The Basics of Power Mobility for OT Practitioners
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SKU: OL5161

Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education

Published: 2019

Member Price
Non-Member Price: $39.95

Product Overview

Jessica Presperin Pedersen, OTD, OTR/L, MBA, ATP/SMS, FAOTA

Shirley Ryan, AbilityLab and private practice owner


Jill Sparacio, OTR/L, ATP/SMS

Private practice owner


Earn .15 AOTA CEUs (1.88 NBCOT PDUs, 1.5 contact hours)



Power mobility comes in many forms and with a wide range of options.  Occupational therapy practitioners, through the use of their attention to the context and environment and needs/abilities of the client, are well suited to provide recommendations for all types of power mobility. Occupational therapy practitioners use a client/environment/occupation perspective that considers the interface between these three elements when assessing and recommending complex equipment.   This course provides an overview of power mobility, the options available and the criteria for selection.  Before choosing a power wheelchair, scooter or power ad-on for your client, reviewing of the information found in this course will help you to make the correct recommendation and save time and resources for your client.


Learning Objectives:

-Describe 3 benefits of using power mobility.

-Describe 3 different wheel drives on a power mobility base.

-Discuss reasons for the selection of a power wheelchair versus a POV (Scooter) for an   

  OT client.

-Identify the primary differences between group 2 and group 3 Medicare funded power wheelchairs.


Learning level:  Introductory to intermediate


Area of Domain of OT:  Process-evaluation, intervention-mobility devices