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Advanced Wheelchair Skills Course

Saturday, October 12, 2013 @ 9:00 AM (EDT)
Together in Motion 1 Broadway ArlingtonMA  02474
Saturday, October 12, 2013 @ 9:00 AM (EDT)
Together in Motion 1 Broadway ArlingtonMA  02474

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About This Activity

This course is designed to provide knowledge and advanced skills to individuals with spinal cord injuries. It is the key to cracking the code of all the tricky obstacles that you encounter in the environment outside of your home, including curbs, stairs, safe fall techniques, getting up from the ground, to name a few. Training techniques for teaching these skills will also be offered to students and therapists who work with individuals with spinal cord injuries or other wheelchair-users.

Getting left behind because you can?t get up that curb? Looking to take your ability to perform or teach wheelchair skills to the next level? Everything you want to know about getting around those daily obstacles in your manual wheelchair: stairs, curbs, grass, gravel, ramps.Includes: (1) basics of wheelchair maintenance and adjustments, (2) advanced transfer skills, (3) getting on and off the ground, (4) stretches and exercises to prevent shoulder injury.Cost of course includes: Tips on transfer technique, Yoga poses/stretching, Advanced wheelchair skills training, Basic wheelchair maintenance, And a good time!

Fees

Costs before October 1: $50 for student or wheelchair user,$100 for therapist; after October 1: $60 for student or wheelchair user; $150 for therapist

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