DME

Upcoming Webinars

 

 

For further information on any of our Webinars email education.au@permobil.com 

  


June

Thursday 4 June 2020 - 2.00pm to 3.00pm

Postural Enabler or Restraint - Part 1

What is a restraint? Sounds like an easy question right after all we have laws that require us to use a seat belt in a motor vehicle to restrain us in case of an accident….same for a wheelchair ...it’s a safety belt right? It’s not always a clear-cut scenario. We need to understand the difference between safety and positioning and clearly articulate the intended use. This webinar looks at some of the restraint polices impacting the provision of pelvic belts. When is a pelvic belt a safety belt vs a postural enabler, some of you may be asking what a postural enabler is? This webinar will look at what restrictive practice is and how it relates to those we are prescribing seating and mobility solutions for. This webinar is Part 1 in a two-part series. Part two will focus more on postural support placement and use. You are welcome to register for either webinar or both. 

Webinar Host

Tracee-Lee Maginnity

Clinical Education Specialist 

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Thursday 11 June 2020 - 2.00pm to 3.00pm

TiFit: How to achieve a tailored fit for every individual

When there is an inadequate fit between the person and their manual wheelchair, the person is left to compensate when propelling and may not recognize this until it is too late. Immediate difficulty with propulsion, limited function, and overuse injuries may not be obvious right away, because the person has been compensating from the start! As stated in the RESNA position paper, the wheelchair should conform to the person, the person should not have to conform to the improper fit of their wheelchair. When a wheelchair is customized to a person’s individual needs, it fits the person like a tailored garment of clothing. This webinar will highlight the intricate nature of prescribing a TiLite rigid manual wheelchair, covering specific “how to” details for some key measurements that can provide that ultimate fit. 

Webinar Host

Rachel Fabiniak

Director of Clinical Education - Permobil Asia-Pacific 

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Thursday 18 June 2020 - 2.00pm to 3.00pm

It’s All in the Placement - Part 2 getting the most out of postural enablers

Following on from our introduction to postural enablers this is part two of our Postural Enabler series. This webinar will look at how selection and placement of belts and harnesses can provide support for seated postures. How do you determine the appropriate position? We often see great seating prescriptions and then the postural supports are fitted to wherever is available on the frame of the mobility base rather than completing the solution from a postural perspective. This webinar will include specific product information on selection and placement of Bodypoints range of postural supports in relation to appropriate clinical application. 

Webinar Host

Tracee-Lee Maginnity

Clinical Education Specialist 

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Thursday 25 June 2020 - 2.00pm to 3.00pm

Power Wheelchairs and Drive Wheel Configuration: Where is the drive wheel and why does it matter?

Are you always prescribing the same drive wheel configuration or perhaps you are not even really aware of what drive wheel configuration you are trialing with your client? This beginner level webinar is a webinar to better understand the different drive wheel configurations most commonly seen in power wheelchairs: Mid-wheel drive, front-wheel drive, and rear-wheel drive.
We will take a deep dive into these drive wheel options to better understand why and when you might prescribe each one. We will also look at how training for driving changes between each option. When the right drive wheel configuration is prescribed, we can see improvements in an end-user's functional independence, participation, and quality of life.
 

Webinar Host 

Rachel Fabiniak 

Director of Clinical Education - Permobil Asia-Pacific 

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