Faculty Publications: Isaacson

Isaacson, M. (2011). Best practices by occupational and physical therapists performing seating and mobility evaluations. Assistive Technology, 23(1), 13-21. doi: 10.1080/10400435.2010.541745

Therapists are familiar with the basics of seating and mobility evaluations. The identification of best practice provides justification for conducting seating and mobility evaluations in a certain manner and can be utilized to assist in identifying services that are of highest quality. The purpose of this study was to describe the perceptions of occupational and physical therapists who specialize in seating and mobility evaluations about the current best practices of the leaders in the field. The Delphi technique was utilized in the study. As a result of the data elicited from this panel of expert practitioners in the area of seating and mobility, best practices can be defined as a multivariant complex series of interactions in which the expert clinician uses experience, hands-on techniques, skills, technology, resources, self-directed learning, follow-up, and a relationship with the consumer in the provision of services.

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