Vol 2 2017 CEU Article Review, Tilt And Recline: Understanding All The Angles


Author K. Missy Ball, MT, PT, ATP
.1 CEU



This article will discuss distinctions in tilt-in–space and recline frames, as well as clinical rationale for use of each and in combination.

Learning Outcomes:

1. The participant will be able to choose 2 clinical applications of anterior, posterior, lateral and oblique tilt
2. The participant will be able to explain the differences i central axis tilt and traditional posterior tilt and provide one client scenario where central axis tilt would be beneficial.
3. The participant will be able to justify the use of both tilt and recline for one client scenario with at least 2 reasons that are funded by Medicare.

Missy is a physical therapist, ATP, and laboratory scientist with over 35+ years of experience, with a private practice specializing in pediatric neurology. She is certified in pediatric NDT with a solid focus on improving function through treatment and equipment. In the past, she served as Acting director and Assistant director of the Physical Therapy Department at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, as well as the co-director of their seating program for a 10 year period. She has lectured both nationally and internationally with regard to seating and mobility for 20 + years, served as educational specialist for Freedom Designs for 21 years, and presently consults with Convaid and Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities Services for seating and mobility.