2017-03-22, Inches, Angles, & Beyond – Creating the Ideal Fit for Health and Independence 03.22.17

2017-03-22, Inches, Angles, & Beyond – Creating the Ideal Fit for Health and Independence 03.22.17
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Angie Kiger, M.Ed., CTRS, ATP/SMS will present. Helping a client gain independence via complex rehab technology can be a very exciting, yet detailed, process requiring just the right combination of science, ingenuity, and practical application skills to maximize the client’s overall health and functional independence. From the initial encounter with the client, to the hands-on evaluation, equipment trials, and fitting… numerous steps are required to create the ideal fit for health and independence of a client. This webinar will review recommended measurements to be taken during the evaluation process, tips for taking accurate measurements, potential implications of inaccurate measurements, and other considerations to keep in mind when evaluating a client. In addition, the importance of, and strategies for, successfully fitting a wheelchair to a client will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes for this course:

The participant will be able to identify at least three negative implications for an improperly fit wheelchair on a client’s life.

The participant will be able to list at least three factors in measuring a client’s current wheelchair and seating system when evaluating for a new wheelchair.

The participant will be able to identify three resources or tools that can be utilized when recommending properly sized equipment.

Angie Kiger is the Clinical Strategy and Education Manager for Sunrise Medical.  She earned a Master of Education degree in Assistive Technology from George Mason University and a certificate in Assistive Technology from California State University at Northridge. Angie is an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP), Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS), and a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS).  Angie has worked with infants, children, and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Angie has also worked as a contractor, providing Assistive Technology evaluations and training in the local public school systems and in the community.  In addition to working as a clinician, Angie has served as an adjunct instructor at George Mason University and presented at numerous conferences in United States and abroad. Angie frequently contributes to articles in trade publications and serves as a member of Mobility Management magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board.