ISS 2017 Program


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IC43: Overcoming Barriers to Best Practice: Keep the Client First!

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Clinicians and providers are challenged to find their way to 2017 best practice when innovations in technology are far outpacing advances in funding. Clinicians and providers must understand how to empower their clients with choices of the best rehab technology solutions for clients’ long term health, function and participation - as well as to keep their practice current with today’s technology. This presentation will apply evidence and case studies to illustrate steps to best outcomes.

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;



Ginger Walls, PT, MS, NCS, ATP/SMS
Lebanon, TN
United States

Ginger Walls, PT, NCS, ATP/SMS is a Regional Clinical Education Manager for Permobil. She has over 27 years of experience as a physical therapist in the area of neuro rehab and wheelchair seating/mobility.  Previously, she directed Outpatient Therapy Clinics and the Seating/Mobility Program at Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C. Additionally, Ginger has provided a variety of continuing education courses, articles, and lectures in the area of seating/mobility for many years.



    1. Dicanno, B., Liberman, J., Schmeler, M., Schuler, A., Cooper, R., Lagne, M., Liu, H., & Jan, Y. (2015). RESNA Position on the Application of Tilt, Recline, and Elevating Legrests for Wheelchairs: Literature Update, [position paper]. RESNA. Retrieved from
    2. Liu, H. (2013). Development of a Customized Electronic Reminder to Facilitate Powered Seating Function, United Statesge and Compliance with Clinical Recommendations: Design Process and Clinical Efficacy (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Pittsburgh.
    3. Sonenblum, S., & Sprigle, S. (2011). Distinct tilting behaviors with power tilt-in-space systems. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 6(6), 526-535.

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