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Wheelchair Nerds


Welcome to Wheelchairs Nerds – a podcast to connect and inform people who utilize, prescribe, and provide seating and wheeled mobility equipment.

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Recent episodes


June 19, 2024


Episode 32 - Navigating the road: Learning to drive with a disability

Join us as we chat with Matt Abisamra OTR/L, CDRS, the Driving Program Supervisor at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia, as we delve into the world of driving with a disability. From eligibility criteria to exploring a range of equipment options, understanding the evaluation process, tips on finding the right instructor, and navigating funding sources, we cover a lot in this insightful discussion.

June 5, 2024


Episode 31 - Soaring Ahead: United Spinal’s Alex Bennewith and Kent Keyser on Air Travel Advocacy

Tune in to the latest episode of Wheelchair Nerds as we explore the advancements in air travel advocacy with special guests Alex Bennewith and Kent Keyser from United Spinal Association. Delve into the rich history and mission of United Spinal, along with resources like local chapters and support groups. Our discussion goes into two crucial developments in advocacy and travel.

May 22, 2024


Episode 30 - Speech Therapists: Enhancing Wheelchair Evaluations

In this episode of Wheelchair Nerds, we have the pleasure of welcoming speech language pathologist and assistive technology professional, Debbie Perry, MSR, CCC-SLP, ATP to delve into the vital role that speech therapists play in the pediatric evaluation process for mobility products. Our discussion covers topics such as the vital role communication plays in the evaluation process, timely mobility solutions, fostering collaboration within the interdisciplinary team, and much more.

The information in the podcast is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be medical, billing, or legal advice.