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Wheeled Mobility & Postural Management Level 1

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The Wheeled Mobility and Postural Management Level 1 Credential recognises that therapists undertaking assessment for specialist wheeled mobility and seating, and postural management require specialist knowledge and training. This knowledge allows the therapist to provide appropriate advice and recommendations related to wheeled mobility, seating and postural management solutions.

All eligible professionals wanting to assess and prescribe wheelchairs and seating need to be a credentialed assessor in either Wheeled Mobility Level 1 or Level 2 (as applicable)

The clinical indicators for Wheeled Mobility & Postural Management Level 1 and the required competency pathway are provided below:

Indicators for Wheeled Mobility & Postural Management Level 1

How do I become a credentialed assessor for Wheeled Mobility & Postural Management Level 1?

You must be the following health professional to apply for this category:

Eligible Health Professionals wishing to become a Credentialed Wheeled Mobility & Postural Management Level 1 EMS Assessor will need to successfully complete requirements as outlined in the Competency Framework via EMS Assessor Online before making a service request to Enable New Zealand.

To apply for this credential you will need to:

  • Log in and register on EMS Assessor Online and complete the EMS Core Module, see below.
  • Attend a Ministry of Health approved Level 1 Wheeled Mobility & Postural Management training workshop and associated post workshop worksheets and assessments.
  • Complete an Enable New Zealand online application as a Provisional WMPML1 assessor (this requires support of your employer/supervisor)
  • Make an application for credentialed Wheeled Mobility & Postural Management Level 1 within two years of attendance at the workshop. Failure to do so will require attendance at the workshops
  • Have support and endorsement of your supervisor/employer who is required to register and log into EMS Assessor Online to complete the employer declaration for this credentialed category.
  • Wheeled Mobility & Postural Management Level 1 has an optional endorsement for Wheeled Mobility & Postural Management - Lying, refer to the Competency Framework for further information. If you want to apply for this optional endorsement you will need to do so as a separate application via EMS Assessor Online

Ongoing Requirements

You are required to re-credential for Wheeled Mobility & Postural Management Level 1 every three years. The requirements to re-credential for Wheeled Mobility & Postural Management Level 1 are listed below:

Ministry of Health Re-credentialing Requirements for Wheeled Mobility &  Postural Management Level 1

To apply for re-credentialing, you will need to log into EMS Assessor Online below and apply for the relevant Re-credentialing category.

Reference Material

Click on the link below to access the various documents and reference material available:

Wheeled Mobility & Postural Management Reference Material

For further information you can call the EMS Assessor Helpline on 0800 171 981

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The NZ Ministry of Health acknowledges the contribution of Seating to Go and Auckland District Health Board in the creation of this material.

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