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PT Assistant

Assistive Technology 107
Enabling Function and Participation with Seating Technologies


  • Identify the potential outcomes of seating for postural control, tissue integrity, and comfort
  • Describe a comprehensive seating assessment
  • Describe key biomechanical principles related to sitting and seating technologies
  • Describe the principles of seating for postural control
  • Describe the factors that contribute to the development of pressure ulcers
  • Discuss pressure mapping systems and the issues related to their use in the clinic
  • Describe seating technologies used for tissue integrity
  • Discuss the principles of seating for comfort
  • Discuss the design and construction of seating technologies
  • Describe the different characteristics of seating materials
  • Discuss the different classifications of materials used to construct seats
  • Describe the purpose and content of outcome measures specific to seating technologies

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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