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Introduction to Scripted Manual Wheelchairs

Introduction to Scripted Manual Wheelchairs 

Are you new to prescribing manual wheelchairs?  Or want to know how to prescribe more than a basic manual wheelchair?  When and how do we determine the best manual wheelchair? What are the differences between a custom configured and a custom built frame….does it matter? 

This presentation / workshop provides an introduction to scripted custom manual wheelchairs – who may benefit from a scripted manual chair, how we measure for a scripted chair and what factors influence efficiency of self-propelling. 

Course Level:  Beginner - Intermediate  

Course Duration:  Two hours  

 Course objectives :

  • Describe three indications a person may need an assessment for a scripted manual wheelchair. 
  • Discuss three clinical justifications for selecting a rigid manual wheelchair versus a folding manual wheelchair. 
  • Explain two adjustments to the configuration of the manual wheelchair as it relates to shoulder injury prevention.  
  • Identify three reasons related to health, function or participation that a client may benefit from a manual wheelchair with a power assist device.  

How to Book: Contact education.au@permobil.com or call 1300 845 483 or 02 8838 3100 to be put through to your local Permobil representative.  

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