COMPLEX SEATING CHALLENGES
For Health Professionals
Education level of course: Beginner – Intermediate
5 AHPRA CPD HOURS
$25 with Morning Tea and Lunch supplied
Kindly hosted at Commercial Club Albury by
Aidacare Healthcare Equipment, Albury
Complex Seating Challenges with Medifab
Ensuring appropriate prescription and set up of a seating system that preserves function and posture, protect the skin and promote a sense of well-being is absolutely paramount when providing wheelchair seating services to our clients. When our client has complex postural needs, this can be particularly challenging.
This interactive and intermediate level workshop has been designed to assist therapists supporting people with complex postural deviations who are likely to require complex seating solutions. The learning process will be facilitated by step-by-step demonstrations and real case study discussions where participants will have the opportunity to learn, develop and/or improve assessment and prescription skills to ensure postural and functional goals for their clients.
Learning objectives/ Topics covered:
- Seating and Positioning principles and best practices
- Human Biomechanics
- Initial Assessment Intake
- MAT Assessment – step-by-step
- Clinical Reasoning Process
- Clinical Applications
Presenter: Joana Santiago
Head of Clinical Education, Medifab
Joana Santiago is the Head of Clinical Education and the R&D Clinical Lead for Medifab. She completed her degree in Occupational Therapy in Portugal and soon developed a passion for Posture Care and Wheelchair Seating & Positioning. With more than 15 years of experience, Joana takes pride in her flexible capability in reaching good clinical outcomes by considering the individual needs, wants and expectations of those she works with. Joana is based in Australia where she primarily assists clinicians by sharing her knowledge and expertise through education and mentoring programs. Furthermore, she has a positive influence on the development, supply, and training of Medifab’s extensive range of products.
She is a specialist in her field and has presented at a variety of national and international conferences, around the world.
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