Training & Education

We have a range of training modules, online presentations and live webinars available to help you improve and build on your understanding of assistive technology. If any of these educational presentations or content are of interest to you, please email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz and we can discuss training options, organise training material for you or book in a time for a presentation. 

AML Certified: Technician Training

Q-Logic 3 Session One

Length: 1 hour

Tuesday, May 18th 2021 | 8:00 am

The Q-Logic 3 modules will be spread over two sessions and will cover programming for powerchairs with Q-Logic 3, customising powerchairs to help clients get the most out of their device, using the ECON Eco System and troubleshooting as well as providing an in-depth product overview.

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Q-Logic 3 Session Two

Length: 1 hour

Tuesday, May 25th 2021 | 8:00 am

Session two will be a continuation of session one along with time for Q & A and on-screen demonstrations. Having two sessions will allow you to have time in-between to digest what you have learnt and come back to discuss what you may need additional clarification and guidance on prior to taking the test.

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Seating and Positioning

Bodypoint Webinar Anterior Supports

Length: 1 hour

Thursday, May 13th 2021 | 9:30am

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

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Bodypoint Webinar Pelvic Positioning

Length: 1 hour

Previous Live Webinar

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. 

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

Allied Medical Cushion Solutions

Length: 45 minutes

Live presentation working through our cushion solutions chart, available on request.

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.

Allied Medical Back Solutions

Length: 45 minutes

Live presentation working through our back solutions chart, available on request.

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.

Seating and Positioning Accessories

Length: 45 minutes

Live presentation and product demonstration available on request.

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.

Bodypoint Evoflex Hip Belt Positioning Applications and Strategies

Length: 30 minutes

Webinar recording from Bodypoint.

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. 

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Bodypoint Adaptive Sports Positioning and Seating Considerations

Length: 40 minutes

Webinar recording from Bodypoint.

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.

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Bodypoint Thoracic and Upper Body Positioning Considerations

Length: 40 minutes

Webinar recording from Bodypoint.

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.

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Bodypoint Belt Mounting Angles to Address Pelvic Positioning

Length: 1 hour

Webinar recording from Bodypoint.

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.

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Powerchairs

Quantum Webinar: Clinically Speaking: Evaluation and Documentation for Power Seat Options

Length: 60 minutes

Live webinar from supplier: Thursday, 15 April, 2021 | 12:00pm NZT

Join expert special guest, Julie Piriano (PT), as we examine the coverage criteria, clinical benefits, and research in support of the various power seating functions.

Click here to view the full course description and to register.

Braze Mobility Webinar

Length: 60 minutes

Wednesday, May 5th 2021 | 10:00am

For wheelchair users who struggle to manoeuvre safely or just need more spatial awareness, Braze Mobility has created the world's first blind spot sensors that can be added to any wheelchair and transform it into a 'smart' wheelchair. Join the webinar and chat with Dr. Pooja Viswanathan, who has incorporated over a decade of smart wheelchair research to bring you and your clients the world's first blind spot sensors for wheelchairs.

 

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Manual Wheelchairs

Manual Wheelchair ABC's

Length: 45 minutes

Live presentation and product demonstration available on request.

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.

Karma Flexx Training

Length: 1 hour

Live presentation and product demonstration available on request.

This presentation takes you through the features and options on both a standard Karma Flexx wheelchair and a Complex Karma Flexx Wheelchair. It also covers some basic adjustments that can be made with limited tools.

For a full live demonstration of the wheelchair from your local sales representative, please don't hesitate to email marketing@alliedmedical.co.nz to set up an appointment.

Download the Flexx Training Presentation here >

View a short video explaining the features on a Standard Karma Flexx >

View a short video explaining the options available on a Complex Karma Flexx >

Ultra-Lightweight Wheelchairs

Ki Mobility Webinar: Paediatric Tech Basics

Length: 1 hour

Live webinar from supplier: No date currently scheduled.

In this session, we will discuss the most common adjustments required when working on the Ki Mobility paediatric wheelchairs. We will pay special attention to growth and adjustments on the Little Wave Flip, as well as optimising fit and set up of the Little Wave Clik.

Ki Mobility Webinar: Rogue Tech Basics

Length: 1 hour

Live webinar from supplier: No date currently scheduled.

This live session looks at the common adjustments required when adjusting the Ki Mobility Rogue, both prior to delivery and in-field during fitting. Special attention is given to the PR tuning caster adjustment, centre of gravity adjustment, and different seat to back adjustment options. The webinar is not available as a recording.

Ki Mobility Webinar: Catalyst 5 Tech Basics

Length: 1 hour

Live webinar from supplier: No date currently scheduled.

This live session looks at some of the basic adjustments commonly needed to set up the Ki Mobility Catalyst 5, whether during the initial setup or for in-field adjustments. We will also offer some handy repair tips. Adjustments will include both styles of caster housing, centre of gravity and camber, as well as seat to back angle adjustment with the depth-adjustable back option.  The webinar is not available as a recording.

Ki Mobility Webinar: Liberty Tech Basics

Length: 1 hour

Live webinar from supplier: No date currently scheduled.

