Professor Lee Kirby is the developer of the Wheelchair Skills Programme. For over 40 years now he has been involved in rehabilitation research, producing well over 100 research articles on the topic, so when it comes to wheelchairs Lee really is a leading voice.
Wheelchair skills encompasses everything you need to do in your wheelchair. This can be from rolling around to elite sports but all focus on allowing the wheelchair user to integrate and participate in wider society. The Wheelchair Skills Programme is an exceptional programme to allow wheelchair users to thrive in whatever environment they find themselves in. Definitely take the time to listen to Lee talk about something we take for granted; the importance of independent movement.
Wait! Don’t Forget About This…
We are excited to announce that our FREE Physiopedia course for 2018 will be on Wheelchair Service Provision. Starting 3 September for 4 weeks, the course (in French and English) will provide in depth knowledge for people interested to learn more about wheelchair provision and training.
The 2018 MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) aims to provide a basic theoretical understanding of wheelchair mobility and to develop an understanding of the theoretical principles, skills and knowledge underlying the management skills and knowledge in the management of wheelchair service delivery. Starting on 3 September and lasting for 4 weeks, it will involve around 4-6 hours of work each week (depending on your learning style). On passing the final quiz and completion of all of the required learning activities participants will receive a completion certificate as well as CPD points and any CEUs available.
In addition to this course in English, a collaboration with Humanity and Inclusion will also provide a French version of the course.