We are hosting 2 FREE night time positioning seminars one the 16th and 17th of December 2020.
About this Event
On the 16th & 17th of December Joana will go over that importance of night time positioning and how it can effect the overall posture of clients, and what can be done to help.
Sustaining poor postures can have severe and life-threatening complications for people who have a limited ability to change position. Wrong postures combined with the force of gravity impacts the body shape negatively and can be linked with the development of contractures, reduced range of motion, problems with spasticity/muscle tone, pain, poor physiological functioning, decrease of functional ability, and so on, and so on…
Not only awareness, but analysis of habitual postures throughout the 24-hour period is essential so we can prevent, delay, or even restore asymmetric deviations and this way reduce its life-threatening consequences.
With this introductory workshop, we aim to support therapists in the process of analysing, preventing and restoring body shape distortion of their clientele. We will also provide practical strategies for intervention that can be used with both informal and formal type of equipment.
Main topics covered include: Clinical Evidence, Human Biomechanics, Assessment Process, Practical Strategies for Intervention, Clinical Application of products and Case Studies
About Joana Santiago
Joana Santiago is a Clinical Educator and the R&D Clinical Lead for Medifab. She completed her degree in Occupational Therapy in Portugal and soon developed a passion for Posture Care and Wheelchair Seating & Positioning. With 15 years of experience, predominantly dealing with clients with complex postural needs, Joana takes pride in her flexible capability in reaching good clinical outcomes by considering the individual needs, wants and expectations of those she works with. Joana is based in Australia where she primarily assists clinicians by sharing her knowledge and expertise through education and mentoring programs. Furthermore, she has a positive influence on the development, supply, and training of Medifab’s extensive range of products.
She is a specialist in her field and has presented at a variety of national and international conferences, throughout the world.
How Will It Work?
We would love to hold this event at a venue and see you all in person, however with the current crisis the safest way to do this is over zoom.
This event will be held on a zoom meeting, you will be able to ask Joana questions just as you would in normal seminar situation. This is an event not to be missed. There are two times to choose between depending what suits you best.
Please Note: We suggest you meet up with other therapists that are interested in coming and and zoom in with them. Please let us know if more then one are joining as a group. please email [email protected]
Any questions Please call our office on 03 5441 8966