On Demand, Maximizing the Functional Potential of Manual Wheelchair Users: Translating Research into Daily Practice
Seating and Positioning
Ian Rice, PhD, MS, OT will present.
Manual wheelchair prescription and selection can be a daunting task with the ever changing needs of the active end user. The purpose of this webinar is to translate physical activity and biomechanical research to identify best practices to assist health care professionals in making technology selection decisions. Additionally, the real life experiences of long term active wheelchair users will be incorporated.
Ian M. Rice is an Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health Sciences, at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. Ian earned his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010 in rehabilitation science and technology with a focus on biomechanics. His research interests include the study of interventional and adaptive technologies to promote injury prevention, physical activity, and full life participation in persons with mobility limitations. Dr. Rice has a particular interest in combining motor learning theory, motor control, and ergonomic principles to optimize the match between person and mobility device.