What’s My Role? Therapists’ Guide to Wheelchair and Seating Evaluation

January 16, 2015 9:00am - 4:30pm

*Advance Payment Required*

This event is open to OT/PT.

This course is pending approval for 6 CCUs from  TPTA.

This course approved for 6 CEUs from TOTA.


Deanna Lusty, PT, ATP/SMS

Course Location:

Magnuson Grand Hotel and Conference Center 

3310 Troup Highway,

Tyler, TX


Course Description:

This course is for therapists who treat children with various diagnoses that require wheelchairs.  It is designed to help guide a therapist in the process of fulfilling his or her role in the team approach of attaining a wheelchair.  It also aims to aide therapists in recognizing important clinical implications that affect wheelchair and seating prescription.  By the end of the course participants will be able to help identify common wheelchair bases and seating requirements and be able to medically justify those recommendations based on their clinical findings.

About Our Speaker:

Deanna Lusty, PT, ATP/SMS

Deanna Lusty is a physical therapist that has eight years of experience evaluating and fitting equipment for children with disabilities.  She works at Children’s Health in the physical therapy outpatient clinic where she splits her time between treating children with various needs and working in the Mobility and Equipment Clinic.  She earned her Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification through Rehabilitation, Engineering, and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) in 2012.  In February of 2014, she attained her Seating & Mobility Specialist (SMS) through RESNA.  Deanna has also served on the clinical advisory board for Sunrise Medical.  For the last six years she has been part of a team that goes to the Dominican Republic providing lectures and education to therapists on equipment while also conducting a wheelchair distribution clinic.  Deanna also joined the LeTourneau University WHEELS team for a three week wheelchair research project in Kenya this past May.

Learner Objectives:

As a result of this course participants will be able to:

  1. List the process for attaining equipment
  2. Name at least 4 members of the AT team and explain their role
  3. Identify and name common postural orthopedic deformities important to seating
  4. Identify a wheelchair base and justify the medical need
  5. Identify and justify the need for a simple vs complex seating system

9:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The fee for this course is $149

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