Seating and Positioning Seminar
One of the Few Hands-On Interactive Seating
There are an estimated 1.4 million Americans utilizing wheelchairs in the United
States to achieve improved independence. For health care workers, the task of
evaluating the client, determining needs, selecting the most appropriate
equipment, and, when applicable, troubleshooting to improve a client's fit and
function can oftentimes be intimidating. Often, we are faced with clients who
present with notable orthopedic issues, deformities, and/or asymmetries coupled
with limited funding or financial resources, making our intervention much more
This one-day seminar was produced by Dr. Kirsten Davin, the creator of the long
running seminar, Let's Roll! The Art of Performing Seating and Mobility
Evaluations, which has reached over 9,500 therapists across the United States.
Hands-on! Wheelchair Seating and Positioning is designed to provide health care
professionals and therapists with a hands-on, working knowledge of wheelchair
seating and positioning systems. Participants will be able to identify postural
issues and deformities which may be present within a client and incorporate
those considerations into the creation of a custom seating system. Hands-on,
interactive techniques will be implemented as attendees will personally be
adapting, carving, and creating mock seating systems and, in the process, gain
valuable knowledge that can be implemented immediately in clinic. Attendees will
learn about the benefits of pressure mapping and have the opportunity to
experience pressure mapping first-hand. This is a valuable course for anyone who
faces challenging seating and positioning issues in clinic. Attendees will leave
with a multitude of tangible knowledge, tips, and cost saving techniques which
can be put to immediate use. For those interested in sitting for RESNA's
Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) or Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS)
examinations, this course is an absolute must!
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• Examine the major content areas of RESNA's
Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) and Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS)
examinations and utilize review questions to develop a strong knowledge base in
preparation for passing both the ATP and SMS exams
• Experience a hands-on understanding of pressure mapping including the benefits
associated with the use of pressure mapping for purposes of client evaluation,
education, and troubleshooting
• Identify and measure pelvic and spinal asymmetries in adult and pediatric
populations and create custom seating systems and supports to address such
• Discuss the process of selecting and implementing various cervical support
systems for adult and pediatric populations
• Gain hands-on knowledge of how to create custom seating options for clients on
a very limited budget
What You Should Bring: Participants are asked to bring scissors, a
utility knife, and a small measuring tape, for the hands-on, lab portion of the
seminar. In addition, comfortable clothing is recommended for attendees.
KIRSTEN DAVIN, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS, is a
licensed Occupational Therapist, as well as a certified Assistive Technology
Professional (ATP) and Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS), with extensive
experience in a variety of practice areas including inpatient, acute care, and
intensive care units, as well as the Central Illinois Regional Burn Center. Dr.
Davin's experience extends beyond the realm of inpatient populations into the
home health field. She is the owner of a successful home health-based private
practice, Escape Mobility Solutions, LLC, which is dedicated to evaluating
individuals for custom forms of assistive technology, such as power and manual
wheelchairs, seating and positioning systems, and augmentative and alternative
communication. She has conducted workshops on a national basis, regarding
seating/positioning and assistive technology, and is an engaging speaker who
strives to make learning fun. Dr. Davin completed her undergrad studies in
occupational therapy, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of
Illinois at Chicago in 2001, and received her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy
in 2007 from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah,
where she now holds a faculty position. Aside from her professional involvement
in occupational therapy, Dr. Davin currently serves as a firefighter and the
Medical Officer for the Pleasant Plains Fire Department, in her hometown of
Pleasant Plains, Illinois.
Absolutely the best course I have attended in 23
years of physical therapy practice! Kirsten makes it fun and entertaining, and
is extraordinarily knowledgeable in her field. I would definitely attend any
course she teaches! Mark R., DPT, Ft. Meyers, FL
Finally, a hands-on, interactive course in the seating world! Thank you for
giving us real-life, usable information and techniques that I can go home and
apply tomorrow. Chelsea M., OTDR/L, Bothell, WA
An excellent course for all experience levels. Kirsten is an amazing presenter,
who provided us with an abundance of material in an easy-to-understand manner. I
work in a setting with very limited funding sources. Thank you, Kirsten, for
giving me a lot of cost-efficient ideas to try with my clients when money is
tight. Brock S., COTA, Coronado, CA
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Physical Therapists
• Physical Therapist Assistants
• Occupational Therapists
• Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
• DME Providers
• Case Managers
• Clinical Managers/Directors
• Speech-Language Pathologists
• Social Workers
• Special Education Teachers
• Administrators and Support Staff/Aides
• School-Based Therapists
• Long-Term Care Therapists and Administrators
This seminar qualifies for 6 continuing education
hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and
professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of
completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing
Cross Country Education, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing
education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on
Accreditation. This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing,
approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of Registered
Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing,
provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education.
This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not
imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures
by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Intermediate, Category 2: Occupational Therapy
NCBPTE approval by virtue of approval by The New York State Education
Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Physical Therapy
licensure board or state APTA chapter Approval good through 8/31/2012.
This program has been submitted to the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association for
approval of 6 contact hours.
This program has been submitted to the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association
for 6.0 contact hours.
This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification
for 6 clock hours of continuing education.
Cross Country Education provider #1005, is approved as a provider for social
work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Licensure Boards (ASWB),
through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (approved through
1-27-12). Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for the program.
Social workers will receive 6 continuing education clock hours for participating
in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state
jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for
licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for more information.
This seminar qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many
national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save
your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or
organization for specific filing requirements.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM