CPD Postural seating seminar proves popular with healthcare professionals at paediatrics event
Etac R82’s Jo McConnell, OT and Etac Education Manager, has showcased her extensive expertise in effective seating for disabled children to a large number of professionals at Kidz to Adultz South, delivering an impressive CPD postural seating seminar.
The educational session, entitled ‘Paediatric Postural Seating Assessment Tips’, looked at motor development, both in terms of milestones and the early signs of impaired movement, before progressing on to reviewing posture and why there is a need for specialist equipment to assist children with disabilities.
In particular, the seminar focused on seating for children with disabilities, assessment techniques and how to seat a child appropriately with postural needs, whilst symmetrical vs asymmetrical posture was considered for hips/legs along with correct support for leg positioning.
The session also highlighted considerations when assessing a child with posterior pelvic tilt, deformities of the spine/scoliosis, muscle tone and spasticity.
According to the company, the session was well received by the full seminar room of healthcare professionals, carers and parents with several OT peers continuing discussions with Jo on the Etac R82 exhibition stand.
The specialist seating expert also highlighted the effectiveness of R82 products in terms of her clinical presentation and gave details regarding Etac’s free ‘SAT’ training courses for professionals, allowing paediatric Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists to further their knowledge of seating principles and problem-solving solutions.
In addition, the company displayed a comprehensive selection of its paediatric assistive equipment, assisting children with sitting, standing, walking, hoisting, toileting and bathing. The new R82 Rabbit Up was also unveiled for the first time at the show, a two-in-one standing frame that promotes independence and inclusion.https://thiis.co.uk/cpd-postural-seating-seminar-proves-popular-with-healthcare-professionals-at-paediatrics-event/https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/R82_Kidz_South_19_2.jpg?fit=1000%2C696&ssl=1https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/R82_Kidz_South_19_2.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1Events & ExhibitionsNewsroomSupplier NewsCPD postural seating,Etac Education Manager,Etac R82,Jo McConnell,kidz to adultz south,motor development,paediatrics,R82 Rabbit Up,seating assessmentEtac R82's Jo McConnell, OT and Etac Education Manager, has showcased her extensive expertise in effective seating for disabled children to a large number of professionals at Kidz to Adultz South, delivering an impressive CPD postural seating seminar.The educational session, entitled 'Paediatric Postural Seating Assessment Tips', looked at motor development,...Calvin BarnettCalvin Barnettcalvin@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine