Aidacare Tamworth – Power to the People and Power Seat Functions


Two Half-Day Courses: “Power to the People” and “Power Seat Functions”

For Complex Rehabilitation Health Professionals

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

Kindly hosted at Mercure Hotel Tamworth
Aidacare Healthcare Equipment, Tamworth

Power to the People: Power Mobility
So Many Options

1/2 Day Course

Join us for a Quickie Masterclass in powered mobility. We’ll help you understand all the different base types, power seating options and drive control devices and how they impact on client participation and functional outcomes. Consider this a super charged class on understanding powered mobility.

Selecting a suitable base to cover personal and environmental needs.

Funding considerations – when features such as motor size, suspension type and tracking assistance are necessary rather than desirable.

Considerations, compromises and being confident in your advice.

You’ll leave this course excited to work with power wheelchairs!

Power Seat Functions for Power Wheelchairs

1/2 Day Course

Prescribing a powerchair often poses many challenges as you consider factors that affect wheelchair performance and client function. We’ll provide practical advice regarding power seat functions and their use throughout the day.

What the evidence tells us about skin and posture/comfort protection.
How we can influence usage to improve clinical outcomes.
What power seating functions are truly necessary.
What questions we should be asking in the assessment to guide our decision.

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 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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Tickets
25
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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Event Details
  • Days
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  • Start Date
    25/10/2022 8:45 am
  • End Date
    25/10/2022 4:00 pm
  • Location
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    Mercure Hotel Tamworth Scully Park Kent Sreet Tamworth, NSW 2340