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APT Free Seminar - Specialised Seating Solutions for People with Asymmetric Postures


Wednesday, 13 September 2017 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (AEST)

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Aidacare Professional Training with Medifab (Spex)



APT Free Seminar:

Arrival: 9.30am

All Day Session: 10:00am to 3:00pm 


This 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 or complex postural needs. Participants can also expand their practical knowledge and skills with seating and positioning by hands-on moments during the day. 


- Seating posture deviations 

Practical considerations/strategies to meet positioning needs 

- Differentiate the need to correct, accommodate and inhibit postural asymmetry 

New SPEX Seating range – from the latest updates to clinical applications 

- Case presentations and problem solving

SPEX Workshops are suitable for therapists, rehab engineers and other healthcare professionals interested in learning about assessing, prescribing and setting up postural equipment for children, young people or adults with complex physical disabilities. 




 Joana Santiago completed her training in Occupational Therapy in Portugal in 2004. Her initial clinical practice enabled her to work closely with a diverse range of clients with neurological and traumatic injuries. From this experience, she developed a passion for Seating and Positioning equipment as she understands that a comprehensive postural management can have a strong influence on functionality, health and the ability to lead a 

positive lifestyle! Over the past 10 years, Joana has worked within the Assistive Technology industry in 5 different countries and takes pride in her flexible ability to reach good clinical outcomes by considering the individual, cultural and social needs of those she works with. She is now based in Australia as a Clinical Business Development for Medifab where she is able to have a positive influence on the development, supply and training of their extensive range of products. Joana has presented internationally, including at the European Seating Symposium and Asia-Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress and nationally at different in-services to seating clinics, at the Australian Assistive Technology Conference and at ATSA Independent Living EXPO. 

Lunch is provided. Please email if you have any dietary requirements. 


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Mercure Wagga Wagga
1-15 Morgan Street
Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (AEST)

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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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