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


DAY Friday April 24 2020

TIME 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

FORMAT Hands-on Workshop

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

CAREER LEVEL Intermediate



Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Physician, Occupational Therapy Student, Physical Therapy Student



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 hands-on workshop, 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. Hands-on practice will be complemented by discussion of case examples.


REGISTER EARLY for the lowest rates

Early Bird rates are as low as $69 for members and $99 for non-members — including CME/CEUs.


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



ACRM Training Institute registration includes CME/CEUs 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 live instruction
  • Continuing education credit processing
  • Access to presentation slides (if provided by presenters)
  • NON-members receive introductory 6- month membership


Early Bird rates are as low as $69 for members and $99 for non-members — including CME/CEUs.
See all registration rates >>


This mid-year event is host to the ACRM Training Institute, providing exciting opportunities for in-depth, evidence-based training for rehabilitation clinicians and researchers seeking CME/CEUs. Choose between half-day, full-day, and 2-day courses and earn a Certificate of Attendance and/or up to 16 hours of Continuing Education credit in your choice of 11 disciplines.

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

All attendees are invited to participate in ACRM community group meetings free of charge. It’s a great time to introduce yourself and work with ACRM members face-to-face in a casual, inclusive, and inspiring setting. Meetings are still being scheduled, but you can see the community group meeting agenda here.

ACRM Training Institute provides 2 days of Continuing Education with CME/CEUs




The Hilton Atlanta is the optimum headquarters with superb on-site amenities.

  • SAVE TIME — stay right in the ACTION to maximize efficiency and networking opportunities
  • SAVE MONEY — book your room through ACRM for the lowest rates available
  • CONVENIENCE — you are only an elevator ride away from everything ACRM
    • Within an 8-block radius of renowned attractions, restaurants, and venues
    • Closest hotel to I-75/85 Connector
    • Close proximity to Peachtree Center MARTA via sky-bridge
  • HEALTH CLUB — stay fit in the hotel gym, featuring Interactive Precor®, and enjoy the rooftop basketball court, tennis court and running track with city views
    • Nikolai’s Roof – modern, contemporary dining with panoramic views of the Atlanta skyline
    • Southern Elements – traditional southern cuisine with a contemporary twist
    • Marketplace – 24-hour quick-serve café
    • Trader Vic’s – Atlanta’s only Tiki bar featuring island-style cuisine and a tropical ambiance
  • HILTON HONORS CLUB — join the Hilton Honors through the ACRM Fast Track to GOLD program and get EXTRA points and member benefits including digital check-in
  • GET THE HILTON HONORS AP >> TIP it’s really handy!

BOOK NOW to enjoy the SAVINGS and CONVENIENCE of staying on-site at the headquarters hotel.

Or book Hilton by phone: +1.800.445.8667 with
Booking Code: ARM to ensure the lowest rates
(Code: ARM300 for Government Rate rooms – LIMITED AVAILABILITY)

Attendee Rate: $219 per night
Government Rate: $164 per night
plus tax and hotel fee
Rooms include 1 King-size bed & complimentary wifi 

Space is limited. Reserve your seat early and save!

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