Seminar Detail

Let's Roll! The Art of Performing Seating and Mobility Evaluations
Let's Roll! The Art of Performing Seating and Mobility Evaluations

Where:   FAIRFAX, VA

When:  Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

This event is not currently available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 397-0180

Incorporating Assistive Technology
An estimated 1.6 million Americans utilize assistive technology to achieve improved independence. For health care workers, the responsibility of evaluating clients, determining needs, and seeking out the most appropriate form of assistive technology, such as powered mobility, augmentative or assistive communication technology, wheelchair seating systems, and more can often be quite intimidating. 

Back by popular demand and all new! Dr. Davin has designed this one-day seminar to provide health care professionals and therapists with a working knowledge of performing seating and mobility evaluations, troubleshooting existing seating systems, as well as the skills to incorporate assistive technology into therapeutic practice to increase their client’s independence. Evaluation and assessment techniques and procedures will be presented, including common diagnoses which often warrant alternative mobility, controls, or other forms of assistive technology. Information regarding a variety of cutting edge equipment, including mobility bases, seating, and positioning options will be reviewed, as well as the abundance of features which may be obtained to increase the client’s overall functional independence. Funding sources will be identified, and participants will receive detailed instruction regarding the development of letters of medical necessity, as well as key elements to include in such documents for equipment approval. 

For those currently struggling with patients in poor sitting positions, whether it is in a skilled nursing facility, acute care center, home health setting or elsewhere, this class is a must!

  • Confidently troubleshoot a variety of wheelchair seating and positioning issues for patients in a multitude of settings

  • Receive an arsenal of information on equipment options, cushions, backs, quick fixes and other seating and positioning products to better your patient

  • Identify the appropriate assistive technology devices required to meet the client’s needs

  • Explain the many intricacies of performing a seating and mobility evaluation and how to best integrate this evaluation into therapeutic practice

  • Identify successful methods of documenting and obtaining funding for assistive technology

  • Create an original letter of medical necessity to obtain funding for various forms of assistive technology

  • Review a variety of common etiologies and pathologies which may necessitate assistive technology

  • Physical Therapists

  • Physical Therapist Assistants

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Nurses

  • DME Providers

  • Rehab Directors

  • Directors of Nursing

  • Case Managers

  • Physicians

  • Speech-Language Pathologists

  • Social Workers

  • Special Education Teachers

  • School-Based Therapists

  • Long-Term Care Therapists and Administrators

  • Caregivers

What You Should Bring

  • Participants are asked to bring a small measuring tape to use for the lab portion of the seminar.


Trisha Farmer, COTA/L, is a driven and experienced Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant who is passionate about her work as a therapist and an educator. She has extensive experience in the acute care arena, specifically within a nationally recognized stroke center and regional burn center. Most of her work in the acute care setting has focused on complex stroke and trauma cases. Trisha graduated from Lewis and Clark Community College with an Associates degree in Applied Science in the field of Occupational Therapy as an OT Assistant. She regularly attends conferences and workshops, prides herself in evidence-based practice, with a goal of implementing the most up-to-date and motivating treatment plans available. She currently teaches two courses on a national basis, enjoys traveling, and in addition to her work in occupational therapy, is currently pursuing her EMS certification.

Case Managers
This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded. The course is approved for 6 CE contact hour(s). Activity code: S00031046 Approval Number: 180000724. To claim these CEs, log into your CE Center account at

Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This course is offered for 6 contact hours.

Nurses: California
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 16668, for 7.2 contact hours. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded.

Nurses: Florida
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants
Vyne Education, LLC. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for 0.6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Intermediate, Category 1: Domain of OT, 2: Occupational Therapy Process, 3: Professional Issues.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Maryland: This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.6 CEUs.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: New Jersey: This program has been submitted for 6 continuing education credits to the New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Pennsylvania: Vyne Education, LLC. is seeking Direct Access approval from the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy.

Other Professions
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.

All Professionals: In order to process continuing education, please bring the appropriate license/certification number to the seminar.

Certificates, Educational Offering Completion Requirements: Certificates will be awarded upon receipt of payment and successful completion of the educational offering and evaluation form.

Amended Certificates: Please note that the credit hours listed above are offered by Vyne Education and/or boards/associations for a full day's attendance. In the event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended certificates indicating the actual number of credit hours earned will be provided upon calling Vyne Education.

ADA: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact Vyne Education at least two weeks before the seminar date or prior to purchasing any online or distance learning products so that arrangements can be made.

"This course is a MUST SEE for anyone who is working in a nursing home or SNF! I left the class with seating solutions I could put in place tomorrow at work!" 
John K, PTA/L
Dallas, TX

"Excellent course, well presented, kept my attention throughout." 
Jennifer Colwill, PT
Wynantskill, NY

"I will go to any course Dr. Davin teaches! She is energetic, extremely knowledgeable, always gives an awesome presentation, with a lot of hands-on activities, great examples and case studies. You made the workshop very fun!" 
Maci R, OTDR/L
Torrance, CA

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