To Register - email Meredith Loveless.Checks may be mailed to:
Department of Physical Therapy Attn: Meredith Loveless
PO Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Tuition: Discounted fee for MU alumni, MU CIs and WPTA members: $150
Regular fee: $180
Contact hours: 7
This course has been developed to explore current trends in power mobility across the lifespan. Emphasis is on evaluation of each client’s abilities and weaknesses to assess all options available to them. We will also discuss functional seating for access to control interfaces. Case studies will be presented and a panel of clients will join us to discuss their experiences with power mobility. Lastly, time will be taken to discuss funding challenges.
By the end of this presentation, the attendees will be able to…
|8:00 – 9:00||Evaluation of the patient and their environment to determine optimal power mobility|
|9:00 – 10:00||Evaluation of best seating and positioning for access to environment and independence|
|10:00 – 10:15||Break|
|10:15 – 11:15||Decision process to determine input device for driving and positioning in power wheelchair|
|11:15 – 12:00||Advice on how to address funding challenges|
|12:00 – 2:00||Lunch|
|2:00 – 3:30||Case studies|
|3:30 – 4:45||Discussion with panel of clients regarding their experiences with power mobility|
|4:45 – 5:00||Questions/Discussion|
Anne Pleva is a graduate of Marquette University and an APTA Board Certified Pediatric Specialist. She has worked in pediatrics for 18 years and is a lab supervisor at Marquette University in pediatrics. Anne also assists in teaching the NDT 3 day Baby Course and SI/NDT course. She developed and teaches a course on assessment and treatment of infants with torticollis. Anne is currently working on her DPT through the University of Texas Medical Branch, which has included graduate coursework on adaptive and assistive technology. Her continuing education and experience includes: Neurodevelopmental Treatment, taping, biofeedback, electrical stimulation, infant massage, casting, orthotics and use of adaptive equipment.
Michelle Lanouette graduated from The University of Miami with her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy. She is an APTA Board Certified Neurologic Specialist. She has worked at the Zablocki Veterans Administration Medical Center Spinal Cord Injury Unit for 18 years. She helps to progress spinal cord injured patients from acute care, through rehabilitation, and on an outpatient basis. She is involved in fitting individuals with neurologic and orthopedic diagnoses for both manual and power wheelchairs. Michelle is also involved as an adjunct professor at Marquette University in the Physical Therapy and Exercise Science Programs. Michelle organizes a one day Spinal Cord Injury Seminar for Concordia University’s Physical Therapy Program. She teaches a lecture on wheelchair seating and positioning for the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residents from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Michelle is also involved in classification for wheelchair sports. She has been classifying in the United States for 18 years, and she recently became certified to classify internationally for Quad Rugby.