WS08 - Wheelchair Skills Training – a Practical Workshop on Popping Over Obstacles

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WS08
Date & Time: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Location: 
Magazine
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The Wheelchair Skills Program (WSP) (www.wheelchairskillsprogram.ca) is designed to help practitioners optimize the safety and maneuverability challenges that face wheelchair users and their caregivers. Although we will briefly review the background of the WSP and the available research evidence about the popping skills, the majority of the workshop will consist of practical skills training. This will include popping the casters on the level and over a threshold, over a gap and to ascend a small curb. On completion of the course, attendees will be able to implement such training in their own settings.

Presenter(s)

R. Lee Kirby and Cher Smith

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