including a manual chair, power chair, and power chair safety checklist.
  • To convey additional diagnostic and functional information that should be included in the wheelchair assessment to ensure insurance coverage.
  • To suggest standardized tests pertaining to cognition and visual and motor perception as they relate to the wheelchair assessment.
  • To assist therapists in developing persuasive language appropriate for wheelchair evaluations to access insurance coverage.
  • To formulate wheelchair training into billable treatment and billable evaluations.
  • To cover common ethical and safety problems that accompany wheelchair assessment and how to circumvent such dilemmas.
  • For the sake of time and reading material, we will focus only on wheelchair evaluations as they pertain to the adult population.