APT Free Seminar: How to tackle wheeled mobility & seating...

Wed, 29 August 9:30 am Health & Wellness
APT Free Seminar: How to tackle wheeled mobility & seating...
Venue: Aidacare
Address: 21 - 23 Tikalara Street (Regency Park flag)

Aidacare Professional Training With SPEX     APT Free Seminar   Arrival: 9:00am All Day Session: 9:30am to 1:00pm  APT Free Seminar: How to tackle wheeled mobility & seating assessments with confidence! This intermediate level workshop allows professionals the opportunity to enhance their clinical reasoning skills in determining the optimal seating and positioning strategy when dealing with clients with complex postural and mobility needs. It applies evidence-based knowledge to seating and postural management and aims to guide health professionals through the seating process, from the postural MAT assessment to the prescription/ final product set up. Participants can also expand their practical knowledge and skills with seating and positioning by hands on moments during the session.  Topics covered:  - Principles of posture and seating  - Biomechanics as applied to posture management  - Seating and positioning assessment process  - MAT assessment  - Translating findings into equipment set up  - Case presentations and problem solving  SPEX Workshops are suitable for therapists, rehab engineers and other healthcare professionals interested in learning more about assessing, prescribing and setting up postural equipment for adults with asymmetric postures.   Refreshments  provided. Please email training@aidacare.com.au if you have any dietary requirements.  Presenters: JOANA SANTIAGO Medifab, Australia   Joana Santiago completed her training in Occupational Therapy in Portugal in 2004. Her initial clinical experience enabled her to work closely with a diverse range of clients with neurological and traumatic injuries. She is passionate about Seating and Positioning and understands how comprehensive postural management can have a strong influence on functionality, health and the ability to lead a positive lifestyle.    Over the past 10 years Joana has worked within the Assistive Technology industry in 5 different countries and takes pride in her flexible ability to reach good clinical outcomes by considering the individual, cultural and social needs of those she works with. She is based in Australia as a Clinical Business Development for Medifab where she is able to have a positive influence on the development, supply and training of their extensive range of products. Joana has presented internationally, including at the European Seating Symposium, Oceania Seating Symposium and Asia-Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress and nationally at different in-services to seating clinics, at the Australian Assistive Technology Conference and at ATSA Independent Living EXPO.      (less...) (more...)

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