Tech Training

U.S. Rehab is proud to offer wheelchair repair technician training to VGM and U.S. Rehab members

U.S. Rehab understands the importance of properly trained personnel, including your wheelchair repair technicians. U.S. Rehab Tech Training is a three-day seminar on power wheelchair repair. Technical trainers from MK Battery, Invacare, Motion Concepts, Permobil, Sunrise Medical and Avid Rehab will present product specifics, basic repair strategies, troubleshooting, and programming. Tech Training attendees will have the choice between a beginner level track and an advanced level track.

Topics to be covered at U.S. Rehab Tech Training

Beginner Track:

  • Electronics and Battery Basics, Motors and Controllers
  • Programming for the new tech
  • Product specific repair and adjustments
  • Industry trends

Advanced Track:

  • Programming for the advanced tech
  • Product specific repair and adjustments
  • Industry trends
  • Introduction to Seating and Positioning for techs

Class size is limited to ensure one-on-one intensive training. 

Any VGM or U.S. Rehab member who has a Red, White and Blue certified technician on staff receives additional parts discounts.
See our brochure for additional details.

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Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the tools that a wheelchair technician needs to rapidly correctly diagnose and perform repairs on manual and power wheelchairs.
  2. Explain the operation of the major electrical components used in wheelchair controllers.
  3. Demonstrate the procedures necessary to trouble shoot electrical issues with wheelchair electronics.
  4. Select and inspect batteries for the DME industry.

VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 2.0 CEUs for this program.

Upcoming 2017 Dates and Locations

June 13-15, 2017

Heartland Conference in Waterloo, IA
For details on Heartland Conference, go to www.vgmheartland.com

Check out the Tech Training Schedule at Heartland

August 8-10, 2017

Houston, TX
Fairfield Inn & Suites Houston Intercontinental Airport
4025 Interwood North Parkway
Houston, TX 77032
P: 281-227-3434
 

October 17-19, 2017

Denver, CO
 Holiday Inn & Suites DIA Hotel
6900 Tower Road
Denver, CO 80249
P: 800-465-4329

Heartland Conference Registration Houston Registration Denver Registration

Cost:
VGM Members: $500
U.S. Rehab Members: $450


Fundamentals of Repair: Power and Manual Wheelchairs

The Fundamentals of Repair: Power and Manual Wheelchairs Program was created for wheelchair repair technicians with less than 2 years’ experience. This self-study program covers basic concepts on electricity, batteries, how to use a multimeter specifically on power mobility equipment, power wheelchair repair, manual wheelchair repair, and scooter repair. VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.7 CEUs for this program.

  • Pricing:

    Retail: $450

    VGM Members: $150

    U.S. Rehab Members: $75

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 Frequently Asked Questions

 Why should I attend this Tech Training when other manufacturers offer their own?

  • We offer advanced content that cannot be found in any other Tech Training seminar. The content has been organized to allow for the manufacturers to expand on higher-level material.
  •  We offer a beginner level for those with less than two years of experience in the industry.
  •  Your tech will get product-specific information on six different manufacturers in three days.
  •  Your tech will get a PWC-specific review of basic electronics and components not offered anywhere else. 
  • Special pricing discounts are offered to VGM and U.S. Rehab members only if you attend and successfully pass U.S. Rehab's Tech Training. 

 I've gone to a previous U.S. Rehab Tech Training. Should I attend this one?

Yes! If you are a technician, you should attend in order to:

  • Learn the essentials of running the service  department as a business and why everyone must  be involved.
  • Coordinate agenda to minimize redundancy.
  • Expand emphasis on learning the "tricks of the  trade" to more quickly and accurately troubleshoot complex systems.
  • Gain information from a clinician perspective in order to better understand what the tech should be aware of and to recognize potential seating and postural issues.

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