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IC22: A Pommel Does What?

People who use wheelchairs have individual needs for seating and positioning to achieve the best outcomes. As there are many types of support that can be given to a person, frequently, well meaning therapists and suppliers select the wrong supports for a particular problem. This leads to further problems. This class will discuss common seating and positioning issues and how to address them for the best outcomes. Case studies and research will be included.

This session is supported by a company with reported interest in the sale of Assistive Technology products. The content has been reviewed by ISS personnel and determined to be appropriate for continuing education purposes.


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to;



Lauren Rosen, PT, MPT, MSMS, ATP/SMS
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital of Tampa
Tampa, Florida
United States

Lauren Rosen, PT, MPT, MSMS, ATP/SMS is a Physical Therapist at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa, Florida. She is the Program Coordinator for the Motion Analysis Center, a three-dimensional motion analysis lab where she runs a pediatric and adult seating and positioning clinic. She has been active in DME prescription for over 20 years. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of RESNA.

Ashley Williams, PT, DPT
Comfort Company
Venice, FL
United States



    1. Babinec, M., Cole, E., Crane, B., Dahling, S., Freney, D., Jungbluth-Jermyn, B., . . . Shea, M. (2015). The Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Position on the Application of Wheelchairs, Seating Systems, and Secondary Supports for Positioning Versus Restraint. Assistive Technology, 27(4), 263-271.
    2. Persson-Bunke, M., Hägglund, G., Lauge-Pedersen, H., Ma, P. W., & Westbom, L. (2012). Scoliosis in a Total Population of Children With Cerebral Palsy. Spine, 37(12).
    3. Hsieh, C., Hu, M., Lee, S., & Wei, S. (2011). Exploration of Factors Related to Wheelchair Postural Improvement in Long-Term Care Residents After an Individualized Wheelchair Intervention. Assistive Technology, 23(1), 1-12.

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