October 25th - Lawton
Great Plains Technology Ctr.
Business Development Center
1601 Southwest Park Ridge Bvd.
Lawton, OK 73505
Alex Chesney, OTR
Maria A. Jones, PT, PhD, is program director and clinical professor at Oklahoma City University (OCU). She is leading the development of a physical therapy education program at OCU. Dr. Jones has been a physical therapist for over 30 years providing physical therapy and assistive technology services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. Her research focus has been on early power mobility and its effect on young children with severe motor impairments and clinical decision-making about wheeled mobility. Over the years, she has consulted with many Oklahoma state agencies, including the Health Care Authority, State Department of Education, State Department of Health, Department of Human Services, Developmental Disabilities Services, and Department of Rehabilitation Services in the areas of durable medical equipment/assistive technology and service provision for people with developmental disabilities. She has taught courses in developmental disabilities, assistive technology, and research methods. Dr. Jones currently serves as the Federal Affairs Liaison for the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy.
Maria A. Jones, PT, PhD
WHEELCHAIR and ACCESSIBILITY CLINIC
8:00 - 8:30am: Registration / Breakfast
8:30 - 10:30am: The Case for Wheels: Selecting the Clinically Appropriate Base
10:30 - 10:45am: Break
10:45 - 12:45pm: Roll Playing: Early Intervention Wheeled Mobility
12:45 - 1:30pm: Lunch (provided)
1:30 - 3:30pm: Show Me the Money! Funding for Assistive Technology/Durable Medical Equipment
**Courses are OKPT approved and pending OKOT approval**
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Join us on October 24th OR 25th!
Earn 0.6 CEU credits!
Linda Bollinger joined the Sunrise Medical team in the fall of 2018 as a Clinical Education Manager. She has a BS-MS in physical therapy from Long Island University, Brooklyn. In May 2018, she earned her DPT from Utica College. In addition, she received her ATP certification in 2000.
Prior to joining the Sunrise Medical team, Linda was the Director of Rehabilitation at Long Island Select Healthcare (formerly UCP Suffolk). Her experience at UCP included developing and operating a seating and mobility clinic for individuals with disabilities. Although this clinic primarily served developmentally disabled children and adults, the patients included individuals with acquired disabilities, as well. Prior to joining UCP, Linda had successfully created a pediatric seating clinic at a local school for disabled students. Linda has shared her knowledge and experience running seating clinics at local community health events, guest lectures with local physical therapy and occupational therapy university programs, and most recently as a Teacher’s Assistant at Touro Physical Therapy program.
Linda is excited to bring her experience providing seating and mobility services to her new role at Sunrise Medical by providing education and training to therapists, ATPs and the community.
October 24th - OKC
The Children's Center
6800 NW 39th Expressway
Bethany, OK 73008
TRAVIS CARES OKLAHOMA CITY & LAWTON
Linda Bollinger, DPT
Alex Chesney is the Clinical Sales Manager of the Midwest South region for Quantum Rehab. Alex graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science degree in Multidisciplinary Studies with a minor in Psychology in 2011. She then earned her Master of Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2013. Alex practiced as an occupational therapist in a top neurological inpatient rehabilitation center in Houston, treating those with traumatic spinal cord injuries and various neurodegenerative diseases. As a clinician, Alex was a prescriber of advanced seating and mobility technologies and a primary education resource for best practice within neurological rehabilitation. Alex serves as a committee chair for The Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals.