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The Wheelchair Evaluation: A Clinician's Guide, Second Edition

Author(s): Mitchell Batavia, PhD, PT, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development , New York University, New York, New York
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763761721
  • Paperback    276 pages      © 2010
Price: $84.95 US List
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The Wheelchair Evaluation: A Clinician’s Guide, Second Edition is an updated, practical, and concise reference on the wheelchair prescription process. It is perfect for students and clinicians in the health fields who work with physically disabled individuals in need of a wheelchair. This book is a portable, hands-on manual that implements a real-world approach to patient evaluation, choice of wheelchair components, documentation, and funding.

New to this Edition:

  • Four new chapters dedicated to ethical issues, funding, documentation, and fitting.
  • A Medicare algorithm for wheelchair clinical decision-making.
  • Information on American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) wheelchair standards that is useful in comparison shopping.
  • New PowerPoint slides with videos.

Free with every book: a CD of chapter-by-chapter PowerPoint slides with videos!
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Part 1 Introduction and Overview  

Chapter 1 Overview

Part 2 The Individual

Chapter 2 Patient History

Chapter 3 Clinical Assessment  

Chapter 4 Functional Assessment

Part 3 The Wheelchair  

Chapter 5 The Wheelchair- An Introduction  

Chapter 6 The Mobility Base  

Chapter 7 Seating System and Wheelchair Components

Part 4 Ethics, Funding, Documentation & Fitting  

Chapter 8 Ethical Issues  

Chapter 9 Funding  

Chapter 10 Documentation  

Chapter 11 Fitting, Training, and Dispensing the Wheelchair

Appendix A Medicare’s Algorithm

Appendix B Wheelchair Evaluation Form

Appendix C Resources and Links

Appendix D Differential Diagnosis of Common Wheelchair Problems

Appendix E Body Shape

 

 

Mitchell Batavia, PhD, PT-Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development , New York University, New York, New York

  • "Comprehensive one-stop evaluation guide. Excellent as a reference source."
    ~ Dr. Surya Shah, Richard Stockton College, NJ