ISS 2017 Program


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IC73: Custom Molding; Who, Why and How Tips from the Collaborative Team

This session will focus on the process our combined clinical/vendor team takes when a complex patient requires custom seating. The session takes participants from start to finish, beginning with clinical evaluation, digitizing molds, selecting foams, using tilt functions, and the benefits of mid-fittings and different types of molding systems. Goal setting will be discussed to optimize outcomes. This session will show that when the team collaborates and thinks outside the box, the client will win.


Learning Objectives:

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



Lindsey Veety, PT, DPT, ATP
The Center For Discovery
Harris, New York
United States

Lindsey is a Physical Therapist with 15 years' experience, who specializes in working with individuals with special needs and assistive technology. She is a RESNA certified ATP and has completed her NDT training, and has presented at ATIA, Closing the Gap, NYCATE, the New York State CP conference, as well as instructed several IACET accredited courses combining seating and positioning, and adaptations/access to the environment.

Barbara Sipper, PTA
The Center for Discovery
Harris, NY
United States

Barbara is a Physical Therapist Assistant with 19 years' experience, who specializes in pediatric and adults with special needs. She has treated pediatrics for 3 years and is responsible for the Seating & Mobility Clinic for the past 16 years meeting the mobility needs of complex individuals.

Marc Rosen, ATP
Monroe Wheelchair
Latham, NY
United States



    1. Petito, C., & Hitt-Young, M., (2011). Custom Molded Seating: Choosing the right system for your client. Rehab Management: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Rehabilitation, 24(2), 22-24.
    2. Lephart K.I., & Kaplan S.L. (2015). Two Seating Systems' Effects on an Adolescent With Cerebral Palsy and Severe Scoliosis. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 27(3), 258-266.
    3. Tasker L.H., Shapcott N.G., Watkins A.J., & Holland P.M. (2014) The effect of seat shape on the risk of pressure ulcers using discomfort and interface pressure measurements. Prosthetics and Orthotics International. 38(1), 46-53.

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