Comfortable seating systems afford the greatest possible support and mobility
Safe support while standing increases both physical and mental well-being
Robust and light walking aids increase mobility
Safe and comfortable solutions for the transport of disabled children
Mobile toilet and bath chairs provide helpers with the best working conditions
The right accessories are important in obtaining the correct position
'SAT'- SEATING ASSESSMENT TRAINING (launch session): Thursday 7th June. 9:30–16:00.Etac R82, Unit D4A, Coombswood Business Park East, Halesowen, West Midlands. B62 8BH
To book a place telephone: +44 (0)121 561 2222 or Email: uk.education@R82.com
Lunch and refreshments will be provided. The next two training dates will be published shortly.
SAT is a new, free training course aimed at Paediatric OT’s and Physiotherapists who want to develop their knowledge of seating principles and problem solving solutions. It offers the opportunity for collaboration between therapists and equipment providers so that individual therapy needs can be met. With a flexible format, each training session will utilise relevant case studies so that training can be shaped according to the requirements of attendees. The programme will be hosted by leading Occupational Therapists namely Joanne McConnell, OT and Category Manager for Mobility and Pressure Care at Etac R82, and Helena Poulton, Highly Specialist OT.
SAT training will focus on:
The training will involve a workshop-based approach with hands-on experience and the opportunity to ask questions regarding individual scenarios. Places on each session will be limited so that all attendees will be able to fully discuss current challenges and obtain expert recommendation on a variety of topics.
About the course leaders:
Joanne McConnell, OTJo is a highly qualified OT with over 25 year’s of experience. She has worked in paediatrics and posture and mobility teams for the NHS, held the position of Senior Mobility Therapist for Whizz Kidz charity and was a Mobility Business Manager and Clinical Lead for a major assistive product manufacturer.She has outstanding knowledge regarding complex posture and mobility issues within paediatrics. Jo has been a PMG committee member since 2007 and was Conference Chair for four years. From an academic point of view she has also lectured at Coventry and Bristol universities.
Helena Poulton, OTWith an MSc in Occupation and Health, Helena has worked in paediatrics for 11 years with a focus on specialist seating. She currently has a clinical specialism role within the NHS in South Wales (Aneurin Bevan University Health Board) and has a leadership role related to children with neurodisability. In addition to her main role Helena supports Etac R82 from a clinical perspective.
Complementing her academic achievements, Helena has lectured at Cardiff University and current presents at regional and national conferences. She is a respected expert on the value of occupational therapy and the importance of postural management in relation to activity and participation.