Lauren says the main challenge facing OTs, Physio and Clinicians arises from trying to maintain postural health through correct alignment and minimise pressure injuries.
“But sometimes in order for the client to sit that way, it can reduce their ability to activate muscle groups that they may rely on to function from. This webinar looks at highlighting those challenges and really pinpointing where we find balance. Because we can’t let go of maintaining health and wellbeing just to allow function. But the wheelchair user won’t use the wheelchair if they cannot function from it.”
Fortunately, wheelchair frames offer numerous adjustable components that can positively impact things like hip angles and affect body biomechanics and enhancing the way a client can move. The key is knowing exactly what you’re looking for, and that’s where Lauren’s webinar comes in.
During the webinar Lauren will demonstrate the key principles of stability for all wheelchair users and discuss the key postures to include in your assessment process and the impact they have on long-term seating goals. Participants will also gain an understanding of wheelchair adjustments in relation to biomechanical movement, and hear directly from a wheelchair user who will share his living experience.
“This session will be suitable for any therapist who is involved in wheelchair prescription or anyone with an interest in how we function from a seated posture. The goal is to achieve client-centered outcomes and increase people’s confidence in this space.”
Mark your calendars for this informative webinar on Tuesday 5th September, and secure your spot today. Join us as we explore the path to finding the perfect balance for wheelchair users' health, wellbeing, and functionality.