Recorded Webinars


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

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Tuesday 3 August 2021 - Time: 12.00pm, 2.00pm and 9.00pm NZST  
Mobility and the Shoulder: A look into how Permobil products play a role in shoulder health, function and independence.
The shoulder is often considered when determining appropriateness of manual mobility, but do we consider the impacts of other types of seating and mobility equipment on the shoulder? How does the client’s access to their environment, their posture, and their support surface impact the shoulder? This webinar will begin with a review of shoulder anatomy and physiology. Following a review, we will discuss how the Permobil products – power wheelchairs, seating and positioning products, manual wheelchairs, and power assist can directly impact shoulder health and function. By the end of the webinar, the attendee should be able to better understand how equipment directly impacts the shoulder and the client’s functional independence.

Tuesday 10 August 2021 - Time: 12.00pm, 2.00pm and 9.00pm NZST
When Should an Aftermarket Back Support be Considered for a Mobility Base?
This introductory level webinar is aimed at therapists prescribing seating for standard wheelchairs. Just because someone does not present with postural asymmetries, does not mean they may not benefit from an after market backrest. What is an after market backrest? Who can benefit from an aftermarket backrest and why? Topics will include when and why we consider after market backrests, posterior angles, points of control, and functional benefits. After looking at some of the clinical applications and considerations with Tracee-lee, Dee Smith from Permobil Australia will give us an overview of the back supports available from our Roho and Comfort Company product lines. Dee is a Registered Nurse, with extensive knowledge in Infection Prevention & Control and the Aged Care Industry.

Tuesday 17 August 2021 - Time: 12.00pm, 2.00pm and 9.00pm NZST 
New to Seating Prescription?
What makes a good seating assessment? How do you collect the appropriate information to guide appropriate assistive technology trials and outcomes? How do you determine what type of mobility base will best meet a client's needs? This is part 1 of a series of webinars that will focus on introducing the seating assessment and essential information required to facilitate a mobility and seating trial. Whether you are a therapist new to mobility, an end user wanting to know what to expect from an assessment or involved in the process of assistive technology support, this webinar will provide a holistic overview of a seating assessment. What kind of information is required to guide the process? What assessments can be used?

Tuesday 24 August 2021 - Time: 12.00pm, 2.00pm and 9.00pm NZST 

How important is the foundation – Posterior Pelvic Tilt (Part 1)
This part will focus on Posterior pelvic tilt. PPT is one of the most common pelvic positions we commonly see people sitting in. How can we differentiate between reducible and non-reducible PPT? What is contributing to PPT is it the seating or the end user’s physical capacity to be seated. Have you sized the seating to the end users’ needs or are you trying to fit the user to the seating? This week we look at the assessment, causation and physiological impact of PPT. We also cover measurement for potential AT solutions to address PPT and will discuss the use of pelvic blocks and how to incorporate this sometimes-neglected point of control.

Tuesday 31 August 2021 - Time: 12.00pm, 2.00pm and 9.00pm NZST 

How important is the foundation – Pelvic Obliquity (Part 2) 

Keeping with our foundation seating concept, this week we will take a closer look at Pelvic obliquity. The correlation between pelvic obliquity and scoliosis is often evident, addressing the causation of this pelvic positioning is important and can have an impact on where you provide corrective supports for a reducible obliquity. With a non-reducible obliquity our goal is often similar, but the solution is going to be different, understanding where you are providing support and why will assist in guiding appropriate trial parameters. This week we look at the assessment, causation, and physiological impact of Pelvic obliquity. We also cover measurement for potential AT solutions to address both reducible and non-reducible pelvic obliquity.