SUPPORTING PAEDIATRIC MOBILITY AND SEATING ACROSS CHILDHOOD
FOR COMPLEX REHABILITATION HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
5 CPD HOURS
$25 with Morning Tea and Lunch supplied
Kindly hosted at Mantra Legends Surfers Paradise by
Aidacare Healthcare Equipment, Gold Coast
CLINICAL FUNCTIONAL JUSTIFICATION
Human development is most rapid in our first few years of life. Multiple analogies such as describing human newborns brains to sponges in the first 3 years are common in human development discussions. But what happens when we don’t have access to mobility or the ability to move? Can access to movement opportunities impact on other areas of development? What kinds of early mobility opportunities are available? How young is too young?
There is a significant body of research that correlates early movement to ongoing development. This session will summarise some of the latest and relevant data as well as look at some of the various devices and programs that look to break down the barriers to independent initiated mobility.
The second half of today’s session will look at concepts around on time mobility and access to age-appropriate mobility as well as considering selection of most appropriate mobility aids for children who require AT to support their mobility needs. What are the specific considerations when prescribing paediatric equipment solutions?
By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
- Articulate the relationship between early mobility and developmental milestones
- Articulate the concept of on time mobility
- Identify at least 2 paediatric specific considerations when prescribing mobility equipment
- Identify at least 2 barriers to independent paediatric mobility
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages to scripting growth into paediatric mobility bases
Presenter: Tracee-Lee Maginnity
Permobil Clinical Education Specialist
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.