Ergonomics of Wheelchair Propulsion: Reducing Stress with Every Push

Fully Accredited On-Line CEU Course

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Course Highlights

  • One hour, fully accredited on-line course provides an comprehensive explanation of why ergonomics matters so much for people who use manual wheelchairs.
  • Identifies the prevalence, causes, and consequences of upper limb pain and injury among manual wheelchair users.
  • In-depth review of why how and what you push makes a difference: Analysis of the characteristics of wheelchair propulsion and the characteristics of wheelchair handrims.
  • Review of published research that compares the standard handrim with the leading ergonomic alternative, the Natural-Fit Handrim.
  • 1 Contact Hour of Continuing Education (the equivalent of .1 units)**
  • $49.00 Registration Fee (For multiple registrants from one site, discounts may be offered. Please e-mail to learn more.)
  • If you do not need CEU credit, but still want to view the course, please e-mai us at

Course Presenters

  • Christine Syfu, OTR/L, ATP
  • David Boninger, PhD

**The University of Pittsburgh is certifying the educational contact hours of this program and by doing so is in no way endorsing any specific content, company, or product. The information presented in this program may represent only a sample of appropriate interventions. This CEU accredidation is accepted by the Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) for certification and re-certification of the Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) as well as the National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS) Certified Rehabilitation Technology Supplier (CRTS) credential. This accredidation is also accepted as PDUs by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Many state licensing boards will also accept these CEUs, however individuals should verify specific requirements with their local boards.

To register for Ergonomics of Wheelchair Propulsion: Reducing Stress with Every Push, please continue to Course Registration.

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