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Medifab will list all upcoming events, training days, workshops, and webinars below, where you can find out more information on any of the events and register for them if required!

Now available: Interactive Education Sessions!

These interactive workshops for therapy teams are held via Zoom and offer you a more personalised and dynamic experience than webinars. Sessions are two hours in length, and include two opportunities for Q&A, with the option to extend sessions if requested. This opportunity is only available for a minimum of 6 attendees. 

 

Standing Frame Theory + Selection: When to start & Best Outcomes

Standing is important for any child’s development and should be considered a priority for all children. As children grow and transition into adulthood, there is a wealth of evidence that continuing to practice standing provides profound benefits to the individual. This beginner level workshop will cover the core principles of standing frame selection based on assessment of the user. We will discuss strategies to facilitate assessment of individuals and how to then interpret findings into equipment configuration and selection. It allows professionals the opportunity to develop and improve their clinical reasoning skills in determining the optimal standing requirements for their clients. We will utilise elements of hands on practice, along with current research and best practice to ensure a clinically driven session in which all participants leave feeling empowered and confident. 


Interactive Education Session

Main Topics Covered

Basic principles of standing and how it develops, Why standing should be considered important for all, When is it the right time to implement standing programs?, How to determine individual needs, Advantages and disadvantages of different frame styles and their clinical application

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Postural Care in Paediatrics: 24-hour protection of body shape and supported development

Physical disability which affects the neurological and muscular systems, can have a profound affect on a child’s ability to manage their own posture. When this ability to manage is impaired, the body becomes unbalanced which allows distortion and asymmetry to develop. This change in body shape is understood to have serious and life limiting implications if not managed correctly. Working with children puts us in a privileged position to not only protect body shape, but to nurture an understanding and importance for this practice to last a lifetime. Providing postural balance through equipment is well understood to play a vital role in the protection of body shape and symmetry… but how do we ensure that we are also promoting function and development? We will utilise elements of hands-on practice, along with current research and best practice guidelines to ensure a clinically driven session in which all participants leave feeling empowered and confident.


Interactive Education Session

Main Topics Covered

What is 24-hour postural care? When should we apply this approach? Common barriers to successful implementation, How to balance body shape protection with child development, Equipment options. 

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Night-time Positioning and the Power of 24-h Posture Care

Sustaining poor postures can have severe and life-threatening complications for people who have a limited ability to change position. Wrong postures combined with the force of gravity impacts the body shape negatively and can be linked with the development of contractures, reduced range of motion, problems with spasticity/muscle tone, pain, poor physiological functioning, decrease of functional ability, and so on, and so on...
Not only awareness, but analysis of habitual postures throughout the 24-hour period is essential so we can prevent, delay, or even restore asymmetric deviations and this way reduce its life-threatening consequences.
With this introductory workshop, we aim to support therapists in the process of analysing, preventing and restoring body shape distortion of their clientele. We will also provide practical strategies for intervention that can be used with both informal and formal type of equipment.


Interactive Education Session

Main Topics Covered

Clinical Evidence, Human Biomechanics, Assessment Process, Practical Strategies for Intervention, Clinical Application of products and Case Studies

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Complex Seating - The Wheelchair Seating Assessment

Prescribing wheelchair seating equipment can be dauting at times. There are thousands of different solutions to choose from! How can we determine what is the best for our clients, particularly the ones with complex postural needs? 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, in fact, perform a comprehensive postural assessment to identify the cause of the postural deviation.
During this session Joana will facilitate the learning process by breaking down the 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.


Interactive Education Session

Main Topics Covered

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

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Considerations and Practical Strategies to support clients with Complex Postural needs

Clients who are unable to actively support themselves in an upright and aligned position demand individualised solutions to assist not only with their posture but also with their ability to interact with the world. The provision of wheelchair seating and positioning for clients with such postural needs can be daunting and require a detailed and careful problem-solving approach.

This workshop will go over assessment and intervention strategies to support clinicians, even the experienced ones, in supporting clients with complex postural, functional and skin integrity needs, particularly the ones who can only sit with external postural supports. We will discuss the pros and cons of providing custom items versus customisable solutions and we will try to reduce the fear of “not getting it right”.


Interactive Education Session

Main Topics Covered

Pressure Management, Tone Management, Translating findings into Product Features, Custom Contoured Seating, Customisable solutions, Clinical Applications, Case Studies

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