Bariatric Manual Wheelchairs


Credits: .1 CEU
Presenter: Cindy Duff, PT, ATP/SMS



The participant should have an introductory knowledge of wheelchair seating and mobility. This webinar will review mobility impairments related to obesity, assessment components unique to bariatric clients and points to consider when developing a bariatric manual wheelchair prescription.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Describe 3 obesity factors that impact mobility in adults with disability.
2. List 6 assessment goals in the evaluation of manual wheelchairs for bariatric clients.
3. Explain the impact of significant body weight in manual wheelchair configuration.

Cindy Duff, PT, ATP/SMS has practiced PT for 28 years at Denver Health, a level one trauma, safety net hospital. She performs seating and mobility evaluations on the inpatient critical care, acute, and rehabilitation units and in the outpatient Wheelchair Clinic.