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Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Course

Fundamentals for Rehab

Lecture Name

Fundamentals for Rehab     $59.90

This lecture is part of the following course:
Seating and Positioning


Seating and positioning has become a standard performance expectation of most rehabilitation therapists, particularly for those practicing in skilled nursing or pediatric settings. Lessons and topics include the various benefits of proper seating and positioning, including the medical, functional and personal benefits as they relate to patient programs where seating and positioning are essential.

The lecture also covers the referral process, including physician orders, evaluation, the development of a care plan, documentation and follow-up, as well as the principles of assessment, body alignment and control. And the presentation ends with a discussion of wheelchair terminology, and the types and dimensions necessary for clinical decision-making.

Continuing education credits:

  • AOTA: This program is offered for 0.20 CEUs, Intermediate Level:

    • Domain of OT: Client Factors.
    • Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation.

    EDUCATA is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

  • NBCOT: 2.50 PDU (Course includes assessment component.)

Note: Post-test must be passed with a score of 80% or more in order to receive certificate of completion.

Contact Hours: 2.00


Difficulty: Intermediate

Goals & Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the three functional benefits of appropriate seating and positioning for a wheelchair user in a long-term care facility.
  2. Based on clinical case presented for seating and positioning intervention, interpret and design the best types of seating and positioning plans for a client.
  3. List three key components of an evaluation of a patient for an optimum seating intervention.
  4. List the three principles of seating and positioning, which are assessment, body alignment, and comfort for pediatric candidates.


The professor of this course has NOT endorsed or received any compensation from the manufacturers or distributors of any of the materials discussed in this presentation.

Financial: Ms. Bernstein receives compensation as the Occupational Therapy CE Consultant for EDUCATA, and as the professor of this course.

Nonfinancial: Ms. Bernstein previously owned her own e-learning healthcare consulting and e-learning business, Dynamic Learning Online, for which some of the included materials were developed.

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