APT Free Seminar: You Picked the Right Manual Wheelchair Frame - Don’t Stop There. Manual Wheelchair Prescription and Client Skills training

Royal Rehab (Clive Austin Conference Centre), 235 Morrison Road, Ryde NSW 2112

4 Apr 2018 9:00 AM

Learn how to prescribe and configure manual wheelchairs to maximise independence, function and long term health with avoidance of overuse injuries. Topics will include assessment strategies, frame selection and configuration to promote safe, functional independence in an active manual wheelchair.

APT Free Seminar: You Picked the Right Manual Wheelchair Frame - Don’t Stop There. Manual Wheelchair Prescription and Client Skills training.All Day Session: 9:30am to 3:00pm

APT Free Seminar: You Picked the Right Manual Wheelchair Frame - Don’t Stop There. Manual Wheelchair Prescription and Client Skills training.

Learn how to prescribe and configure manual wheelchairs to maximise independence, function and long term health with avoidance of overuse injuries. Topics will include assessment strategies, frame selection and configuration to promote safe, functional independence in an active manual wheelchair.

We’ll experience, through trial and interaction, how different frame styles and set ups affect propulsion, comfort and ultimately client function.

In the second half of the session, the attendees will use properly configured chairs to put their skills to the test. In small groups, we’ll practice instruction and completion of a variety of wheelchair skills from propulsion to wheelies, transfer strategies and more. We will discuss the importance of these skills in everyday life and present strategies for instruction.

We’ll also address “aging with a disability” and disease progression – what options are available for clients when pushing independently becomes too difficult or inefficient?

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