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IC47: Solving Complex Seating Clinic Challenges in an Intense Climate

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In an intense climate, patients are coming to clinic with complex needs, requiring creative solutions within the bounds of strict reimbursement rules and good seating practice. This session reviews challenging cases and identifies solutions and insight from our experiences to best meet patients’ seating needs including insurance reimbursement and documentation requirements, reliable outcome measures to justify recommendations, and the necessary patient/caregiver education required to successfully aide patients with unique seating situations in an intense climate.

 

Learning Objectives:

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

 

Faculty:

Meredith J Budai, DPT, ATP/SMS
International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute
Baltimore, Maryland
United States

Meredith Budai, PT, DPT, ATP/SMS is a physical therapist at the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD.  She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2008 from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, has been a certified assistive technology professional since 2011, and a certified seating and mobility specialist since 2015. She has presented nationally on activity based rehabilitation application in SCI seating and positioning.

Beth Farrell, PT, DPT, ATP/SMS
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Baltimore, Maryland
United States

Beth Farrell, PT,DPT,PCS, ATP/SMS is a physical therapist at the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD. She received her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Maryland in 2007. She also received a graduate certificate in the Business of Medicine from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2010. She has been ATP certified since 2010 and SMS certified since 2014.

Erin Michael PT, DPT, ATP/SMS

Erin Michael is a physical therapist and the manager of patient advocacy and special programs at Kennedy Krieger Institute's International Center for Spinal Cord Injury.  A graduate of Ithaca College, she holds both Master's and Doctorate of physical therapy degrees. She has specialized in seating for 9 years and is the coordinator of ICSCI's seating clinic.  Additionally, Erin is a member of RESNA's Professional Standards Board and a member of the Clinician Task Force. 

Sarah Murdoch, PT
ICSCI at KKI
Baltimore, MD
United States

Sarah Murdoch, PT, DPT, ATP is a physical therapist with the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at Kennedy Krieger Institute since November of 2012. She received her Bachelor of Biology and Health Sciences and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has been a certified assistive technology professional since 2014.

Colleen Smith, PT
ICSCI at KKI
Baltimore, MD
United States

Colleen Smith, PT, DPT, ATP has been a physical therapist at the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury since 2012. She completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Duke University and her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences at Lee University. She is experienced at treating patients across the lifespan with various neuromuscular diagnoses. Her clinical interests include pediatric seating and mobility. She has been a certified assistive technology professional since 2014.

 

References:

    1. Arledge, S., ATP, Armstrong, W., MS, RET, ATP, Babinec, M., OTR/L, ABDA, ATP, Dicianno, B. E., MD, Digiovine, C., PhD, ATP, RET, Dyson-Hudson, T., MD, ... Stogner, J., PT, ATP. (2011). RESNA Wheelchair Service Provision Guide. RESNA, 1-26.
    2. Minkel, J. L. (2000). Seating and Mobility Considerations for People With Spinal Cord Injury. Physical Therapy, 80(7), 701-709. Accessed July 31, 2016. Retrieved from http://ptjournal.apta.org/content/80/7/701.
    3. Sawatzky, B., DiGiovine, C., Berner, T., Roesler, T., & Katte, L. (2015). The need for updated
      clinical practice guidelines for preservation of upper extremities in manual wheelchair users. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 94(4), 313-324.



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