Education & Evidence

Leslie Wade, MOT, OTR/L

A happy beautiful girl

Regional Clinical Education Manager

Leslie received her Masters of Occupational Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002. She has been practicing occupational therapy as a full-time clinician since graduation. In 2005 she followed her passion and specialized as a primary therapist for patients with spinal cord injuries. Through this she has learned the invaluable need for proper seating and positioning. Starting in 2009, Leslie served as the VCU Health Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Champion. This opportunity provided her with extensive experience in program development, education, mentoring, and leadership. Leslie has provided countless in-services for colleagues, as well as teach at the Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Nursing programs at VCU. Leslie has participated in hospital wide interdisciplinary initiatives focused on early mobilization, bariatrics, patient falls/safety, and spinal cord injury. Leslie joined Permobil as a Regional Clinical Education Manager in 2019.

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