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Ann Jackson, PT, DPT, MPH
Ann is a physical therapist who has spent her career focusing on optimizing the functionality of individuals across the lifespan impacted by neuromuscular disorders. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from Georgia State University, a Masters of Public Health from the University of South Carolina and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy…Read full bio
Roberta O'Shea, PT, DPT, PhD
Roberta Kuchler O'Shea, PT, PhD, DPT has been a pediatric physical therapist for over 30 years. She practiced in a variety of environments before joining the faculty at Governors State University. Dr. O'Shea earned her Bachelors in PT degree from St. Louis University, a Master’s degree in Public Service from DePaul University, a PhD in…Read full bio
1. Dependent Frames
This chapter will discuss frames that require assistance to maneuver. These frames must be pushed by a caregiver. Some very young children and older children with severe impairments are unable to propel a chair without assistance. The dependent frames allow these children to experience mobility in a safe manner.
2. Manual frames
This chapter will discuss manual frames that the consumer can propel independently. The clinician will assess and evaluate the child’s ability to propel. The clinician will be able to determine how to integrate a seating system into the manual frame for optimal consumer performance.
3. Power Frames
This chapter will discuss power frames and bases that the consumer can use independently using an interface. The clinician will be able to determine how to integrate a seating system into the power frame or base and what access system is needed for optimal consumer performance.