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[Webinar] More than Weight & Adjustable Axle Plates: Broadening the Scope of ULWC Recommendations and Justifications

Event Details

Date Thursday, March 26, 2020
Time 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Thu, Feb 13, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST

Customizable, individualized fit, and lightweight are all terms frequently utilized to describe the category of wheelchairs known as ultralight wheelchairs (ULWC) or in Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) terms, K5s. Having the ability to design an ULWC to meet a client’s specific needs is ideal; however, in order to select the proper equipment and justify funding, the team must understand all of the options and why a client may need them. This session will provide an overview of numerous considerations that go far beyond the weight and the adjustable axle plate in order to help facilitate improved outcomes and funding of an ULWC.

Course Objectives:

  • At the end of this session participants, will be able to articulate at least three adjustments or modifications that can be made to a rear axle plate to improve an individual’s overall function in an ULWC.
  • Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to list at least frame angle options available on an ULWC and describe the potential clinical justification for each.
  • At the end of this session participants will be able to identify two resources available to assist with selecting and justifying the optimal ULWC, including components, to meet the client’s needs.

Presenter: Angie Kiger, M.Ed., CTRS, ATP/SMS, Clinical Strategy & Education Manager, Sunrise Medical Email:

Credit requirements: 1) Each attendee must register for the webinar individually and login to watch it.** 2) Be present for 90% of the webinar. 3) Complete an evaluation.

*This program has been approved for 0.1 CEUs (1 contact hour) by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). **Groups of individuals attending the webinar under the same registration will not receive individual credit.

To register, click here. *U.S. Rehab Members Only*

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