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Clinical Applications of Wheelchair Seating & Mobility


A proper seating and mobility evaluation involves assessment and consideration of many client factors. These factors will determine the prescription of seating components and wheelchair design to improve functionality and overall performance for daily quality of life issues.

Date / Time
7 March 2024 to 8 March 2024
2 days
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

This workshop aims to equip participants with the theories and principles for wheelchair and seating prescription, optimal wheelchair set-up and pressure management. The workshop also describes a general overview, the value, how to perform, and how to incorporate pressure mapping into clinical practice.

  • Identify typical postures and to understand the effect of non-typical postures have on seating. Demonstrate ability of using Mat Evaluation to identify atypical postures.
  • Understand the features of wheelchairs and their impact on the wheelchair user.
  • Demonstrate the correct way to take measurements of a wheelchair user.
  • Outline the considerations when prescribing a pressure relief cushion.
  • Describe the purpose of pressure mapping.
  • Interpret pressure mapping assessment and apply it to a clinical setting.
  • Utilize knowledge learnt from the course and apply them to simple and moderate complexity cases for wheelchair and cushion prescription.


  • Chia Rui Min, Senior Occupational Therapist
  • Hong Yun, Principal Occupational Therapist
  • Lim Yee Jay, Senior Occupational Therapist

Event Fees

  • $760.00 (SAOT Member)
  • $835.00 (Non-SAOT Member)
Event Category
AHINet Event
Contact Person
Tan Suee Ann
Event Fees
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