This book provides a wide spectrum of readers with comprehensive but easily understandable protocols for the assessment and training of wheelchair skills. The Wheelchair Research Team at Dalhousie University and the Capital District Health Authority in Halifax (lead by the author) have focused on wheelchair safety and performance for three decades, as exemplified through the Wheelchair Skills Program. This is considered the top such program in the world. This new book is largely based on this program which has been accessed and utilized by over 75,000 people in 177 countries since 2007.
- The Wheelchair Skills Program is widely known around the world and this book is based on that program.
- Covers both assessment and training in an integrated way.
- Deals with the skills of each wheelchair user themselves as well as their caregivers.
- Strongly evidence-based with coverage of manual wheelchairs, powered wheelchairs, and scooters.
Introduction to the WSTP, General Background on Motor Skills Learning, Specific Issues fo Importance for Motor Skills Learning, Lesson Plans, Skill Groups. Individual Skills, Games
Dr. R. Lee Kirby received his MD degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. His specialy training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was carried out at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is a full Professor in the Division fo Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the Department of Medicine at Dalhousie University. His primary research interest is the safety and preformance of wheelchairs. He has published 143 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 302 abstracts and proccedings. He's considered one of the world's top experts in wheelchair technology, assesment and usage.