Tilt-in-space frames have several design features that can have potential benefits for the client if used correctly. These features include the plane in which the tilt occurs, the direction and degree of tilt, the location of the tilt axis, and a fixed versus a floating pivot point
In a one-hour Mobility Management webinar to be presented on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 2 PM (EST)/1 PM (CST)/11 AM (PST), Karen Missy Ball, MT, PT, ATP, will discuss distinctions between tilt and recline features within pediatric R82 Convaid products. Clinical rationale for use and implications of each feature will be presented and discussed as will uses and implications for recline as well as the use of a combination of tilt and recline will be presented and discussed.
Informational objectives will include:
- Clinical reasons to use a posterior or anterior tilt-in-space frame
- Clinical case scenario where a central gravity axis tilt frame would be most beneficial
- Identification of advantages of central gravity axis tilt over traditional tilt
- Two methods in design currently used to reduce the shear that occurs with recline
- How to make an educated clinical decision among tilt, recline or both
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Missy is the former Acting director and Assistant director of the Physical Therapy Department at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans. She was the co-director of the seating program at Children’s for a 10-year period as well as a consultant for the United Cerebral Palsy Center’s seating clinic. She served as an educational specialist for Freedom Designs for 21 years and presently is the educational consultant for R82 Convaid. She has lectured both nationally and internationally with regard to seating and mobility for over 20 years. She has a private practice specializing in pediatric neurology clientele for treatment and equipment needs. She is an ATP and certified in pediatric NDT with a solid focus on improving function through treatment and equipment.
The R82 Convaid brands offer pediatric products typically prescribed to individuals with mild to moderate involvement of the following conditions: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Spina Bifida, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Cystic Fibrosis, Mitochondrial Disease, Metabolic Diseases, and Sensory Processing Disorders, among others.