Child & Family Development Child & Family Development

November 7, 2016

Katie Eggleston DPT attends Charlotte mobility and seating conference


Katie Eggleston DPT, physical therapist at Child and Family Development- Pineville, attended this fall’s NuFair by NuMotion.   

She attended various session about mobility, seating, funding and best clinical practices.   Katie helps children, teens and young adults select appropriate equipment choices and will use this knowledge and products to discern the best recommendations.

Session 1: Functional Mobility for Kids

  • Independent mobility can increase a child‚Äôs learning ability
  • The impact of intellectual disability on early mobility 
  • Pros/cons of manual vs. power wheelchairs for young children
  • Communicating about mobility equipment and funding sources

Session 2: Pediatric Seating- Clinical and Technical Aspects

  • Medical diagnoses and seating 
  • Primary and secondary equipment supports
  • Materials used for seating components
  • Contoured seating

Session 3: Coding and Reimbursement 

Session 4: Standing Wheelchairs- Applying the Evidence for Best Practice and Functional Outcomes

  • Medical diagnoses that would benefit from standing chairs
  • Research that supports the use of standing chairs
  • Benefits of a standing wheelchair compared to standard wheelchair and stationary stander
  • Medical benefits of passive standing

She also connected with various Charlotte vendors including but were not limited to:

  • Columbia Medical- P Pod positioner and Spirit Car Seat
  • Drive Medical
  • KI Mobility
  • Leggero- adaptive strollers
  • NuMotion
  • Ottobock
  • Permobil
  • Quantum
  • SleepSafe beds
  • Symmetric Designs- Free form Seating
  • Zippie