Accreditation in Wheeled Mobility & Postural Management Level 2 (WMPM L2) allows you to provide advice and recommendations for ‘complex’ equipment to meet people’s essential mobility and postural needs.
The credential covers these types of equipment:
Ultra-lightweight manual wheelchairs
All-day manual wheelchairs for active children
Seating functions such as power seat elevation, tilt, recline, stand and/or leg elevate
Non-standard joysticks for power wheelchairs
Customised cushions and back supports
Specialised trunk and/or head supports
Specialised pressure care solutions.
There is an optional module for endorsement in complex custom fabrication – customised backrests and cushions for people with significant postural issues.
Who is eligible?
Occupational therapists (OT) and physiotherapists (PT) who are already credentialed in level 1 can apply for this credential.
What are the accreditation requirements?
The competency framework sets out the pathway to gaining the credential.
Learning and development programme
You must complete a learning and development programme through Seating to Go, the approved provider. Under supervision you complete a case study, which is reviewed by a credentialing panel.
Your supervisor or employer must complete a declaration.
When you have completed all the requirements you can apply for the credential in EMS Assessor Online.
EMS advisor task signoff
During wheeled mobility and postural management outreach clinics, EMS advisors can sign off WMPM level 2 tasks that meet the following conditions:
The tasks would need to relate specifically to the client that is in the clinic that day
The outreach coordinator would need to be advised of this prior to clinic and it would need to be completed within the allocated time slot of the clinic.
Tasks that don’t need to be signed off by the supervising/mentoring therapist. These are tasks 6,7,8,11,and 12.
Please note: The outreach coordinator cannot act as the supervisor or be responsible for the final sign off.
When does this accreditation expire?
This accreditation is valid for three years. View the recredentialing requirements for details.