Adjusting and fitting a manual wheelchair to the client can be just as important as choosing the correct product itself. This course explains what types of adjustments can be made to a manual wheelchair, and why those adjustments are often required.
1. Identify at least three functional or postural consequences for each of the following: improperly adjusted armrests, improperly adjusted footrests and improperly adjusted back height;
2. Identify three functional or postural reasons for creating an open seat to back angle, and three functional or postural reasons for creating a closed seat to back angle;
3. Identify at least two reasons for using a tighter front hanger angle, and at least two reasons for using a more open front hanger angle;
4. Define what is meant by horizontal adjustments with an adjustable axle plate, and identify at least two functional or postural effects;
5. Define what is meant by vertical adjustments with an adjustable axle plate, and identify at least two functional or postural effects;
6. Define what is meant by lateral adjustments with an adjustable axle plate, and identify at least two functional or postural effects;
7. Identify how to create a fixed tilt in the frame using an adjustable axle plate;
8. Identify the characteristics of a properly adjusted caster and caster housing.
To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80% on the final exam and complete the course training survey.
Continuing education: VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program; RESNA and NRRTS approve the 0.3 IACET CEUs for recertification.
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