Seating and Mobility Overview
INCREASING CONFIDENCE FOR THE NON-SEATING SPECIALIST OT’s
5 CPD HOURS
This workshop is for clinicians newer to the prescription process or those that would benefit from a refresher.
We 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!
We’ll cover the basics to immediately increase your confidence!
- Gathering required information in an efficient manner
- Sitting assessment strategies in the community
- Measuring for standard/semi configured MWC and less complex PWC
- 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
Presenter: Prithy Sivaraman
Prithy graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) from Curtin University, WA in 2007 and as a new grad had the opportunity to work with a range of complex adult and paediatric client’s assessing and prescribing Assistive Technology. She hasn’t looked back since, working in community based clinical centres in both WA and SA both prescribing but also providing clinical support and training.
Since joining the team at Sunrise Medical in 2020 she’s enjoyed sharing her ideas and working collaboratively to learn from others experiences to support clients to achieve their goals. Her favourite part of her role is configuring a solution to improve someone’s access or function so they can be more independent or do something they haven’t been able to previously. Outside of work you’ll usually find her in the kitchen cooking with her partner and daughter.