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Tips for Choosing the Right Wheelchair


Presented by Jennifer Hastings, PT, PhD, NCS, Associate Professor and Director of Physical
Therapy at the University of Puget Sound on April 9, 2013
at the University of Washington Medical Center.

For people with spinal cord injuries (SCI), having the right wheelchair is critically important for independence and health. How do you make the right decisions about this expensive, vital piece of equipment? Our speaker, Jennifer Hastings, PhD, PT, is a nationally respected provider, researcher, and educator in wheelchair seating for people with SCI. She discusses the principles of seating for maintaining optimal health after spinal cord injury, the relationship between seating and skin health, and how and when pressure mapping may be useful.She also provides resources for finding a wheelchair seating expert.


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How to find a wheelchair seating expert