Aidacare Hervey Bay – Power Assist & Add-On Devices, Jay Seating Solutions

Two Half-Day Courses

Play Day – Power Assist and Power Add-On Devices & Jay Seating Solutions

For Complex Rehabilitation Health Professionals

6 AHPRA CPD HOURS
Cost $25 with morning tea and lunch.

Kindly hosted at the Beach House Hotel by
Aidacare Healthcare Equipment, Hervey Bay

Content Overview:

Play Day – Power Assist and Power Add-On Devices
1/2 Day Course with Power Assist Devices

Don’t be overwhelmed by all the different devices in the power add on/ assist category. During this interactive course, we’ll get a chance to use these devices in practical situations. We will also investigate how to set them up and program them for a variety of case scenarios.

You’ll have the opportunity to feel how these systems impact functional mobility and affect endurance, motor control and strength requirements. We’ll consider the changes to manoeuvrability and transport.

Come ready to learn helpful tips and tricks in selecting and assessing these power devices.

Jay Seating Solutions
1/2 Day Course  Tool Time –Manual and Power Wheelchairs

Become an expert in the Jay Portfolio of cushions, backrests and headrests. This jam-packed course will quickly review the Science of Seating before detailing what the Jay Line can offer for skin protection and posture promotion. We’ll cover how to manage postural issues as well as modifications available through the Jay Your Way program.

Presenter

Amy Bjornson, BS, MPT, ATP, SMS, Physiotherapist

Clinical Education Manager, Asia Pacific

Trained as a Physical Therapist in the United States, Amy has over 20 years’ experience working with the adult and paediatric neurologic populations, with specialties in the treatment of spinal cord injury, and evaluation and provision of assistive technology for clients with physical challenges. She was the director of the Seating and Mobility Clinic in Boston, MA USA and provided consultation services to the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation. Based in Sydney, Amy currently develops and implements national and international training programs on using Assistive Technology to enhance inclusion, health and well-being in those with physical disabilities. She also serves a product improvement and development role for Sunrise Medical, Australia.

Amy focuses on providing sound solutions that create positive results, even in challenging environments. She consistently implements innovative ideas focused on improving the lives of people with disabilities. She assisted with foundation of Australia’s chapter of GoBabyGo, a charitable organisation dedicated to early mobility for very young children.

Amy is a dynamic speaker who has lectured extensively on seating and mobility, wound management and the physical therapy treatment of spinal cord injured clients. She has also travelled to several developing countries, learning and sharing information with their medical communities.

Amy received her ATP certification in 1995, SMS certification in 2015 and Australian Physiotherapy certification in 2018. She is a friend of NRRTS and a member of RESNA. She is an active member of Wheelchairs for Humanity, Health Volunteers Overseas and offers technology support to Hidden Treasures Home, Fuzhou China.

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Amy Bjornson
BS, MPT, ATP, SMS, Physiotherapist Director of Clinical Education – Asia Pacific
Trained as a Physical Therapist in the United States, Amy has over 20 years’ experience working with the adult and paediatric neurologic populations, with specialties in the treatment of spinal cord injury, and evaluation and provision of assistive technology for clients with physical challenges. She was the director of the Seating and Mobility Clinic in Boston, MA USA and provided consultation services to the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation. Based in Sydney, Amy currently develops and implements national and international training programs on using Assistive Technology to enhance inclusion, health and well-being in those with physical disabilities. She also serves a product improvement and development role for Sunrise Medical, Australia. Amy focuses on providing sound solutions that create positive results, even in challenging environments. She consistently implements innovative ideas focused on improving the lives of people with disabilities. She assisted with foundation of Australia’s chapter of GoBabyGo, a charitable organization dedicated to early mobility for very young children. Amy is a dynamic speaker who has lectured extensively on seating and mobility, wound management and the physical therapy treatment of spinal cord injured clients. She has also travelled to several developing countries, learning and sharing information with their medical communities. Amy received her ATP certification in 1995, SMS certification in 2015 and Australian Physiotherapy certification in 2018. She is a friend of NRRTS and a member of RESNA. She is an active member of Wheelchairs for Humanity, Health Volunteers Overseas and offers technology support to Hidden Treasures Home, Fuzhou China.
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