Catherine Sweeney, PT, ATP/SMS
Regional Clinical Education Manager
Catherine is currently a Regional Clinical Education Manager for Permobil. She graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI in 1990, and has extensive clinical experience in acute care, acute rehabilitation, and out-patient settings with a primary focus on neurologic rehabilitation. Prior to joining the Permobil team in September of 2019, Catherine worked at Providence St.Joseph Medical Center in Portland, Oregon for 24 years. She was instrumental in the development of the wheelchair seating clinic program, serving adults with mobility and positional needs. Catherine’s skill set includes expert skill level in wheelchair seating and positioning interventions for adults, applying clinical best practice guidelines to achieve appropriate wheelchair seating outcomes for her clients. She was the lead clinical education resource for wheelchair seating interventions for Providence regional clinical settings in Oregon. Catherine is a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) and Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS). Now with Permobil, she is presenting clinical education programs to therapists and DME providers regarding seating, mobility, and pressure ulcer prevention concepts to advance the skill level of her audience with the focus on improving clinical outcomes for clients. Catherine is an active member of RESNA and the APTA, and served for two years as co-chair of the RESNA PT PSG .