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Maximising Capacity for Independent Powered Mobility

Maximising Capacity for Independent Powered Mobility

Regardless of cognitive capacity, not all end users will have the physical capacity to independently access a standard joystick to mobilise a powered wheelchair. It may require a simple solution such as an alternative or modified joystick knob through to an alternative control method. How do we assess for best access…what are the options available? How can programming and input methods provide the best opportunity for an end user?   

This workshop looks at the considerations for successful and sustainable independent mobility and the best ways to set up and program. Opportunities will be given to try out different options as well as case studies to demonstrate some great outcomes!   

Education level of course: Intermediate – Advanced 

Total Time:  Clinical education 2 hours – recommend this course also considers a practical Lab to assist with the learning. *** Additional time requirements for lab will depend on group size*** 

Course Objectives:    

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:   

  • Identify end users that are not currently independently mobile but should be considered for trial opportunity 
  • Discuss how programming can assist with independent function   
  • Identify at least 3 ways someone can operate a powered mobility device independently 

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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