This live session looks at the common adjustments required when adjusting the Ki Mobility Rogue, both prior to delivery and in-field during fitting. Special attention is given to the PR tuning caster adjustment, centre of gravity adjustment, and different seat to back adjustment options. The webinar is not available as a recording.

Ki Mobility Webinar: Tilt Comparison - Which Tilt is Right for My Client

Length: 1 hour

Live webinar from supplier: No date currently scheduled.

Follow-up to Tilting the Odds: Manual Tilt to Improve Rehabilitation Outcomes

This session will offer a comparison of the Liberty FT and Focus CR in terms of functional basics and technical specs for each chair. We will look at the method of tilt for each product and its impact on client function as well as available adjustments to optimize each chair for both the caregiver and the rider.

Ki Mobility Webinar: Tilting the Odds - Manual Tilt to Improve Rehabilitation Outcomes

Length: 1 hour

Live webinar from supplier: No date currently scheduled.

This presentation will explore the research supporting the use of tilt. Topics will include: how changes in seat angle affect posture and pressure distribution, seat height and angle characteristics that impact self-propulsion, the relationship between independent mobility and incidence of pressure ulcers, and how changes in seat angle can influence activities of daily living.

Ki Mobility Webinar: Good, Better, Best: A Comparison of Ki Mobility Rigid Chairs

Length: 1 hour

Live webinar from supplier: No date currently scheduled.

Follow up to Good Vibrations: Can Manual Wheelchair Design Principles Mitigate the Adverse Effects of Vibration?

This session will be a comparison of our three ultralight rigid chair options, the Tsunami, Rogue, and Ethos. Discussion about vibration and wheelchair set up will allow us to show how each of these chairs addresses adjustment to maximize comfort and efficiency. We will look at the innovative new Ethos and how it uses Isolation Technology to both shields the rider from the harmful effects of vibration while at the same time allowing unparalleled ease of adjustment.

Ki Mobility Webinar: Good Vibrations - Can Manual Wheelchair Design Principles Mitigate the Adverse Effects of Vibration?

Length: 1 hour

Live webinar from supplier: No date currently scheduled.

Significant exposure to vibration (whole-body vibration - WBV) has been linked to a variety of adverse health conditions in able-bodied workers exposed to WBV during the occupation. This presentation will discuss the issues associated with WBV for the manual wheelchair user, the pros and cons of some of the remedies that have previously been used, and the unique application of design principles and materials that allow for dampening WBV.

Ki Mobility Webinar: The Catalyst Advantage - Making Your Catalyst a High-Efficiency Machine

Length: 1 hour

Live webinar from supplier: No date currently scheduled.

Follow-up to How Do People Actually Use Their Manual Wheelchairs,
and What Really Matters?

This session will look at the common design elements of each model of Catalyst folding manual wheelchair from Ki Mobility, and how they benefit our riders. We will build upon the concept of maximizing the efficiency of the "simple machine" that is the wheelchair. We will introduce a variety of options we offer to help you select and set up the optimal "high-efficiency machine" for your client.

Ki Mobility Webinar: How Do People Actually Use Their Manual Wheelchairs, and What Really Matters?

Length: 1 hour

Live webinar from supplier: No date currently scheduled.

This presentation will examine the real-world behaviours of manual wheelchair users and discuss the mechanical principles and factors that affect propulsion efficiency. In addition to explaining some details of the science involved, we hope to inspire participants to think critically about their current understandings and beliefs on this topic.

Ki Mobility Webinar: Wheelchair Cushion Science in a Nutshell: Science that Should be Driving Your Clinical Choices

Length: 1 hour

Live webinar from supplier: No date currently scheduled.

Participants will learn how to identify different materials used in the design of cushions and how those materials interact with the anatomy for pressure distribution. They will also learn how to understand durability and stability of these materials in cushion construction, and they will also learn to identify and understand different design techniques used to improve cushion efficacy and their potential effects on functional outcomes.

Ki Mobility Webinar: Axiom Seating: A Tour from Basic Comfort to Complex Needs

Length: 1 hour

Live webinar from supplier: No date currently scheduled.

Follow up to Wheelchair Cushion Science in a Nutshell: A Primer on the Science that Should be Driving Your Clinical Choices

This session will introduce the 5 cushions in the Axiom line up and discuss the “Science of Seating” and how these concepts were built into the Axiom cushion line. We will illustrate design features that reduce surface tension as well as look at how Ki Mobility used anthropometric data to design a contoured surface designed for comfort and stability. We will introduce the Axiom Back line up, looking at sizing, contours, and mounting. We will also give a brief introduction of our Axiom Custom Seating line for the complex users.

Paediatrics

Leckey Webinar: MyWay Walker and Pedal Device

Length: 1 hour

Past Event on Friday, August 7 2020 | 8:00am

Mark Draper, a representative from Leckey's International Customer Care Team, will be discussing the benefits and features of the MyWay and explain the new Pedal Device, available to enable children to pedal in an upright position, working lower limb muscles in the range of movement the child would use during stepping and other functional activities. 

