Instructional Use Statement

The following information is used for instructional purposes for students enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Lane Community College. It is not intended for commercial use or distribution or commercial purposes. It is not intended to serve as medical advice or treatment.

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Lesson Objectives

  1. Identify the major components of a wheelchair

  2. Compare and contrast stability versus mobility of different wheelchair seating systems

  3. Describe the parameters and values of standard wheelchair measurements for proper fit

  4. Describe potential adverse effects from improper fitting of wheeled devices

  5. Describe the role of members of the health care team in selecting and obtaining a wheelchair for a patient



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