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Innovative & Effective Uses of Suspension & Non-Suspension Equipment – Live w/ Recording

July 8

| $195

Innovative & Effective Uses of Suspension & Non-Suspension Equipment: Supporting Performance & Participation Across Environments

This one-day equipment and activities based course will explore the possibilities of suspension and non-suspension equipment across environments. Learn how to create, modify, and adapt therapy devices that are safe and low-cost for an array of clients in clinics, homes, and schools. Straight-forward instruction and demonstration on historically successful construction and installation strategies for suspension equipment will be provided. Beyond activity set-up, participants will be exposed to a variety of activities utilizing standard sensory integrative equipment often found in clinics and schools (swings, gym balls, scooter boards, etc.), as well as activities utilizing everyday objects found in the home (laundry baskets, blankets, pillows, etc.).

Activity discussions and analysis will be grounded in an introduction to sensory processing and integration of the vestibular, proprioceptive, and visual systems and their specialized and complementary functions relative to occupational performance. Furthermore, participants will learn how to individualize treatment and adapt activities moment-to-moment based upon a client’s unique clinical picture. This course is appropriate for therapists working in a variety of treatment settings looking to enhance their own variety and creative use of equipment to support clients’ functional outcomes.

Take an additional discount of $15 per participant for groups of 3 or more individuals enrolling simultaneously under the same web-order.

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Online* w/ Limited Three-Week Recording Access


Monday, July 8, 2024, 9:00am – 4:15pm Central Daylight Time (CDT)
Check-in begins at 8:30am CDT
Test begins at approx. 4:15pm CDT 

Live Webinar Registration Closes:
Monday, July 8th at 7:30am CDT

Recording Registration Closes:
Thursday, July 11th at 10:00am CDT

Can’t make it on July 8th? A recording of the course will be available from July 11th to August 1st. Just register below and you’ll have the option to receive access to both the live course and the recording. If you plan to watch the recording, you’ll still be eligible to receive CEU’s.




Mary Kawar; M.S., OT/L
Sheila M. Frick; OTR/L

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe five different activities using a variety of suspension equipment that support postural activation and alignment.
  • Discuss how to fully activate the vestibular receptors using suspension equipment, as well as by using non-suspension equipment.
  • Recognize how to adapt and grade activities based upon a client’s unique clinical picture.
  • Select activities that support the organization of the vestibular-ocular-cervical triad as a foundation for functional participation.
  • Identify various suspension system options for clinic, school, and home environments.
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Continuing Ed

Vital Links is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval #02584. This Distance Learning course is offered at 0.6 CEUs, Beginner, Foundational Knowledge and Occupational Therapy Service Delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

Target Audience

Occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, educators and other interested allied health professionals

Completion Requirements

To receive a certificate of course completion, participants must attend and participate in the entire course, and complete a post-course quiz with a passing score of 70% or higher. Participants who complete the course via independent self-study must view the entire course and complete a post-course quiz with a passion score of 70% or higher to receive a certificate of course completion.

Registrants will receive an email within a week of the course containing instructions on how to access the live webinar and printable course materials, such as, the PowerPoint handouts.

  • The email address entered under “Attendee #” during online registration will be the address that receives the instructions email.
  • Please check your inbox and junk folder for the following email Subject: “Register on GoToTraining for your Vital Links Online Course, Suspension & Non-Suspension”

Please Contact Us if you have any questions.

Device Compatibility

There are basic device requirements for Vital Links webinars on Zoom. While you can join the session via a computer, tablet, or mobile device, viewers may have an enhanced experience through the use of a computer.

Contact Us if you have questions regarding compatibility.

Recording Details

The course recording will be offered for a limited time, and the registration deadline is July 11th at 10:00am CDT. The viewing window for the recording special begins on Thursday, July 11, 2024 and expires on Thursday, August 1, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT. You may view the recording at your leisure during the viewing window — break it up or watch it all at once…it’s up to you! However, access to the recording, test, and course materials will no longer be available after the noted time; please plan accordingly.

How do I access the recording?
You will receive an email on July 11th by 5:00pm CDT to access the course recording and printable handouts. Your device must have access to an internet connection and the capability to stream YouTube videos.

Will I receive a certificate?
To receive credit for viewing the course recording, viewers are required to submit their test with a passing score (70% or higher) no later than Thursday, August 1st at 11:59pm CDT.
Viewers can expect to receive a Certificate of Completion via email by Wednesday, August 7.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Vital Links will make every effort to honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities, including but not limited to written transcripts, multiple viewing attempts, and increased amount of time to complete training activities. It is a priority for Vital Links to ensure participation in all courses and activities for all individuals. Vital Links is committed to ensuring non-discrimination and to resolving any complaints related to a disability in a prompt and equitable manner.


Cancellations requesting a refund must be in writing and received by Vital Links two weeks prior to the course; refunds will not be granted after that date. Approved refunds will be issued after the final course date (minus $50 processing fee). Cancellation requests may transfer full credit towards another Vital Links course if notification is received in writing at least 7 business days prior to the start date.

Vital Links is not responsible for device compatibility issues, and it is each registrant’s responsibility to ensure his/her device is compatible with the noted platform and services. Any difficulty with compatibility is not grounds for a refund after the live webinar session begins.

Vital Links reserves the right to cancel any course with due cause and refund in full.

Purchase Orders

If you choose to register via Purchase Order, please attach a scanned copy of your completed and signed form to your “shopping cart” during checkout. Otherwise, you may fax the form to: 1-866-636-9720. Note: please add an administrative fee of $15.00 to each order submitted via Purchase Order. Registrations submitted via Purchase Order Payment will not be processed until the Purchase Order form is received by Vital Links.

*This is a live course. Full attendance during the hours of this webinar is recommended; however, for those unable to attend the entire webinar, a recording is available for a brief viewing period after the course concludes. See “Recording Details” button above.


Need to contact us by phone? call: 608-270-5424


Sheila M. Frick; OTR/L
Mary Kawar; M.S., OT/L

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