APT Free Seminar - SPEX Forum: How to Optimise Moderate and Complex Postural Needs

Aidacare Thebarton, 71 Port Rd, Thebarton SA 5031

1 Jun 2016 9:00 AM

This forum/workshop allows professionals the opportunity to enhance their clinical reasoning skills in determining the optimal seating and positioning strategy when dealing with clients with moderate to complex postural deformities.

It applies evidence-based knowledge to seating and posture management which reinforces the research and development process. Participants can also expand their practical knowledge and skills with seating and positioning by hands-on moments during the seminar. This session will address the following:

  • Principles and biomechanics of seating for people requiring moderate to complex seating solutions
  • Functional considerations for different disability groups
  • Modular seating solutions – scope, features, advantages and disadvantages
  • Case presentations and problem-solving

Presenter: Joana Santiago, Medifab

Joana Santiago completed her training in Occupational Therapy in Portugal in 2004. Joana is passionate about Seating and Postural management and understands how comprehensive postural management can have a strong influence on functionality, health and the ability to lead a positive lifestyle. Joana’s initial clinical experience enabled her to work closely with a diverse range of clients with a strong history of working with those affected with neurological and traumatic injuries. Joana also has extensive experience working for a European supply company, assessing and supplying a wide range of Assistive Technology including aids for daily living, mobility, complex seating and positioning equipment. With a hands-on and flexible approach, Joana takes pride in her ability to reach good clinical outcomes by considering the individual, cultural and social needs of those she works with. Over the past 10 years Joana has worked within the industry in 4 different counties and is excited to now be based in Australia as a Business Development Manager for Medifab where she is able to have a positive influence on the development and supply of their extensive range of products nationally. Joana has presented internationally, including at the European Seating Symposium and nationally at in-services to seating clinics and dealers and the ATSA expo last year.

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