Education & Evidence

Elizabeth Cole, MSPT, ATP

Director of Clinical Application – BU Seating and Positioning

Since 1985, Elizabeth has been involved in many aspects of the provision of seating and wheeled mobility. As a Physical Therapist in the greater Boston area, she practiced in neuro rehabilitation, with a specialty in spinal cord injury. For two years, she also conducted a seating and mobility wheelchair clinic. Elizabeth later worked for a global DME manufacturer as an Account Manager, responsible for sales and training for seating and mobility products, and as Director of Education, responsible for development and instruction of educational programs for evaluation, prescription and provision of complex rehab technology. She is currently the Director of Clinical Application for Permobil BU – Seating and Positioning. Elizabeth has also used her industry experiences to provide consulting and education in the area of Medicare policy and reimbursement. She has lectured extensively at conferences, trade shows, colleges and universities, both domestically and internationally and has been published in national industry journals. Elizabeth has served on RESNA’s Board of Directors and is a current member of RESNA’s Professional Standards Board, as well as the Complex Rehab and Mobility Council of AAHomecare and the Clinician’s Task Force. Over the years, Elizabeth has been involved in many industry-wide work groups dedicated to regulatory and legislative policy changes related to DME and complex rehab technology.

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