Join Etac for its upcoming webinars to earn free CEUs: “Fighting Gravity! Managing Asymmetries Through Seating and Positioning” on May 26, and “Seats at the Table: Partnering with Families and Children in Equipment Conversations” on September 14.

Managing Asymmetries

Presented by occupational therapist Sheila Buck, BSc(OT), Reg(Ont), ATP, “Fighting Gravity! Managing Asymmetries Through Seating and Positioning,” will take place on Wednesday, May 26, from 1 to 2 PM PST.

This course will review typical asymmetries found in the seated posture. We will review how gravity, as well as tone, can cause and exacerbate these asymmetries. We will examine the pelvis and trunk as well as the hip and knee angles. Ultimately, we will understand how to position the client and utilize seating systems and mobility bases to reduce the effects of gravity and/or accommodate asymmetrical positioning from tonal changes. Most importantly, we will discuss the relationship between gravity and support of the head in a level/midline position despite asymmetrical posture, in order to enhance overall functioning. 

Learning Outcomes:   

  • The participant will be able to list three asymmetrical postures.
  • The participant will be able to describe the appropriate steps in assessing hip flexion discrepancies and how to support these in a seating system.
  • The participant will be able to describe where postural support is required in a wheelchair seating system based on three-point positioning.

Sheila Buck, BSc(OT), Reg(Ont), ATP, is an Occupational Therapist from Ontario and has been actively working in the field of seating and mobility for over 30 years. In addition, she is an author and speaker on seating and mobility issues.

Equipment Conversations

Presented by Adriana Sabet, PT, ATP, “Seats at the Table: Partnering with Families and Children in Equipment Conversations” will take place on Tuesday, September 14, from 1 pm to 2 pm PST.

This presentation is powered by the practical experience of parents and kids as we examine conversations around assistive technology. Participants will gain insights into barriers that exist for kids and families as well as strategies to reduce obstacles through communication, education, and empowerment.

Learning Outcomes:

  • The participant will identify 3 caregiving stresses that can affect assistive technology decision-making and utilization.
  • The participant will determine 2 strategies identified by families that create an environment for a team approach.
  • The participant will compare and contrast how education and communication affect device selection and utilization.

Andrina Sabet, PT, ATP, is a physical therapist at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation and owner of Mobility Matters, LLC. Her clinical practice includes infants and toddlers through young adults in the Mobility and Seating Clinic. She is actively involved with Go Baby Go, a grassroots, open-source movement centered on social mobility opportunities, clinical research, and technological innovation. 

CEU Credit Webinars

NRRTSCE is certifying the educational contact hours of the 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. 

As an IACET Accredited Provider, The National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. Approval for 0.1 CEUs for each course is pending.

The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Association has approved for 1 CCUs for this course.

The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy recognizes the successful completion of education (e.g., workshops, seminars, lectures, online courses, or conferences) with an assessment component at the end of the program provided by IACET-authorized providers.

[Source: Etac]