APT Free Seminar - Seating and Mobility Crash Course - Increasing Confidence for the Non-Seating Specialist OT's

Aidacare Thebarton, 71 Port Rd, Thebarton SA 5031

7 Sep 2017 9:30 AM

This workshop is for clinicians newer to the prescription process or those that need a bit of a refresher ...

APT Free Seminar - Seating and Mobility Crash Course - Increasing Confidence for the Non-Seating Specialist OT'sArrival: 9.30am
All Day Session: 9.30am to 3.00pm
SEATING AND MOBILITY CRASH COURSE - INCREASING CONFIDENCE FOR THE NON-SEATING SPECIALIST OT'S

This workshop is for clinicians newer to the prescription process or those that need a bit of a refresher ...

We’ll cover the basics: immediately increasing your confidence!

  • Gathering required information in an efficient manner
  • Sitting assessment strategies in the community
  • Measuring for standard/semi-configured manual wheelchairs and less complex power wheelchairs
  • Features to look for in a manual wheelchair to suit common diagnoses
  • Common wheelchair adjustments in increase client comfort and function
  • Features to look for in seat cushions to meet client needs

Amy will be providing practical advice on how to evaluate, gather information and select appropriate equipment.

If you have an interest or need to be more confident in assessment for wheelchairs and seating systems, and want learn more about how to successfully provide options to your clients, this is the workshop for you!

Presenter: Amy Bjornson, MS, MPT, ATP, Clinical Educator
Sunrise Medical

Trained as a Physical Therapist in the United States, Amy has over 20 years’ experience working with the adult and paediatric neurologic populations, with specialities in the treatment of spinal cord injury, and evaluation and provision of assistive technology for clients with physical challenges. She was the director of the Seating and Mobility Clinic in Boston, MA USA and provided consultation services to the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

Based in Sydney, Amy currently develops and implements national and international training programs on using Assistive Technology to enhance inclusion, health and well-being in those with physical disabilities. She also serves a product improvement and development role for Sunrise Medical, Australia

Amy focuses on providing sound solutions that create positive results, even in challenging environments. She consistently implements innovative ideas focused on improving the lives of people with disabilities. She recently spearheaded foundation of Australia’s chapter of GoBabyGo, a charitable organisation dedicated to early mobility for very young children.

Amy is a dynamic speaker who has lectured extensively on seating and mobility, wound management and the physical therapy treatment of spinal cord injured clients. She has also travelled to several developing countries, learning and sharing information with their medical communities.

Amy received her ATP certification in 1995, SMS certification in 2015 and is a friend of NRRTS and a member of RESNA. She is an active member of Wheelchairs for Humanity and Health Volunteers Overseas.

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