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Wheelchair Rehabilitation

  • Saturday, December 05, 2015
  • 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • The Fontana Center


  • Registration includes 1 year of membership in LOTA
  • Registration includes 1 year of membership in LOTA

Registration is closed

Wheelchair Rehabilitation Continuing Education Course

LOTA with NuMotion to Host


Registration from 7:30-8:00a.m.

Fitting the Wheelchair Like a Prosthetic

a. Understand the link between the preservation of upper limb function, the specific  recommendations in the clinical guidelines, and properly fitting a wheelchair.

b. Accurately describe the process and key aspects of setting front and rear seat height,  frame depth, and seat width for an individual wheelchair user.  

c. Identify specific examples, and their consequences, of poor vs. proper fitting in key  dimensions of height, depth, and width.

Medicare Funding for Complex Rehab Technology

a. The participant will be able to list 2 of the documentation requirements, per Medicare Local Coverage Determination, for K0005, E1161 and power wheelchairs.

b. Upon completion, the participant will be able to briefly describe Medicare’s concept of the complete face to face for power mobility, explain the role of the therapist’s evaluation and the doctor’s face to face examination and requirements of each, and the theory of the face to face completion date.

c. The participant will be able to briefly describe Medicare’s interpretation of seating and positioning qualifications, per Medicare’s Seating Local Coverage Determination and documentation requirements of the same.

d. Upon completion, the participant will have a brief overview of Medicare’s “Amendments, Corrections & Delayed Entries in Medical Documentation.”

Postural Assessment for Seating and Wheeled Mobility

a. Participants will be able to identify how inappropriate seating dimensions may negatively impact posture.

b. Participants will be able to identify at least two key joints where R.O.M. impacts seated posture.

c. Participants will identify a minimum of 2 key angles on the wheelchair base which directly affect client posture.

d. Participants will be able to translate findings from the Postural Mat Assessment into prescriptive angles of the wheelchair seating system.

e. Qualified Participants will express confidence in their ability to appropriately conduct a Postural Mat Assessment.


Eric Grieb OTR/ATP/CRTS received his Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University in 1992. He has worked in the clinical subspecialty of Seating and Wheeled Mobility for the last 20 years; both as a clinician and as a supplier of Complex Rehabilitation Technology. Eric currently resides in Cascade, Colorado where he works as the Director of Clinical Education and Recruitment for Numotion (formerly United Seating & Mobility and ATG Rehab.) Over the last 10 years Eric has presented on multiple topics with regard to  CRT service, delivery and assessment processes both nationally and internationally. 


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