Seating and Wheeled Mobility Clinicians Contribute to the Wound Care Team
Published by CTF members Cathy Carver, Stacey Mullis, and Kathleen Fitzgerald, the abstract states:
"Many know that the wound care team consists of physicians and nurses with specialized training. Many may not know of physical therapists (PT) or occupational therapists (OT) with training in seating and wheeled mobility who address skin injuries in people who are full-time wheelchair users. PTs/OTs address the fit and use of their wheelchair to their body and look at their daily function while looking for causes of skin injury otherwise not seen and can help prevent them in the future. Therefore, this makes PTs and OTs with this expertise a valuable part of the wound care team."