Practicalities for Bridging the Gap: Prioritizing the Individual in a Dynamic World



Credit: .1 CEU

Speaker: Alexandra Chesney, OTR, ATP/SMS

Sponsored by Quantum Rehab

Beginner Level, Seating and Positioning, ATP Prep Content



This course will focus on some of the gaps that clinicians, providers, and consumers face in relation to the identification of customized mobility devices through delivery and utilization. The first steps of information gathering are knowing the options, process, and resources to assist in a client centered approach. Throughout the dynamic state of our world recently there have been many populations that may have been overlooked when it comes to customized evaluations, many times including those living within institutions or within the CRT population. We will review resources and options to help bridge the gap to complete the continuum of care.

Alex Chesney works as an occupational therapist, assistive technology professional/seating and mobility specialist for Quantum Rehab providing educational services. Alex earned her Masters of Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2013. Alex practiced in a top neurological inpatient rehabilitation center in Houston, TX treating those with traumatic spinal cord injuries and various neurodegenerative diseases. As a clinician, Alex was a prescriber of advanced seating and mobility technologies and educator on neurological rehabilitation practice. She continues to participate in The Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals as a committee member.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be able to distinguish a gap in services that they can lend support in completing within their role (OT, PT, ATP, manufacturer etc.)

Participants will be able to identify 3 barriers to the provision of CRT that would benefit the end user.

Participants will be able to identify 3 resources to assist with the wheelchair service provision process.