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Dee Dee Freney, OTR/L, ATP will present. When commercial strollers aren’t able to provide the necessary seating support and growth for the end user, Adaptive Strollers are often the mobility product of choice. Not only do infants and children use adaptive strollers, but adults who are unable to self-propel can benefit from them as well. There are many configurations in adaptive strollers, which may include dynamic components to address active clients of all ages.
Learning Outcomes for this course:
The participant will be able to define the adaptive stroller and how it differs from a wheelchair.
The participant will be able to identify one feature that an adaptive stroller has and why a commercial stroller won’t meet the client’s seating needs
The participant will be able to describe how adaptive strollers will fit infants, children and adults.
Dee Dee has been an Occupational Therapist since 1978 in the San Francisco Bay area, California. She is an ATP who presently works at Kaiser Permanente as an OT Clinical Specialist with High Mobility in the Durable Medical Equipment Dept. Dee Dee participates in Seating & Mobility clinic evaluations that include a variety of neurological and orthopedic diagnoses such as Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, SCI, MS, MD, and ALS. Her primary interest has been as a pediatric therapist but presently her primary population consists of adults, frail elderly, geriatrics and bariatrics. She had been a provider and a consultant developing clinical case studies for manufacturers as well as assisting with product development. Dee Dee presented for many conferences such as the International Seating Symposium, European Seating Symposium, Canadian Seating & Mobility Conference, and RESNA. Dee Dee has been a team member and team leader for distributions with Wheels for Humanity. In 2005, she received the UCP Wheels for Humanity Volunteer of the Year award.