The Nuts & Bolts of Wheelchair Setup & Skills: Optimizing Seating for Independence  IC 3

NOTE Attendees are expected to watch the recorded course anytime at their convenience & then JOIN the one-hour LIVE discussion with presenters & other rehab. pros on Sat 20Mar.

DAY Saturday March 20 2021

TIME 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

TOPIC AREAS Cross Cutting, Technology, Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Injury, Clinical Practice

CAREER LEVEL Intermediate


The wheelchair is one of the most enabling technologies a clinician can provide. However, without proper selection and setup, the positive impact on quality of life can be compromised. In this course, you will learn the evidence behind key wheelchair setup modifications and practice making these adjustments on ultra lightweight manual wheelchairs. Because wheelchair setup and wheelchair skills go hand-in-hand, we will follow adjustments with skills practice of wheelies and curbs to understand the impact of adjustments and improve clinician ability to teach these skills to patients and clients. If you are going to practice these skills during the virtual session we recommend you have a spotter available. We will be present virtually to provide remote feedback and answer questions as you’re making adjustments.


  1. Identify 3 basic tools needed to complete wheelchair adjustments
  2. Describe the evidence behind wheelchair modifications to optimize user positioning
  3. Describe manual wheelchair optimal rear wheel position in 2 planes
  4. Provide a structured approach to teaching wheelies and curbs


This course is pre-recorded from the ACRM 2020 Annual Conference. Buy now and watch the course anytime and anywhere at your convenience and earn CME/CEUs right away. Then, take the evaluation and complete the steps to earn CME/CEUs and don’t miss the 1-hour LIVE DISCUSSION with presenters on Saturday, 20 March.

Registration includes a Certificate of Attendance and /or CME/CEU processing for the following disciplines:

  • Case Managers (CCMC)
  • Disability Management Specialists (CDMS)
  • Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
  • Nurses (ANCC)
  • Occupational Therapists (AOTA)
  • Physical Therapists (FSBPT-24 states)
  • Physicians (ACCME-CME)
  • Psychologists (APA Division 22)
  • Rehabilitation Counselors (CRCC)
  • Social Workers (NASW)
  • Speech Therapists (ASHA)


  • 4 hours of pre-recorded instruction
  • 1 hour of Live Discussion/Q&A
  • Continuing education credit processing
  • Access to presentation slides (if provided by presenters)
  • NON-members receive introductory 6- month membership


$99 members / $149 non-members
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Lynn Worobey, PhD, DPT, ATP
Assistant Professor University of Pittsburgh


Carrie Callahan is Co-Chair of the SCI-ISIG Wheeled Mobility Task Force

Carrie Callahan, PT
President and Co-Founder, Empower Spinal Cord Injury, Inc



The Spring Meeting is host to the ACRM Training Institute, providing rehabilitation researchers and clinicians seeking CME/CEUs with exciting opportunities for in-depth training and the translation of evidence-based knowledge into clinical practice for rehabilitation clinicians and researchers

Choose from ten courses and earn a Certificate of Attendance and/or up to 20 contact hours of Continuing Education credit in your choice of 13 disciplines.

The ACRM Spring Meeting is also a venue for networking and collaborating within the ACRM interdisciplinary community groups and committees. Come find your tribe, contribute to the field, and become a member of this vibrant and welcoming community. These groups are the heart of ACRM, working to IMPROVE LIVES through rehabilitation research.

PRO members may join community group meetings free-of-charge and learn how to get involved — to help get the research into practice faster and move the rehabilitation field forward.

Two days-worth of continuing education with up to 20 contact hours CME/CEUs


*Although no significant changes are anticipated, all courses and presenters are subject to change.