Did you know that a person can die from pressure sores? That is one item that was taught during our week long wheelchair fitting trainings that were held this week. Physical therapists Steve Spencer and Dell Felix were in the Dominican Republic teaching the importance of properly fitting a wheelchair. Ten persons took the review course, and 32 persons took the complete 3-day course. There were also 31 new chairs fitted to recipients. Here are some pictures from the event.
Dell Felix, Ann and Steve Spencer ready to start the Wheelchair Trainings.
Steve Spencer, Carlos Zometa, Dell Felix
Student ready in their "chairs". Wheelchairs were used as the seating for the class to give the uncomfortable feel of a poor fitting chair.
Patient being interviewed prior to the fitting process. This man, Moises, is from Monte Plata. We recommended him for a new chair.
A happy recipient by the name of Ricki.
2nd Session class 18 May 2013
The balance test
Maybe it got a little boring at times