Aidacare Central Coast – Mobility Bases for Optimal Functional Outcomes

IDENTIFICATION OF THE APPROPRIATE TYPE OF MOBILITY BASE TO MEET FUNCTIONAL GOALS

 

For Complex Rehabilitation Health Professionals

Education level of course: Beginner – intermediate

5 CPD HOURS

Aidacare Healthcare Equipment, Central Coast

 

CLINICAL CONSIDERATIONS:

This workshop considers the clinical and design differences between types of mobility bases and their use for best outcomes.

The ICF framework will be used to guide attendees through the decision-making process for selection of most appropriate type of mobility base to trial.

• When is it appropriate to consider a power add on vs a powered mobility base?

• What are the crucial clinical considerations to identify manual wheelchair mobility?

• How do we identify when a client may benefit from a powered mobility base?

• How do we match the best AT outcome to an individual’s needs?

This workshop will work through the clinical considerations for prescribing AT solutions for functional mobility. The identification of initial assistive technology solutions must meet an end users functional and mobility goals.

This workshop looks at key clinical indicators for use of manual, power mobility bases and power add on devices. Attendees will be encouraged to engage in discussions of real-life scenarios and will be provided with a variety of case studies.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

• Articulate the clinical reasoning process for identifying appropriate mobility base type for trial

• Discuss at least 3 considerations for each type of mobility option (manual, power, power assist)

• Articulate a minimum of 2 considerations in selecting powered mobility drive base configuration

 

Presenter: Tracee-Lee Maginnity

Permobil Clinical Education Specialist

Occupational Therapist

Tracee-Lee Maginnity joined Permobil Australia in July 2019, as a Clinical Education Specialist. She graduated Auckland University of Technology with a BHSc (Occupational Therapy) in 2003 and has since worked in various roles related to seating and mobility, including assessing, prescribing and educating. Tracee-Lee is passionate about maximising functional outcomes with end users and the importance of education within the industry.

 

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Tilly Brook
Occupational Therapist
Tilly has travelled the world in her 10+ year career as an Occupational Therapist working within the assistive technology industry. Tilly is currently the Clinical Hub Team Leader where she has assisted in the development of the Sunrise Medical Australia clinical services. She provides education to clinicians around Australia and assists in the prescription of wheelchair and seating for clients with complex seating needs.
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