CANCELLED > Hands on Workshop - Take the Complexity out of Complex Seating

Published on Mon, 02/03/2020 - 14:32


Due to the current situation in this country of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Lightning Mobility & Medifab have made the hard decision to cancel/postpone the Spex Complex Seating Workshop that was to be held in Canberra next Thursday 26th March 2020 to protect everyone involved with this hands-on training session.

We will be rescheduling this Workshop at a later date when things start to settle down and will be in touch with more information then


On behalf of Medifab & Joana Santiago, Lightning Mobility would like to invite you to attend our workshop "Taking the Complexity out of Complex Seating" 

  • When: Thursday March 26th 2020
  • Time: 8:30am - 3:00pm.  
  • Where: Eastlake Football Club - Griffith ACT
  • Registration: RSVP on the form below before 12th March 2020 - limited spaces for this workshop available  
  • Fully catered event for all attendees 

All Attendees have the opportunity to gain professional development hours from this workshop & a certificate of course completion at the end of the day


Learning Objectives and Topics Covered:
  • Biomechanical principles of sitting as applied to complex postures and postural deviations
  • Seating Assessment Process - from the identification of individual risks factors to a comprehensive postural MAT evaluation
  • Scope, features, advantages and disadvantages of modular seating systems versus custom moulded seating systems
  • Practical strategies and discussion of potential solutions to meet postural and functional goals
  • Case presentations and problem solving

Prescribing wheelchair seating and mobility products can be a daunting process at times. When dealing with clients with complex postural needs, delivering the best solution to meet both client needs, goals and expectations can bring (unnecessary) anxiety. One can easily assume that an individual with complex physical needs would require complex seating solutions, right? Not necessarily! Complexity is in the eye of the beholder. When we break down the process into basic components, when we get away from the traditional seated posture and when we gain confidence in our practical clinical skills, seating the complex individual no longer has to be a challenge.

This interactive and intermediate level workshop aims to support therapists in developing/ improving assessment and prescription strategies to ensure postural and functional goals for those with more complex postural needs. The learning process will be facilitated by several step-by-step demonstrations, real case study discussions and hands-on moments where participants will have the opportunity to practice their clinical reasoning skills.

We recommended to wear comfortable clothes and bring a bath towel or a yoga mat to be used during the hands-on moments that will happen throughout the day.

Download the Workshop Guide Here