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Start: 2:00 pm, Thursday 21 March 2024

End: 3:00 pm, Thursday 21 March 2024

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The RESNA Paper on the application of ultralight manual wheelchairs was originally completed in 2012 and sought to provide evidence to support the application of manual wheelchairs that are fit and adjusted to meet individual needs.
Since that time, new developments in clinical research have expanded our understanding of manual wheelchair considerations, which has prompted a revision of this foundational document. The update on the RESNA position on the application of ultralight manual wheelchairs was published in August of 2023 in the Assistive Technology journal. This 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 a new clinical application to support the use of an ultralight manual wheelchair with a variety of patient presentations.


Presenter: Jennith Bernstein, PT, DPT, ATP/SMS Jennith is a Physical Therapist based in Atlanta, Georgia. She worked at the Shepherd Center for 10 years, focusing her time in the Seating & Wheeled Mobility clinic. Jennith completed her Masters in Physical Therapy and transitional DPT. Jennith has presented at national and international conferences such as RESNA, ISS, LASS, and APTA conferences. Jennith joined Permobil in 2016 and has been the Clinical Affairs Manager as of November of 2021.

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