Seating and Mobility expert, Sally Mallory, PT, APT, CPST-II will present the first in a series of free Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit webinars. Moving into 2020, Etac North America will expand its educational offerings to include clinical and product-related webinars in 2020.
The webinar, entitled Pediatric Seating & Mobility: Evaluation to Delivery, will address the seating & mobility process from evaluation to the final delivery of equipment to the pediatric client. The physical assessment of the child coupled with measurements will be used to translate findings into appropriate equipment choices which address specific client issues and goals.
Clinical attendees who wish to earn the CEU credits can register for free using the link below. Those wishing to attend without earning credits may can also register using the same link below.
Learning Objectives for the Webinar:
- Define at least 3 key components in a seating evaluation (e.g. skeletal alignment, muscle tone & strength, posture, ROM).
- Prevent or accommodate structural deformities through use of appropriate choice of equipment.
- Analyze 2 abnormal movement patterns and identify seating solutions that will facilitate function and motor activity.
- Define 3 clinical applications of tilt and recline.
- List 3 important elements to letters of medical necessity and justification of equipment funding.
Click link to download webinar handout: Pediatric Seating & Mobility: Evaluation to Delivery webinar handout
Meet the Presenter: Presenter Sally Mallory 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 a Clinical Consultant for Etac – US.