Aidacare Orange – Critical Analysis Skills for Seating & Mobility Selection

Developing Critical Analysis Skills to Guide Seating & Mobility Selection


Critical Analysis Skills for Seating & Mobility Selection

  • For Complex Rehabilitation Health Professionals
  • Education level of course: Beginner – Intermediate
  • $25 with Morning Tea and Lunch supplied
  • Kindly hosted at Quest Apartments Orange by Aidacare Healthcare Equipment, Orange

This workshop aims to provide therapists with foundation skills to assist them in matching best outcome solutions when prescribing manual mobility bases and wheelchair seating. Both sessions include theoretical components and opportunities to get hands on with a range of products to assist with the consolidation of concepts discussed.

Morning Session

With so many frame styles available how do we match clients needs to the most appropriate solutions for trial? Understanding and applying the principals that guide design can assist us in the clinical reasoning process when selecting the right style of frame for our clients. We will look at some of the key considerations for prescribing adjustable manual wheelchairs based on the latest evidence and research.

Even when we optimally configure a manual wheelchair, for some users a power add on device may be indicated. When do we need to consider a power add on device, what do we need to consider when selecting, what evidence can we provide from the trial process?

Afternoon Session

What are we trying to achieve in the seating solution – immersion or offloading….or both? How do we decide? What are the essential product parameters when selecting wheelchair seating. Is a MAT assessment essential? How do you translate your MAT assessment findings to identify best options for your client. We will work through some common postural asymmetries and discuss the essential points of control we need to consider.

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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