Saturday, November 16, 2019
8:30am - 1:00pm

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BakerRipley House
4410 Navigation
Room 135
Houston, TX 77011

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8:30am:      Registration / Snacks
9:00am:      Postural Development
10:00am:    Tilting the Odds
Stand by Me
1:00pm:      Dismissed


Sponsored by



Travis Cares 

Tiffany Martin                 
info@traviscares.org                       traviscares.org

Travis Cares Wheelchair & Accessibility Clinic

    Saturday, November 16, 2019
              8:30am - 1:00pm

 Join us to earn 0.4 CEU credits!


Postural Development in the Young Child
and Adolescent:

Strategies to Enhance Outcomes 

When posture develops abnormally, and certain developmental milestones are either
delayed or not met at all, it can affect numerous abilities. Recognition of the sequellae of abnormal postural development and other developmental milestones is crucial. Understanding appropriate interventions in the provision of assistive technology can help a child and caregivers to achieve an improved quality of life, improved function, and hopefully diminish additional issues later on.

Participants will learn about the development of posture for both normally abled and disabled persons, and about the importance of postural control in the daily lives and functional activities of those persons. Participants will learn about achieving key developmental milestones, and the various and inter-related impacts associated with not achieving those milestones in the normal time frame. Participants will learn how facilitating or enabling a client with physical disabilities to receive appropriate postural support through assistive technology to control posture against the force of gravity can be an important contributor to overall well-being, function within the individual's environment, physiological function, and long term optimal management of medical conditions
Level: Intermediate
0.1 CEU credits - TPTA & TOTA approved
Sponsored by: Ki Mobility

Tilting the Odds:

Manual Tilt to Improve Rehabilitation

Individuals with neurologic disabilities deal with a number of challenges in completing activities of daily living.  One of the most significant of those challenges is acquiring a mobility device that allows them to maximize their independence with both mobility and performance of their activities of daily living.  For certain of these individuals the adaptive equipment that is often provided may be inadequate to achieve the potential for that participation and independence.

Neurologic disabilities such as CP, ALS, MS, and SCI figure more prominently in discussions about the impact and importance of complex rehabilitation technology than CVA, yet more than 795,000 people in the United States suffer a CVA annually.  Moreover, stroke reduces mobility in more than half of those over age 65.  Medicare qualification requirements and reimbursement cuts have negatively influenced the caliber of wheeled mobility devices CVA survivors receive. Many obtain an upright, manual wheelchair that qualifies for Medicare rental reimbursement. It is well documented that manual tilt-in-space wheelchairs provide seat angle adjustments that can facilitate pressure relief, postural control, and activity specific positioning, but these chairs are often not prescribed due to limitations related to independent propulsion, weight, and transport. This presentation will explore the research supporting the use of tilt. Topics will include: how changes in seat angle affect posture and pressure distribution, seat height and angle characteristics that impact self-propulsion, the relationship between independent mobility and incidence of pressure ulcers, and how changes in seat angle can influence activities of daily living. The clinical justification and documentation requirements for Medicare reimbursement of the E1161 code will be outlined, and participants will be educated on options to achieve the clinical benefits of manual tilt while enabling self-propulsion and transport.
Level: All Levels
0.1 CEU credits - TPTA & TOTA approved
Sponsored by: Ki Mobility

Presented by:

 Curt Prewitt, MS, PT, ATP  
 Curt Prewitt is Director of Education for Ki Mobility, starting in October, 2017.  He   graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Science   degree in Exercise and Fitness Kinesiology, and then earned his Master of   Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado in Denver,   CO, in 1995.
 He practiced as a physical therapist in a number of settings for a few years, most prominently in long term care, where he gained experience with seating and wheeled mobility.
He transitioned from a practicing therapist to a manufacturer’s representative, selling PT, OT and general rehab products, eventually moving into sales management and focusing on complex rehab technology.  He has previously also served as a product trainer/product specialist, teaching product features and clinical application, as well as coordinating continuing education presentations, both credited and non-credited.


Stand by Me

Research has shown that standing is vital to every facet of our health and well-being.  When the clients we serve are unable to stand there is often a medical need for a stander.  This course will review the wide range of benefits associated with a variety of available standers and expand therapists’ knowledge regarding adjustment of standers to improve their client’s alignment.  Proper standing alignment reduces risk of injury, improves compliance with standing programs and maximizes benefits. 
Level: All Levels
0.2 CEU credits - TPTA & TOTA approved
Sponsored by: Travis Medical

Presented by:

 Jackie James, OT, ATP
 Jackie James earned her degree in Occupational Therapy from the University   of Texas – Health Science Center in San Antonio in 1987.  She learned a lot   from her UT professors, but her real teachers were the kids she served for 25   years in the classrooms of Austin ISD and Mongu, Zambia, a remote   community on the Zambezi River in Sub-Saharan Africa.  The children and   young adults she worked with inspired her to look beyond the text books.   Often without the benefit of speech, they challenged her to find solutions that would improve their comfort, function and quality of life.  They schooled her on the value of well-fitted rehabilitation equipment, which lead her to seek a second career as an Assistive Technology Professional who specializes in pediatric Complex Rehabilitation Equipment.  Jackie James earned her RESNA ATP credentials in 2012 and currently works for Travis Medical Sales Corporation.  


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