The course is designed specifically for clinicians and suppliers who want to take their seating skills to the next level. Learn why coming to Colorado for the course could be a game-changer for your seating practice, here.
Plan now to take a Ride Custom Certification Course in 2020!
January 9 – 10
February 27 – 28
April 23 – 24
July 30 – 31
October 22 – 23
October 29 – 30
Registration is open; class size is limited. We look forward to hosting you for a great educational experience at Ride Designs in Colorado.
We know you’ve been meaning to attend… so select now from among nine Ride Custom Certification Courses sessions offered for 2019!
February 28 – March 1
April 11 – 12
April 18 – 19
May 16 – 17
June 20 – 21
July 25 – 26
August 1 – 2
October 17 – 18
October 24 – 25
The course is designed specifically for clinicians and suppliers who want to take their seating skills to the next level. Learn why coming to Colorado for the course may be a game changer for your seating practice here.
Registration for all 2019 dates is now open. Register early here; class size is limited.
This course is designed specifically for clinicians and suppliers who want to take their seating skills to the next level.
We’re often asked if we will have a certification course outside of Denver. While this is an option that is continually being discussed, we believe traveling to Colorado is still the very best option for getting the most out of the Ride Custom Certification Course.
“Most practical, clearly explained and in-depth seating workshop I have participated in, in my nine years in the industry. Love the culture of the company.”
The two-day course will provide you with the best information available on custom seating — course content ranges from dynamic lecture session to hands on workshop sessions.
We stress working as a team to get the best outcome, from clinicians, to ATPs, techs and the clients themselves. Ride takes the same approach to our seating courses — our lineup of presenters and hands-on facilitators are among the best in the industry. We offer our stellar seating experts in presentations from Tom Hetzel, PT, Ride Designs CEO, and in hands-on guidance from founder and president, Joe Bieganek.
Part of what makes the class unique is that you’ll get to interact and work with a significant number of people on the Ride Designs team. You’ll tour the Aspen Seating Clinic and the Ride manufacturing facility for a better understanding of how the product line has evolved, been produced, and tested.
“Excellent opportunity to tour the production facility and now truly appreciate the technology, training and time that goes into the creation of the Ride cushions. Appreciated the review of the evidence to support technology and help bolster my clinical justification.”
The course begins with an in-depth lecture on seating theory. We discuss why Ride’s seating strategy is based on science developed by prosthetists and orthotists. We consider the benefits of pressure and shear, yes, you read that right, benefits of pressure and shear. There’ll be discussions on the research relevant to Ride products. We’ll also discuss early and late seating strategies/interventions, based on different postural tendencies along with handling unique body postures. These sessions will reveal the differences between Ride Designs and the other players in the seating industry.
The orthotic and prosthetic approach to seating is quite different from the philosophy of every other seating company. Our goal is to arm you with the best tools for successful outcomes with custom seating. Every Certification class provides individualized attention and hands-on experience with actual wheelchair users who are dealing with real-life seating challenges.
“Finally, a seating course for experienced clinicians with amazing supportive research, wonderful educators and an abundance of take home knowledge. I’m excited to share with our rehab team!”
You’ll also get to network with a group of cool people from the industry in a relaxed setting. (Did we mention the food?!) You’ll gain CEUs and be certified to work with our custom products… perhaps you can even tack a couple of days onto your trip to spend some time exploring Colorado! Pick a date and plan a trip — registration is open here!
[And yes, the quotes above are actual verbatim comments from attendee evaluations.]
Watch “Early versus Late Intervention with Custom Molded Seating” presented by Tom Hetzel, PT, ATP here.
• Learn about evaluation findings that can help build justification for early intervention with custom seating.
• Discover errors often seen with indirect custom molded simulation plus strategies to overcome them.
• Explore how shape and orientation influence postural correction and postural tendency in a custom molded seating system.