Three Methodist Rehabilitation Center physical therapists recently received their Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification from the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA).
The ATP certification recognizes demonstrated competence in analyzing the needs of consumers with disabilities, assisting in the selection of appropriate assistive technology for the consumers’ needs, and providing training in the use of the selected devices, according to RESNA.
Christopher McGuffey of Madison serves patients of the spinal cord injury program at Methodist Rehab’s main hospital in Jackson. He received his physical therapy degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Medicine.
Cameron Huff of Jackson and Heather Maloney of Madison currently serve patients at Methodist Rehab’s Assistive Technology Clinic, which is located at the hospital’s outpatient services facility in Flowood. Both received their physical therapy degree from UMMC.
Erin Bischofberger of Madison, therapy manager of the Assistive Technology Clinic, has been ATP certified since 2012. Bischofberger is also the state’s only Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS) certified physical therapist working in a clinical setting.
This certification, also provided by RESNA, recognizes demonstrated competence in seating and mobility assessment, funding resources, implementation of intervention, and outcome assessment and follow-up.
MRC’s Assistive Technology Clinic offers seating and wheeled mobility solutions designed to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities. For more information, call 601-936-8838 or visit www.methodistonline.org/assitive-technology-clinic.