what we do

Providing A Voice to the Clinical Community

Our mission is to provide clinical based expertise to inform and promote public policy, best practices, and positive outcomes regarding people with disabilities who require Complex Rehab Technology products and related services.

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What is Complex Rehabilitation Technology?

Complex rehab technology is specialized equipment used by individuals with certain mobility disabilities. It’s designed to help these individuals perform activities of daily living to the fullest extent possible so they can participate in everyday life.

Complex rehab technology includes medically necessary individually configured manual and power wheelchair systems, adaptive seating systems, alternative positioning systems, and other mobility devices that require evaluation, fitting, design, adjustment and programming.

Here are a few of the most common types of complex rehab technology:

  • Complex power chair systems
  • Adaptive seating systems for wheelchairs
  • Alternative seating and positioning systems
  • Highly-configurable manual wheelchairs
  • Standing devices
  • Gait trainers
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Why Clinician Task Force?

The intentional structure of the Task Force maintains our credibility as a voice of practicing independent clinicians in all that we do. Our membership is comprised of about 80% clinicians/educators and approximately 20% who work in the wheelchair seating industry for a manufacturer or a durable medical equipment supplier. Even when in industry positions, all members present in CTF tasks as health care providers first, ensuring that the wheelchair user and the contribution of their equipment to their health and function remains at the center of all that we do.

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Advocacy for Appropriate Wheelchairs, Everyday

Simply put, the Clinician Task Force works every day across the nation to leverage our expert voices and training to make the lives of those who need Complex Rehab Technologies as easy as possible. Our work is sustained solely through pledges from industry suppliers and manufacturers, health care providers, and individuals. With your support, we can continue.

Executive Board Members

The Clinician Task Force is led by a part-time Executive Director and rotating member-elected Executive Board.

Dr. Cara Masselink

Executive Director - PHD, OTR/L, ATP

Jennith Bernstein

Executive Board Member - PT, DPT, ATP/SMS

Lee Ann Hoffman

Executive Board Member - OTD, MSc., B. Occ.Ther., ATP/SMS, ISWP, CAPS

Erin Michael

Executive Board Member - PT, DPT, ATP/SMS

Joseph A. Straatmann

Executive Board Member - OTD, OTR/L, ATP

Barbara Crume

Executive Board Member - PT, ATP

Margaret Kennedy

Administrative Assistant

Katie Fitzgerald

Executive Board Member