APT Free Seminar - Seating and Mobility Solutions for Maximising Health

Aidacare - Healthcare Equipment, 3/248 Peel Street, Tamworth, NSW 2352

28 Jun 2016 10:30 AM

A Spotlight on Pressure Injury & Shoulder Preservation Strategies.

Morning Session: 10:30am - 12:30pm: Pressure Injury Etiology: What is the New Evidence Telling Us?

Historically, pressure injury etiology has revolved around ischemic changes in the skin, and soft tissue. However, recent evidence shows that deformation of the skin and soft tissue has earlier implications in pressure injury development versus just ischemia alone. This session will review the current best evidence of pressure injury pathophysiology including ischemia, reperfusion tissue injury and tissue deformation. The presentation will revolve around the differences in the development of a superficial pressure injury versus a suspected deep tissue injury. In addition, the extrinsic risk factors commonly associated with pressure injuries will also be discussed along with strategies to minimise the risks.

Afternoon Session: 1:30pm - 2:30pm: Shoulder Preservation Strategies for Individuals in a Manual Wheelchair

This session explores the things clinicians should know to help prevent shoulder problems, including stretching and strengthening exercises, wheelchair setup, propulsion technique, and ergonomic technology. It will explore options available for powered assistance on a manual wheelchair. Hands-on time with the SmartDrive MX2 power assist system will be included.

Presenter: Magdalena Love, OTR, ATP

Magdalena received her Masters of Occupational Therapy from University of Florida. Following a specialty affiliation as a research assistant at the National Institute of Health (NIH), she worked as an OT in the New York School system and at an outpatient paediatric clinic. In 2011, she went on to hold an OT position at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) in Houston, TX on both the Brain Injury then the Spinal Cord Injury/Specialty Rehab team. Magdalena was actively involved in seating and mobility clinics during her career at TIRR. She currently works for Permobil as Clinical Education Specialist, is an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP), and an active member of AOTA and RESNA. In 2016, Magdalena relocated to Sydney to assume the role of Clinical Education Specialist for Permobil in the Australia & New Zealand regions.

Lunch is provided. Please email training@aidacare.com.au if you have any dietary requirements.