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An Occupational Therapy's Role to Seating and Positioning

Course #: 014-1232

Price: $11.25

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OT Mastery is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID#05822. This Distance Learning-Independent activity is offered at 0.125 CEUs, Introductory, Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

Please Note: This course has varying hours depending on the type of credit you need. See Below.

  • Florida Board Of Occupational Therapy: 1.00 Hours
  • All Other Organizations: 1.25 Hours
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CEU Course Description

Occupational therapists have long been part of the seating and positioning practice area. However, oftentimes, their role can be blurred between that of physical therapists, assistive technology professionals, and other disciplines that stake a claim to helping others find viable seating options. This course helps occupational therapists better understand their distinct role in evaluating, recommending, and training patients in the use of mobility devices. Therapists will also learn basic body mechanics, ergonomics, and aspects of seating and positioning devices along with important clinical considerations associated with each. As a result of this course, you will understand the main goals of an occupational therapist working in seating and positioning as well as how to best encourage function during the process.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Identify the differences between an occupational and physical therapist’s approach to seating and positioning in clinical settings.
  2. Relate the basics of body mechanics and ergonomics to functional performance and occupational engagement.
  3. Identify the various types of wheelchairs that individuals with mobility impairments can utilize.
  4. List the goals of an occupational therapist when addressing seating and positioning.
  5. Identify the purpose of each main feature on a wheelchair.
CEU Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Section 1: Background & Team
  • Section 2: Tenets of Seating & Positioning
  • Section 3: Seating Evaluation and Recommendation
  • Section 4: What’s in a Seating Device?
  • Section 5: Clinical Considerations
  • Section 6: Documentation & Insurance
  • Section 7: Case Study
  • Section 8: Case Study Review
  • Section 9: Case Study
  • Section 10: Case Study Review
  • References 

Author: Brittany Ferri, OTRL, PhD, CPRP

Educational Level: Introductory

Course Category: Foundational Knowledge

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants 

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Course Date: 2021-11-29

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