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General Mobility Device Clinical Documentation Guide (.pdf)

This documentation guide provides information for physical therapists regarding documenting to demonstrate the patient’s need for skilled therapy services and recommended durable medical equipment (DME)-mobility assistive equipment (MAE) based on the patient's health condition, diagnosis, functional prognosis, and factors that indicate treatment effectiveness and outcomes.

Medicare Policies for Mobility Assistive Equipment (.pdf)

This document provides information and resources on key Medicare requirements to support and document the need for mobility assistive equipment.

Clinician Task Force

Resources on experienced clinicians, advocacy, information and learning about complex rehab technology

 

 

Free Courses:

Link to ANPT Synapse Center for access to below courses

           Wheelchair 1: Wheelchair Users and Service Delivery Overview

           Wheelchair 2: Sitting Posture

           Wheelchair 3: Pressure Injuries

           Wheelchair 4: Exam & Eval Part 1 – Evaluation, Assessment, & Screening

           Wheelchair 5: Exam & Eval Part 2 – Physical Evaluation

           Wheelchair 6: Exam & Eval Part 3 – Assessment and Plan of Care

           Wheelchair 7: Terms and Definitions, Dimensions and Angles: An Organizational Framework   

           Wheelchair 8: Introduction to Seating Technologies

           Wheelchair 9: Introduction to Wheeled Mobility

           Wheelchair 10: Documentation for Wheelchair Seating and Mobility                      Technologies

 

 

Related Resources

  • Functioning Everyday in a Wheelchair

    This site provides information and background on the development of this self-report tool as well as instructions for the administration, scoring, and interpretation of the tool. This site also provides video case-examples of the tool administration and scoring.

  • National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers

    Information on complex rehab technology, advocacy, and education opportunities.
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America

    This site includes information on advocacy, research and education, veterans' benefits and rights, accessibility and the removal of architectural barriers, sports programs, and disability rights.

  • Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)

    RESNA is an interdisciplinary association of people with a common interest in technology and disability. This site includes resources, including professional development certification programs for Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP) and Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS).

A RESNA Position Paper on Clinical Practice is an official statement by the organization that, based on the consensus of experts and evidence summarizes current research and best-practice trends in relevant areas of Assistive Technology. These Position Papers on Clinical Practice, issued by the international professional organization, declare the necessity (medical and/or functional) of specific assistive technology devices and services under appropriate circumstances, and guide practitioners in decision making. 

Resources and research on teaching and learning manual and power wheelchair skills

 

Books

Seating and Wheeled Mobility: A Clinical Resource Guide 1st Edition authors Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS and Jean Minkel, PT, ATP   Buy online here

 

Manual Wheelchair Guide booklet: https://hub.permobil.com/manual-wheelchair-guide 

 

 

 

Online Publications

New Mobility, Life Beyond Wheels

The magazine for active wheelchair users.

 

 

 

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