Shorter hospital and rehabilitation stays may not allow enough time to learn important wheelchair skills, or changes through aging require a brush up course to learn new skills to remain independent.

Wheelchair skills are vital as they help prevent secondary conditions or isolation due to an inability to navigate our environment. It also teaches individuals to become more efficient in the usage of their wheelchair.

We host the Skills Classes two times a year, one in the spring and one in the fall. It is a four week class that meets once a week. For more information, contact us.

Topics Covered Each Week:
Week #1: Transferring
Week#2: Managing Your Environment
Week#3: Traveling with Your Chair
Week#4: Mechanics of Your Chair/Adaptive Sports

Fall Series of Advanced Wheelchair Skills

Join the AZSCIA and Banner Physical Therapy for our Fall Series of Advanced Wheelchair Skills! This program is divided into four modules.

Week #1: Transferring (chair to furniture, chair to bed, chair to floor, floor to chair)

Week #2: Managing your Environment (opening and closing doors, operating elevators, wheelies, curbs, ramps, and various terrain, etc.)

Week #3: Traveling with Your Chair (focus is on car transfers, flying travel, and getting out and about)

Week #4: Mechanics of Your Chair/Adaptive Sports (making adjustments to and general maintenance of your wheelchair, an overview of various adaptive sports options)


This series of FREE clinics will be held at Banner Physical Therapy

755 E.McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85006

Dates: Every Tuesday in the month of October – October 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th, 2022 at 4:30-6:30pm