A Clinician’s Guide to Wheelchair Mobility
Ian Denison; PT, ATP, Equipment Specialist
March 27 and 28 2009
Auditorium – Wascana Rehabilitation Centre
2180 23rd Avenue, Regina Saskatchewan S4S 0A5
Course Objective: Main Speaker Information:
To provide clinicians with the information they need to Ian has worked as a PT and equipment
help their clients select the most appropriate mobility specialist at GF Strong since 1980. He is a
device for their needs. regular presenter at seating and mobility
conferences in the UK, US and Canada. In 2004
This will be achieved by discussing in depth: he was the recipient of the CASMA Mundy
• Factors that influence wheelchair performance Award, which is designed to bestow distinction
• How to maintain and adjust a wheelchair on an individual who has made an exceptional
• Selecting and setting up a wheelchair to contribution to the field of adaptive seating and
optimize client potential mobility. In 2005 he was awarded the Gavin
• How to teach the client to control their Perryman Award by BCSOT for contributions to
wheelchair Occupational Therapy by a non OT. In 2006 he
was presented with the CAOT
To update clinicians regarding wheelchairs available Provincial/Territorial Citation Award 2006 for
through the Saskatchewan Abilities Council. British Columbia.
Friday March 27 2009 Manual Mobility Day Saturday March 28 2009 Power Mobility Day
7:45 Registration 8:00 Review of Day One
8:15 Introduction 8:30 Factors Affecting Performance (Hands
8:45 Factors Affecting Performance on)
10:15 Coffee and Exhibits 10:00 Coffee
11:00 Maintenance and Adjustment (Hands on session) 10:30 Batteries
12:30 Lunch and Exhibits 11:00 Factors Influencing Selection
1:30 Teaching Wheelchair Skills (Hands on) 12:00 Lunch (on your own)
3:00 Coffee and Exhibits 1:00 Driving Skills (hands on)
3:30 Sask. Abilities Council – Carrie McComber, 2:00 Segway Personal Human Transporter for the
Manager, Special Needs Equipment Program Disabled
4:30 Adjourn (Exhibits will be open until 5:00) 2:30 Coffee
3:00 Seating and Mobility Panel Discussion
Mobility Vendor Exhibits will be available throughout the 4:00 Adjourn
day in the WRC Concourse.
This course has received support from:
Morning and afternoon nutrition breaks will be provided on both days.
Lunch will be provided on Friday in conjunction with vendor exhibits.
Lunch on Saturday is on your own. (Cafeteria available)
Cost: $200 prior to February 1, 2009
$225 after February 1, 2009
Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region employees can attend for a subsidized rate of $75
Students: please contact Peggy Bacon to discuss registration.
Deadline for Registration: February 20 2009
No refunds will be given after February 20.
Course may be cancelled if minimum registrations are not received by February 20.
Applications will be considered after February 20 until the course is filled.
Spaces are limited. Register early!
South Regina: Lodging Information:*
- Travelodge, 4177 Albert St.
(306) 586 – 3443
- West Harvest Inn, 4025 Albert St.
(306) 586 – 6755
- Wascana Rehabilitation Centre Hostel –
(306) 766 – 5797
*The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region does not endorse any particular accommodations.
This is a partial listing only and is not intended to be a comprehensive list.
Parking Information will be provided upon request.
Questions? Call or email Peggy Bacon at
(306) 766 – 5613
Participants will be notified when their applications are received.
A Clinician’s Guide to Wheelchair Mobility March 27 and 28 2009
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Email Address: __________________________________ Place of Work: ______________________
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Do you require information regarding parking? □ Yes □ No
Please make cheque payable to: Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region
Please check the appropriate box:
□ Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region employee $75
□ Other: $200 prior to February 1; $225 after February 1
□ Student (please contact Peggy Bacon for more registration information)
Please mail registration to: Peggy Bacon
Room 2 – 414 Wascana Rehabilitation Centre
2180 – 23rd Avenue
Regina Saskatchewan S4S 0A5