APT Free Seminar - Mobility for Clients with Neurologic Impairment

Carina Leagues Club, 1390 Creek Rd, Carina QLD 4152

13 Sep 2017 9:30 AM

This all day workshop will focus on clients with acquired brain injuries (CVA, TBI, etc.), following a discussion on the process for determining the most appropriate device.

APT Free Seminar - Mobility for Clients with Neurologic ImpairmentArrival: 9.30am
All Day Session: 10.00am to 3.00pm
MOBILITY FOR CLIENTS WITH NEUROLOGIC IMPAIRMENT

Clients with neurologic impairments frequently present with complex seating and mobility needs. Along with the physical deficits that warrant the use of a mobility device, cognitive, visual, and postural impairments further complicate equipment prescription. Even the process of determining the right mobility device (power vs. upright manual vs. dependent device) can be a bit daunting. This all day workshop will focus on clients with acquired brain injuries (CVA, TBI, etc.), following a discussion on the process for determining the most appropriate device. Time will be spent discussing the process for scripting an upright manual wheelchair. There will be hands-on time with equipment and the measuring process as well. The afternoon will be dedicated to discussing the visual and cognitive barriers to independent mobility as well as training strategies to increase success in wheelchair skills for increased independence.

Presenter: Magdalena Love
OTR, ATP, Permobil

Magdalena received her Masters of Occupational Therapy from University of Florida. Following a speciality 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.