Clinical Education Interactive Session 1 - Complex Seating The Wheelchair Seating Assessment, 24th November 2020

Published on Thu, 11/12/2020 - 13:37

Interactive Education Session 1: Complex Seating – The Wheelchair Seating Assessment

Joana will breakdown the Seating Assessment  Process in small steps and will demonstrate the impact that client's range of motion, joint flexability, muscle length & skeletal presentation observed on the plith have on wheelchair seating angles and postural support requirements.

Prescribing wheelchair seating equipment can be daunting. How can we assure the prescribed solution will achieve successful outcomes? Well, the basis for any seating and mobility intervention should be, first and foremost, about the person and their body. We will increase the odds of choosing the right product if we perform a comprehensive postural assessment to identify the cause of the postural deviation. During this session Joana will break down the Seating Assessment Process in small steps and will demonstrate the impact that client's range of motion, joint flexibility, muscle length and skeletal presentation observed on the plinth have on wheelchair seating angles and postural support requirements.
 
Main topics covered include: 

  • Human Biomechanics & Seating and Positioning principles,
  • Initial Assessment Intake,
  • MAT Assessment,
  • Clinical Reasoning Process,
  • Case Studies

Presenter: Joana Santiago, Clinical Educator and R&D Clinical Lead for Medifab
Date: 24th November 2020
Time: 11am - 1pm