Education & Events

We have a range of training modules, presentations and webinars available to help improve and build on your understanding of assistive technology. If any of these are of interest to you, please register or email your interest to marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz. 

Upcoming Education & Events

  • The Pelvic-Spine Connection: The Key to Positioning and Function Image
    Tue Dec 07, 9:30AM - 10:30AM

    The Pelvic-Spine Connection: The Key to Positioning and Function

    Bodypoint Live Webinar | Presented by Tina Roesler, PT MS, ABDA

    Length: Approx 1 hour

    Over the years, the wheelchair and seating evaluation has become a very specialized process that focusses on matching the most appropriate equipment with the client’s postural and functional requirements. It is an important part of the rehabilitation plan, but often has a strong focus on the equipment itself.

    A properly fitting wheelchair can increase a user’s function within the environment physically and socially and can improve overall quality of life. On the contrary, a poor fitting wheelchair and sitting posture can negatively affect the user’s health. An important aspect to proper fitting is to understand the biomechanics of the pelvis and spine and how they integrate to promote stability and function in with the seated client. Getting back to basics.

     

    Learning Objectives:

    At the end of this course the attendee will be able to:

     

    1. Identify spinal and pelvic landmarks crucial to seated posture.
    2. Understand changes to spinal and pelvic anatomy as it pertains to development
    3. Learn how external seating and positioning devices can influence posture and mobility
    Clinical Webinar
    Seating and Positioning

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  • Bodypoint Webinar Anterior Supports Image

    Bodypoint Webinar Anterior Supports

    Previous Live Webinar

    Length: 1 hour

    This webinar is on anterior supports looking at strategies for trunk scoliosis, obliquity and rotation as well as kyphosis, lordosis, and trunk instability. The emphasis is on Bodypoint products for pelvic and anterior positioning.

    Recording available on request. Please email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz.

    Recorded Webinar
    Seating and Positioning
  • Bodypoint Webinar Pelvic Positioning Image

    Bodypoint Webinar Pelvic Positioning

    Previous Live Webinar

    Length: 1 hour

    This webinar from Bodypoint's Kathleen Simpson was on pelvic positioning - where secondary positioning starts once the primary surfaces are correct.  This is important when the client has the right chair fitted with the right seat, back, and cushion but still has postural challenges. Kathleen will discuss strategies for belt angles to prevent sliding and posterior pelvic tilt, belt angles for asymmetric postures and anterior pelvic tilt. 

    Click here to view the recording.

    Recorded Webinar
    Seating and Positioning
  • Allied Medical Cushion Solutions Image

    Allied Medical Cushion Solutions

    Live presentation available on request.

    Length: 45 minutes

    Covers all the basic measurements and configuration options of a wheelchair. Aimed at therapists new at prescribing wheelchairs, or those who prescribe wheelchairs infrequently and need a refresher.

    Email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to register interest for this presentation and one of our team will be in touch to discuss possible dates and times.

    Presentation
    Seating and Positioning
  • Allied Medical Back Solutions Image

    Allied Medical Back Solutions

    Live presentation available on request.

    Length: 45 minutes

    One of our team will take you through our entire wheelchair cushions solutions chart explaining the key differences and specifications of each option.

    Email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to register interest for this presentation and one of our team will be in touch to discuss possible dates and times.

    Presentation
    Seating and Positioning
  • Seating and Positioning Accessories Image

    Seating and Positioning Accessories

    Live presentation available on request.

    Length: 45 minutes

    One of our team will take you through our entire wheelchair backs solutions chart explaining the key differences and specifications of each option.

    Email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to register interest for this presentation and one of our team will be in touch to discuss possible dates and times.

    Presentation
    Seating and Positioning
  • Bodypoint Evoflex Hip Belt Positioning Applications and Strategies Image

    Bodypoint Evoflex Hip Belt Positioning Applications and Strategies

    Webinar recording from Bodypoint.

    Length: 30 minutes

    In this webinar, we will discuss the fundamentals of pelvic positioning and the application of Bodypoint’s Evoflex Hip Belt to address positioning strategies. Bodypoint will demonstrate the installation of the Evoflex Hip Belt and our new Evoflex Belt Extenders, provide key installation considerations and tips on maximizing the effectiveness to support clinical and user outcomes. 

    Click to view >

    Recorded Webinar
    Seating and Positioning
  • Bodypoint Adaptive Sports Positioning and Seating Considerations Image

    Bodypoint Adaptive Sports Positioning and Seating Considerations

    Webinar recording from Bodypoint.

    Length: 40 minutes

    In this webinar, we will discuss Adaptive Sports, positioning and safety considerations and the benefits of positioning products on performance, stability and control. David will also discuss the benefits of adaptive sports and the Para Athlete as well as the Paralympian Program.

    Click to view >

    Recorded Webinar
    Seating and Positioning
  • Bodypoint Thoracic and Upper Body Positioning Considerations Image

    Bodypoint Thoracic and Upper Body Positioning Considerations

    Webinar recording from Bodypoint.

    Length: 40 minutes

    In this webinar, we will discuss the anatomy of the thorax, positioning tendencies of wheelchair users with flexion and rotational deficits and the areas of postural influence with upper body secondary supports.

    Click to view >

    Recorded Webinar
    Seating and Positioning
  • Bodypoint Belt Mounting Angles to Address Pelvic Positioning Image

    Bodypoint Belt Mounting Angles to Address Pelvic Positioning

    Webinar recording from Bodypoint.

    Length: 1 hour

    In this webinar, we will discuss the fundamental criteria to consider when evaluating wheelchair seating for effective positioning of the pelvis for stability and support. Pelvic positioning is a critical element of a seating assessment and the most commonly used secondary support for the pelvis is the pelvic positioning belt. In this presentation, belt mounting angles and options will be discussed to address different types of pelvic asymmetry.

    Click to view >

    Recorded Webinar
    Seating and Positioning
  • Ride Designs Course and Round Table Discussion Image
    Tue Aug 17, 9:30AM - 10:30AM

    Ride Designs Course and Round Table Discussion

    Research relative to the biomechanical risk for skin breakdown.

    Length: Approx 1 hour

    Tom Hetzel, the founder of Ride Designs, will be joining us to discuss research relative to the biomechanical risk for skin breakdown and how it pertains to the seating options of immersion/envelopment. The session with Tom will be a virtual round table discussion to discuss the implications of Sharon Sonenblum’s presentation (see below), its impact on Ride Designs and how they support research, plus a quick overview of current peer-reviewed research results. All New Zealand assessors are invited to join this session.

    Attendees are required to complete the below Ride Designs course featuring a presentation by Sharon Sonenblum, PhD, Senior Research Scientist at Georgia Tech University, prior to the live session. If you have any questions you would like us to pass onto Tom for the discussion, please email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz. All emailed questions will remain anonymous. You can also ask questions during the discussion. Certificates will be available for both the course and round table discussion.

    Register for the Round Table Discussion then click below to complete the course. For the presentation, you will need to click "Enroll for free" and create an account. Then work through the presentation chapter by chapter answering a simple short quiz at each step - you can retake each quiz if you get a question incorrect.


    Complete Ride Designs Course with Sharon Sonenblum

    Click to join presentation

    Clinical Webinar
    Seating and Positioning

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