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APT Free Seminar: Assessment of Paediatric Clients for Postural Systems, Standing Devices and Wheelchairs. Using 24 hours to facilitate Posture, Function, Participation and Overall Wellbeing.

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (AEST)

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Aidacare Professional Training with Sunrise Medical

 

 

APT Free Seminar:  

Arrival: 9:00am

All Day Session: 9:30am to 3:00pm 

APT Free Seminar: Assessment of Paediatric Clients for Postural Systems, Standing Devices and Wheelchairs. Using 24 hours to facilitate Posture, Function, Participation and Overall Wellbeing.

This is an intermediate course addressing the postural and mobility needs of the paediatric population while considering all 24 hours of the day. We will take the process from the beginning: including client assessment and postural mat evaluation.  We’ll consider tone, spasticity, growth and abnormal postures.  We’ll then translate this information into assistive technology options to promote function and participation.   


This course will offer an opportunity to work through paediatric seating and mobility prescription in a clear, step-by-step process designed to support successful outcomes.  Clinicians will understand:

  • The power of 24 hour posture support
  • Postural management of paediatric clients while considering growth, ease of use, participation
  • How to maximise health, posture and function for paediatric clients
  • Critical components to consider in paediatric wheelchairs 
  • Key features in Leckey Sleep and Seating Systems
  • Key features of Leckey Standing Systems
  • Key features and configuration available on Zippie Paediatric wheelchairs

 

At the end of this workshop, participants will feel confident in assessing and prescribing seating systems and wheelchairs for the paediatric client.

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


Presenter:

AMY BJORNSON, 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.

                                                 




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Commercial Club Albury (Stanley A Room)
618 Dean Street
NSW 2640
Australia

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (AEST)


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Aidacare

 

Aidacare is the leading provider of ward based equipment and rehabilitation products to Aged Care facilities, Hospitals, Physio and Occupational Therapists and private retail clients in Australia. We have 20 locations across NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania and South Australia, and together with our Network Partners you can be sure we service your area in both Metro and Regional centres.

 

 

The Aidacare Professional Training (APT) is a national program that offers all healthcare providers, such as Allied Health Clinicians, Nurses, Case Managers, Carers and Medical Professionals the most up-to-date educational training. This is a great opportunity to build up your CPD (Continuing Professional Development) hours which Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists need for the renewal of their registration each year.

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