Leckey Webinar: Sleepform Sleep Support System

Length: 1 hour

Past Event on Friday, July 31 2020 | 8:00am

Mark Draper, a representative from Leckey's International Customer Care Team, will be discussing how the Leckey Sleepform Sleep Support System supports the user in a symmetric posture while they are asleep and can be used to reduce the build-up of pressure points, thus increasing comfort and the likelihood of an undisturbed night’s sleep for both them and their family.

Mark will discuss the benefits and features of the system as well as discussing the various components available when prescribing the system.

Download the Sleepform presentation here

Special Tomato Zoom Training: Strollers and Buggies

Length: 50 minutes

Past Event on Thursday, June 18 2020 | 1:00pm

Please join us to learn about the range of buggies available from Special Tomato. Steve Andrew, from our Special Tomato's Australian distributor, will introduce the buggy range and explore what additional seating solutions are compatible with the buggies to provide your clients with additional support

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Special Tomato Zoom Training: Seating Solutions

Length: 50 minutes

Past Event on Thursday, July 2 2020 | 1:00pm

With so many paediatric seating system options available, finding the best one can be an overwhelming task. In this webinar, Steve Andrew, from our Special Tomato's Australian distributor, will cover the most common needs – seating for home, seating for school and seating for "out and about" and how different solutions meet these needs. 

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Orthotics and Physio

Allard AFO KiddieGAIT Pediatric Webinar

Length: 30 minutes

Past Event on Thursday, May 14 2020 | 8:00am - 9:00am

David Nordenberg-Steiman,  Product Manager (and former Physical Therapist) for Allard AFO hosted a live webinar on the background of Allard’s AFOs and the unique features and functions of their paediatric AFOs. The session covered intended use and indications, product selection & positioning and discussed the different types of children that benefit from the Allard AFO’s.

This event was recorded and can still be viewed by clicking the link below.

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Allard AFO Orthotists Webinar

Length: 1 hour

Past Event on Thursday, May 21 2020 | 8:00am - 9:00am

David Nordenberg-Steiman from Allard will again host a live webinar about different types of Foot Drop and the benefits of the Allard AFOs. He will describe the latest models of Flow and 2½-versions, product selection & positioning and discuss different types of patients using different models of the Allard AFOs. Again there will be a chat function set up and Q & A at the end.

This event was recorded and can still be viewed by clicking the link below.

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Bracing and Supports

Length: Length: 30 minutes

Live presentation available on request.

An overview of all of Allied Medical's Orthotic & Physio Solutions along with looking at why someone may use bracing and when they need to be referred to a medical professional. The presentation is aimed at private businesses who are interested in supplying Orthotic & Physio products direct to the public.

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.

AML Certified: Technician Training

Q-Logic 3 Session One
Q-Logic 3 Session Two

Seating and Positioning

Bodypoint Webinar Anterior Supports
Bodypoint Webinar Pelvic Positioning
Allied Medical Cushion Solutions
Allied Medical Back Solutions
Seating and Positioning Accessories
Bodypoint Evoflex Hip Belt Positioning Applications and Strategies
Bodypoint Adaptive Sports Positioning and Seating Considerations
Bodypoint Thoracic and Upper Body Positioning Considerations
Bodypoint Belt Mounting Angles to Address Pelvic Positioning

Powerchairs

Quantum Webinar: Clinically Speaking: Evaluation and Documentation for Power Seat Options
Braze Mobility Webinar

Manual Wheelchairs

Manual Wheelchair ABC's
Karma Flexx Training

Ultra-Lightweight Wheelchairs

Ki Mobility Webinar: Paediatric Tech Basics
Ki Mobility Webinar: Rogue Tech Basics
Ki Mobility Webinar: Catalyst 5 Tech Basics
Ki Mobility Webinar: Liberty Tech Basics
Ki Mobility Webinar: Tilt Comparison - Which Tilt is Right for My Client
Ki Mobility Webinar: Tilting the Odds - Manual Tilt to Improve Rehabilitation Outcomes
Ki Mobility Webinar: Good, Better, Best: A Comparison of Ki Mobility Rigid Chairs
Ki Mobility Webinar: Good Vibrations - Can Manual Wheelchair Design Principles Mitigate the Adverse Effects of Vibration?
Ki Mobility Webinar: The Catalyst Advantage - Making Your Catalyst a High-Efficiency Machine
Ki Mobility Webinar: How Do People Actually Use Their Manual Wheelchairs, and What Really Matters?
Ki Mobility Webinar: Wheelchair Cushion Science in a Nutshell: Science that Should be Driving Your Clinical Choices
Ki Mobility Webinar: Axiom Seating: A Tour from Basic Comfort to Complex Needs

Paediatrics

Leckey Webinar: MyWay Walker and Pedal Device
Leckey Webinar: Sleepform Sleep Support System
Special Tomato Zoom Training: Strollers and Buggies
Special Tomato Zoom Training: Seating Solutions

Orthotics and Physio

Allard AFO KiddieGAIT Pediatric Webinar
Allard AFO Orthotists Webinar
Bracing and Supports