Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021 5:00 PM- Thursday, July 8, 2021 6:00 PM
Lead/Instructor: Jennith Bernstein
Session Author: Jennith Bernstein (Permobil)*; Theresa Berner (The Ohio State University); Lynn Worobey (University of Pittsburgh); Lauren Rosen (Bay Care); Mary Cabarle (Kessler Rehab); Joseph Ott (University of Pittsburgh); Kendra Betz (Denver VA); Jacqueline Black (Denver VA); Tina Roesler (Motion Composites)
The RESNA Paper on the Application of Ultralight Manual Wheelchairs was published in 2012 and sought to provide evidence to support the application of fully customizable manual ultralight weight wheelchairs. Since that time, new developments in clinical research in our understanding of manual wheelchair considerations have prompted a revision of this foundational document. The presentation will describe the intention of the revision and review new evidence based topics incorporated into the new position paper including: Manual wheelchair configuration, wheelchair training and wheelchair skills relating to function, rolling resistance and propulsion effort, various propulsion styles and considerations for overuse injuries in all extremities, enhanced section on pediatric applications and new clinical applications to support the use of an ultralight manual wheelchair with a variety of patient presentations. At the time of this presentation, it is expected that the revision will be ready for open comments and we will allow interactive time for stakeholders to provide feedback on the status of the position paper.