While power wheelchair standing is not a new concept, the ability to get it funded is. Sometimes clinicians are intimidated by the lengthy or complicated justification process. Sometimes wheelchair providers do not want to deal with a drawn-out funding process. The first steps in getting started with this process include discussing it as a team with the client and documenting success with trials of power wheelchair standing. Strong documentation of the clinical, functional, and participation benefits of power wheelchair standing are key components of the justification for standing power wheelchairs. In addition, explaining why other alternatives will not provide the same level of outcomes for the wheelchair user is also very important. This webinar will review the clinical, functional and participation benefits of power wheelchair standing that can be used in documentation, as well as other tips and strategies for successful documentation.
The participant will be able to list 3 clinical/health benefits of standing for the wheelchair user that can be included in documentation to justify the use of power wheelchair standing.
The participant will be able to list 3 functional benefits of standing for the wheelchair user that can be included in documentation to justify the use of power.
The participant will be able to describe 3 benefits of power wheelchair-based standing that can be used to justify a power wheelchair stander, compared to other less costly alternatives.
Ginger Walls, PT, MS, NCS, ATP/SMS: Ginger is a Regional Clinical Education Manager for Permobil. She has over 30 years of experience as a physical therapist in the areas of neuro rehab and wheelchair seating/mobility. Previously, she directed Outpatient Therapy Clinics and the Seating/Mobility Program at Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C. Additionally, Ginger has provided a variety of continuing education courses, articles, and lectures in seating/mobility for many years. She has presented at major industry conferences including ISS, RESNA, and the PVA Summit.