2017-09-14, Cushion and Back Comparison: What’s New? 09.14.17

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Erin Michael, PT, DPT, ATP/SMS will present. Seating technology is always-evolving and this is to the advantage of our clients, as the equipment becomes more functional, customizable and pressure relieving. However, it can seem overwhelming and intimidating to keep up with the latest technologies and decide which cushion or backrest is best for your client. If you feel as though the increasing number of options actually complicates the decision-making process, you are not alone! This webinar will review advantages and limitations of the latest cushion and backrest technologies with the goal of making the selection process easier. This webinar will also review evaluation tools and methods to assist in the decision-making process.

Learning Outcomes:
The participant will be able to identify two new backrest technologies and the one advantage that each provides over previously available equipment.
The participant will be able to identify three new cushion designs and one advantage that each provides for positioning or pressure management over previously available equipment.
The participant will be able to list three clinical methods to determine the “best” cushion and/or backrest for your client.

Erin Michael, PT, DPT, ATP/SMS is the Manager of Patient Advocacy and Special Programs at the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI) at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD. A graduate of Ithaca College, she holds both Master's and Doctorate of physical therapy degrees. She is a licensed physical therapist and certified Assistive Technology Professional and Seating and Mobility Specialist. Erin specializes in treating paralyzing neurological conditions, including multiple sclerosis, transverse myelitis, cerebral palsy, and traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. Erin manages the ICSCI Seating and Mobility Clinic and has been specializing in seating and wheeled mobility for nine years. She has presented for many conferences and educational fairs, including the International Seating Symposium, RESNA, NuFair and ACRM. Erin is a member of the Professional Standards Board of RESNA and the Clinician Task Force. Erin is also highly active in advocacy efforts for seating and disability rights.