The goal of this program is to assist the attendee in learning to advocate for their client. This includes the client population that may appear to be functional in ambulation, but in reality they are not functional at all. We will review the diagnosis of “Invisible Disability” as it relates to activities of daily living. Time will also be spent on guiding clinical documentation for effective prescription of seating and mobility products.
The participant will be able to discuss and identify three invisible diagnoses.
The participant will be able to describe functional ambulation.
The participant will be able to match their client to the proper seating and mobility technology using clinical documentation.
Sally is an NDT trained physical therapist with over 35 years of clinical experience. She has worked the majority of this time focusing on developmental pediatrics and pediatric rehabilitation. Over time, she realized the importance of utilizing assistive technology as a means to compliment therapy and developmental goals. This includes seating and positioning equipment, mobility equipment and the use of other means of support for activities of daily living. Sally has worked in a variety of settings including the NICU, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, school and home settings. She has also had her own consulting business. Sally has worked as a trainer and educator for major international equipment manufacturers. She has lectured nationally and internationally on equipment and the proper selection of equipment based upon clinical assessment. Sally is currently the Education Manager for Convaid | R82.