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CANCELLED: Workshop: Seating, Positioning, and Mobility: How to Meet Your Clients' Needs
Belmont University- McWhorter 307
1510 Acklen Ave.
Nashville, TN 37212
United States
Saturday, September 23, 2023, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM CDT
Category: CEU Event


TNOTA Workshop

Seating, Positioning, and Mobility: How to Meet Your Clients' Needs

Saturday, September 23, 2023

9:00am-3:00pm CDT

Belmont University in Nashville, TN

About This Course: This course will cover the process of evaluation and intervention for seating, positioning, and mobility for clients across the lifespan. This course includes a vendor demonstration. Attendees will learn how to advocate for their clients' needs related to seating, positioning, and mobility. 

Course Schedule: 

9:00-9:10: Intro and logistics
9:10-9:30: Seating, positioning, and mobility process for every clinician
9:30-11:00: Seating and positioning assessment and intervention (including mat assessment and 24-hour positioning)
11:00-12:00: Mobility assessment and intervention
12:00-1:00: Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:00: Mini exhibit hall (Inman 231)
2:00-3:00: Advocating for your client’s needs


Course Objectives: 

  1. Participants will identify the steps in the seating, positioning, and mobility process.

  2. Participants will identify abnormal postures that lead to poor positioning in wheelchairs

  3. Participants will verbalize the importance of 24-hour postural care.

  4. Participants will demonstrate a mat evaluation for seating and positioning.

  5. Participants will explore interventions for seating, positioning, and wheeled mobility.

  6. Participants will write a client-centered justification for a recommended item.


CEU Information: 5 hours 

Cost: $150 for nonmembers, $125 for members, $60 for students

About the Presenters:

Estelle Strydom OTR/L received her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from the University in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa in 1986.  She started her career in the USA in 1994 and worked for different companies in the capacity of occupational therapist, rehab manager, and clinical specialist.  Estelle has provided OT services within hospitals, SNF’s, home health, and in private practice.  Throughout her career, she showed special interest in seating and positioning and home modifications and had the opportunity to educate clinicians working in SNF’s on a national level.  She also presented on several occasions on a variety of topics at AOTA and universities in New England and participated in 2 published articles related to seating and positioning.  She relocated from New England to East Tennessee in July 2014 and joined the State of TN DIDD Seating and Positioning Team in July 2017.

Danielle Osborne, MS, OTR/L received her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Milligan University in Johnson City, Tennessee in 2011. She has been an OT for 11 years and worked in a variety of settings- inpatient rehab, skilled nursing, and outpatient geriatrics. In 2016, she joined the State of TN DIDD Seating and Positioning Clinic in Greeneville, Tennessee. She is honored to serve her fellow Tennesseans with physical and intellectual disabilities as part of DIDD (Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities).

Missy Bryan, OTD, OTR/L, BCP, ATP, CPST, is an Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at Belmont University and Occupational Therapist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.  She has worked in pediatrics for 24 years in outpatient and home health settings.  She has 11 years of experience in seating and mobility and transportation of children with special health care needs.  Her research interests include the impact of transportation on participation of children and families, impact of elopement and interventions to prevent elopement, and impact of adaptive sports on social participation of children and families. 


Belmont University - McWhorter 307
1510 Acklen Ave., Nashville, TN 37212

Directions: Turn onto Acklen Avenue from Wedgewood, entrance to McWhorter garage is on the right.  Turn left once in the garage for visitor parking.  Take the McWhorter elevators to the 3rd floor.  307 is across from the elevators. 

Contact: [email protected]