DME

Recorded Webinars

 

If you've missed any of our Webinars LIVE, you can now watch them 

These are recorded, therefore no live Q&A session will occur 

No certificates will be generated for attendance


May


Thursday May 28 2020 - Two time slots available. Choose from either 12.00pm or 4.00pm

Independence through Exploration: Introducing the Permobil Explorer Mini 

Permobil is excited to introduce the Explorer Mini, a developmentally-inspired power mobility device designed to help aid in the achievement of early childhood milestones by promoting self-initiated movement. The Explorer Mini gives young children, 12-36 months of age with mobility impairments, the opportunity to increase their independence through exploration. 

This webinar will begin with a brief look into the research and importance of supporting early childhood exploration. We will then take a look at how this research and knowledge on early childhood exploration was utilised to create the All New Permobil Explorer Mini. 

Webinar Hosts

Rachel Fabiniak

Director of Clinical Education - Permobil Asia-Pacific

Andrew Thurtell

Director of Product Management - Permobil Asia-Pacific

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June


Tuesday 2 June 2020 - Three time slots available. Choose from 12.00pm, 4.00pm or 10.00pm  

Theory Behind the MAT - Part 2

The Mechanical Assessment Tool (MAT) is used to determine the optimal postural positioning and supports from a seated position. Whilst clinical reasoning and functional goals play a significant part in the seating assessment process, the MAT can assist in determining the capacity for potential seated positioning.  

This webinar will deep dive into the theoretical fundamentals of a MAT assessment including measurement requirements. Part 2 of our seating assessment series is aimed at clinicians new to seating assessments or those wanting to review their own practice.   

Webinar Host

Tracee-Lee Maginnity

Clinical Education Specialist 

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Tuesday 9 June 2020 - Three time slots available. Choose from 12.00pm, 4.00pm or 10.00pm

Introduction to Power Wheelchairs  

In many settings, where time and resources are limited, the potential exists to overlook clients who may need complex equipment solutions but are provided with basic equipment. When a client with long-term wheeled mobility needs is prescribed a product intended for short-term use, secondary complications can occur.  This course is intended to promote best-practice power wheelchair application for successful clinical outcomes using today’s technology.   

This webinar will utilise clinical examples to assist the clinical decision-making process about who needs complex power wheelchairs and how outcomes can be improved.  

Webinar Host

Rachel Fabiniak

Director of Clinical Education - Permobil Asia-Pacific

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Tuesday 16 June 2020 - Three time slots available. Choose from 12.00pm, 4.00pm or 10.00pm

Clinical Reasoning from MAT to Outcome - Part 3 - In our Seating Assessment Series

Interpreting the finding from a MAT and applying foundation seating principles can assist in the determination and configuration of equipment to best suit an individual’s needs. The final webinar in our seating assessment series looks at the clinical reasoning processes and points of control when assessing asymmetrical postures.

Having a clear understanding of any postural supports and specific configurations can result in better trial outcomes and enable a more time efficient process. A systematic approach with clear clinical justification can also assist in successful funding applications.

Webinar Host

Tracee-Lee Maginnity

Clinical Education Specialist  

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Tuesday 23 June 2020 - Three time slots available. Choose from 12.00pm, 4.00pm or 10.00pm

Introduction to Manual Wheelchair

This webinar is designed as an introduction to self-propelled manual wheelchairs. Where do we begin? How do we know if our client is appropriate for propelling a manual wheelchair? Should I look at a folding or rigid manual wheelchair? Why does it matter what kind of wheelchair I get? What does it mean to really fit the wheelchair to the individual? These are a few of the questions we will be answering as we help promote best-practice manual wheelchair application for successful clinical outcomes.

Webinar Host

Rachel Fabiniak

Director of Clinical Education - Permobil Asia-Pacific

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Tuesday 30 June 2020 - Three time slots available. Choose from 12.00pm, 4.00pm or 10.00pm

Headrest Positioning and Support Surfaces - A solution not a band aid

This webinar will look at head positioning in the seating solution. How does the seating system influence head positioning? What factors influence or impact on head positioning? When is a headrest essential? 

Referrals for headrests can often be difficult to address in seated mobility. When receiving a referral can we just go out and trial a few different headrests and expect good outcomes? We often need to delve deeper to find the best solution. This webinar will review the anatomy and movements of the neck and head and look at some of the underlying influences. How can we set up headrests to best match end users’ needs? Join us in this webinar to explore these questions and more.

Please note that this webinar will include product related information from our seating and positioning range along with the clinical applications.

Webinar Host

Tracee-Lee Maginnity

Clinical Education Specialist 

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(Date to be confirmed)

The Substance of Design of Custom Manual Wheelchairs

Clinicians recommend manual wheelchairs for their patients every day, and the composition of this equipment has a direct impact on the patient's health, functional performance, and overall quality of life. Yet, many clinicians have had a lack of in-depth training and experience with these materials due to insufficient emphasis in current trainings, productivity demands, and an ever-changing industry. This webinar will address how materials are designed and utilized to improve the lives of wheelchair end-users. Materials such as aluminium, titanium, and carbon fibre will be reviewed, with an emphasis on the complexities that exist within these deceptively general material descriptions. 

Webinar Host

Rachel Fabiniak

Director of Clinical Education - Permobil Asia-Pacific