Seating Adaptation Principles
with Bengt Engström, P.T.
|"Do it, feel it, and understand it"|
Welcome to a seminar that will change the way you look at sitting!
In the morning session you will be guided, in an interactive way, to feel, analyze, and understand why we sit the way we do. The core of our discussion is to make you more aware of what is happening in your body when you sit and why you change your position so often.
The afternoon session is for wheelchair users visiting us. Together with wheelchair users we analyze, discuss, and come to conclusions on what to do. We dig deep into the analyzing of quality and design of seating systems, like measures, softness, contours, and angles, to discover how different features directly and indirectly influence the entire body.
The goal is to better understand what to do and where to begin when adapting or designing seating systems for people who sit on a long-term basis. Explanations and demonstrations are made simple and understandable. The more basic principles you know, the more advanced you can be with setting up power and manual wheelchairs.
This program meets criteria for certification and is granted 0.65 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attendance at 6.5 hours of education.
The one-day seminar will run from 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM. Breakfast, morning and afternoon snacks, and warm lunch will be provided.
Click HERE for SPRING 2014 Seminar Flyer.
Seminar 1: Apr 22
McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd
Portland OR, 97211
Seminar 2: Apr 23
Rancho Los Amigos - SSA Building Rm 2207
7601 East Imperial Highway
Downey CA, 90242
Seminar 3: Apr 24
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley
595 Hotel Circle S.
San Diego CA, 92108
Seminar 4: Apr 25
Embassy Suites Convention Center for Las Vegas
3600 Paradise Road
Las Vegas NV, 89169
About Bengt Engström
|Bengt Engström, Physiotherapist, Lecturer, and Author, works as a freelance independent teacher and design consultant through his company, Bengt Engström Seating, located in Stallarholmen Sweden.|
In 1984 he graduated as a Physiotherapist at the Karolinska Institute in Solna (Stockholm). Since 1986, he has committed his life to seating and mobility for the disabled population and to seating product designs.
|Bengt’s seating and wheelchair seminars are presented worldwide and during several years in the 90’s he presented seminars in many states and provinces in the United States and Canada. Over the years he has presented more than 1,500 seminars, written several books, and co-operated with many manufacturers as a design consultant and seating educator. His most well-known design is the Corpus seat for the company Permobil.|
His influence in this field has brought many changes in how people think about long-term seating. In May 2008 he opens, together with his wife Anita, the first Bengt Engström Seating Center for Advanced 5 day Practical Courses in Chair Design, Wheelchair Adaptation and Wheelchair Mobility.
Bengt’s approach to seating makes his seating seminars highly requested and appreciated worldwide. Come and enjoy this unique and hands on educational seminar. Bengt Engström would love to meet you, you who are so important!!
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