This post has been written by Jon Nock on behalf of Etac R82.
As part of its ongoing commitment to education, Etac R82, an innovative supplier of ergonomic assistive equipment for disabled children and adults, will be presenting an OT-led seating seminar at Kidz to Adultz South.
Thursday 16th May 2019, 9.30am – 4.30pm, Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre, Farnborough, GU14 6FD. Free entry and parking. Etac R82 – Stand C1.
Paediatric Postural Seating Assessment Tips
Joanne McConnell, Occupational Therapist & Clinical Manager, Mobility, Etac R82
10:30am, Seminar Room 1
This seminar will look at motor development, both in terms of milestones and the early signs of impaired movement. It will progress on to reviewing posture and why there is a need for specialist equipment to assist children with disabilities. There will be a focus on seating for children with disabilities, assessment techniques and how to seat a child appropriately with postural needs. Symmetrical vs asymmetrical posture will be considered for hips/legs along with correct support for leg positioning. The session will also highlight considerations when assessing a child with posterior pelvic tilt, deformities of the spine/scoliosis, muscle tone and spasticity.
The learning objectives of the session will be:
- Provide clear guidelines on the desired goals in seating
- Revision of main postural deformities in seating
- Review how these deformities are best addressed
About the seminar lead – Jo McConnell
Jo is a highly qualified OT with over 25 year’s of experience. She has worked in NHS paediatrics, posture and mobility teams, held the position of Senior Mobility Therapist for Whizz Kidz and was Mobility Business Manager and Clinical Lead for a major assistive product manufacturer. She has an outstanding knowledge of complex posture and mobility issues within paediatrics. Jo has been a PMG committee member since 2007 and was Conference Chair for four years. From an academic point of view she has also lectured at Coventry and Bristol universities.
Etac Education and Products
Etac will be once again involved in the educational programme at this event. The seating seminar at Kidz to Adultz South will provide a brief overview however further in-depth sessions are available on request. Etac R82 can provide free SATs sessions (Seating Assessment Training) either at its UK headquarters in Halesowen, West Midlands, or via its outreach services.
Stand C1 will display an impressive range of well-designed paediatric assistive equipment from Etac R82’s trusted range of brands. R82 products assist children with sitting, standing, walking, hoisting, toileting and bathing – its latest R82 innovation will be debuting at Kidz to Adultz South – Rabbit Up. The R82 Rabbit Up is a pioneering, adaptable standing frame with the option for wheeled independent mobility. There will also be Convaid buggies on the stand and the Molift Smart 150 folding portable hoist.