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Free CEU: 7/11 Muscle Tone and Tone Management: General Positioning Strategies for Clients with Increased Tone

Free CEU: 7/11 Muscle Tone and Tone Management: General Positioning Strategies for Clients with Increased Tone

Join OT Michelle Lange for this live webinar on 7/11 with IACET CEUs provided by NRRTS as an authorized provider.

Course Overview

This course in our Muscle Tone, Tone, Management and Dynamic Seating Intervention series will discuss common wheelchair seating challenges present in people with increased muscle tone and movement disorders. If you haven't yet, it is recommended that you watch the first seminar prior to this one. The information in this seminar will be presented systematically and include common seating challenges at the pelvis, trunk, extremities, and head. Seating system interventions for each challenge will be presented.

Learning Objectives

The participant will be able to list 3 common positioning challenges seen:

  • At the pelvis and general intervention strategies.
  • At the trunk and general intervention strategies.
  • In the lower extremities and general intervention strategies.

Presenter Bio

Michelle Lange is an occupational therapist with over 35 years of experience and has been in private practice, Access to Independence, for over 15 years. She is a well-respected lecturer, both nationally and internationally, and has authored numerous texts, chapters, and articles. She is the co-editor of Seating and Wheeled Mobility: a clinical resource guide. She is the former NRRTS Continuing Education Curriculum Coordinator and Clinical Editor of NRRTS Directions magazine. Michelle is a RESNA Fellow and member of the Clinician Task Force. Michelle is a RESNA certified ATP and SMS.

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NRRTSCE is certifying the educational contact hours of the 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. As an IACET Accredited Provider, The National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. This course is approved


  1. Elaine Lu PT, ATP on June 6, 2023 at 4:30 pm

    Sound like a great webinar

    • Michelle Lange on June 8, 2023 at 10:55 am

      Thanks Elaine, hope you can join us!

  2. Melissa Bock on June 8, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Thank you, I am very interested in attending this webinar. I am currently supporting a person with accessing eye gaze technology however, the moment she is transferred into her moulded seating (prescribed and managed by an OT in another service), she hyperextends and slides down the seat (no contact of back with backrest except at scapula region). I recently asked the prescribing OT to come out to review and he stated that she is moving to achieve comfort and we cannot stop/restrict her from doing this. I do not agree with this as the reason she is moving out of her rigid seat is tone. I believe there are a number of strategies that could support better positioning (including transfer technique, review of moulded seating system, dynamic componentry) however I am not in a position to prescribe due to organisational boundaries.

    • Michelle Lange on June 8, 2023 at 10:57 am

      Melissa, thanks for your comment and thanks for sharing this complex scenario. I will email you directly and I’m happy to problem solve with you to find optimal solutions for this client.

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