APT Free Seminar - Assessment Strategies for Mobility Devices – Real World Meets Reality: How to Navigate in These Exciting Times
St Giles (The Big Gym), 11 Gant Street, Lenah Valley TAS 7008
This workshop provides valuable information to participants newer to the assessment, prescription and funding processes of seating and wheelchair prescription - or those wishing to have a bit of a new look at seating evaluation
All Day Session: 9.30am to 3.00pm
ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES FOR MOBILITY DEVICES - REAL WORLD MEETS REALITY: HOW TO NAVIGATE IN THESE EXCITING TIMES
This workshop provides valuable information to participants newer to the assessment, prescription and funding processes of seating and wheelchair prescription - or those wishing to have a bit of a new look at seating evaluation.
This is an interactive workshop. We will take the process from the beginning: including client assessment, postural mat evaluation, and translating into equipment solutions.
We’ll address funding considerations, compromises and providing solutions for abnormal postures.
The day will include hands-on practice with each other and, to finish, hands-on practice with a client.
At the end of this workshop, participants will feel confident in assessing and prescribing seating systems which promote comfortable, attainable & functional postures
Presenter: Amy Bjornson, MS, MPT, ATP, Clinical Educator
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any dietary requirements.