Training & Education

Allied Medical's Training Menu

We know that there is an awful lot to learn when it comes to prescribing rehabilitation products and with more than 70 years’ experience between us all here at Allied and to help those with a few less years’ experience – or just with experience in other areas. There sure is plenty to get your head around and with new technology always being introduced, on-going education has never been more important.

Our Key Account Specialists are available to deliver a range of pre-prepared training modules – as listed here. We are also happy to create custom training sessions that meet specific clients’ needs – please talk to your Key Account Specialists about what you’d like in regard to this.

If any of these training sessions are of interest and you would like to schedule an education session in, please just contact us. Alternatively, we are also happy to bring any specific products to show you and your team – we find this process especially useful for our newer products or those which you could do with a refresher on - just let us know what takes your fancy.

Manual Wheelchairs and Seating

New Prescriber Training Presentation

Length: 45 minutes

(PowerPoint presentation with product demonstration)

Covers all the basic measurements and configuration options of a Karma wheelchair and has a hands on component at the end when attendees get to make some basic adjustments to the wheelchair.  Aimed at therapists new at prescribing wheelchairs, or those who do it quite infrequently.

Hands on Wheelchair Adjustment Workshop

Length: 1 hour

(Hands on with product for most of the time)

Aimed at building confidence with more experienced assessors to make more complete adjustments to basic wheelchairs and covers tasks such as fitting Otto Bock armrest and swivel units, adjusting castor settings, changing the chair to amputee setting and raising the back rest.

What can't you do with a Karma

Length: 30 minutes

(PowerPoint presentation)

This presentation covers complete set ups for clients – from choosing the wheelchair configuration right through to the selecting the right seating and accessories to meet specific client’s needs.   Designed to help assessors think of total solutions for a range of common requirements.

Allied Medical Cushions End to End

Length: 45 minutes

(End to end chart information)

Covers all of the wheelchair backrests in Allied Medical’s range, with each available for assessors to try.  Can be adjusted to meet the needs of the audience.

Allied Medical Backs End to End

Length: 30 minutes

(End to end chart information)

Lower Body Positioning

Length: 45 minutes

(PowerPoint presentation)

Details the different types of lower body position products including the Bodypoint range of hip belts and ideal applications for each style.  

Powered Mobility

Easy Peasy Power

Length: 30 minutes

(Presentation with time for a practical session of driving each powerbase)

An introduction to the KP25 and J623 powerchairs showing how measurements are described on each chair and what is included in a basic setup.    Ideal for Level 1 assessors or those working towards this.

Powerchairs End to End

Length: 45 minutes

(PowerPoint presentation)

An introduction to the entire powerchair range which covers the main points for each powerbase type in the Allied Medical range.

Panel Supply Powerchair Script Form options

Length: 45 minutes

(PowerPoint presentation, usually with a powerchair and assorted accessories depending on the size of the group)

An introduction to the entire powerchair range which covers the main points for each powerbase type in the Allied Medical range.

Powerbase Types

Length: 30 minutes

(PowerPoint and practical driving with each base type)

Outlining the difference between rear wheel drive, mid wheel drive and front wheel drive powerchairs, the benefits and considerations when choosing each base type.

Powered Seating Functions

Length: 45 minutes

(PowerPoint presentation)

Explanations of each powered seat function commonly seen in NZ (tilt, recline, elevating legrests and seat elevator) their benefits and considerations

Alternative Driving Controls

Length: 45 minutes

(PowerPoint presentation with case studies)

This is an introduction to clinicians who assess clients for alternative driving controls (i.e. other than a standard joystick) and explains the terminology, types of controls and possibilities to consider.

Intro to environmental controls

Length: 20 minutes

(PowerPoint presentation)

This short presentation outlines how the Q-Logic system links in to other technologies and enables clinicians to easily understand how other devices will be operated by a powerchairs controls.

Q-Logic Environmental Controls

Length: 40 minutes

(While programming a powerchair and available as a hard copy resource)

This is a step by step setup presentation to assist clinicians and technicians program a client’s Q-Logic electronics to learn infrared (TV DVD CD) remote codes and link into their computers via the built in wireless mouse function.

Introduction to powerchair programming

Length: 1 hour

(Case Study base practical programming while driving a powerchair)

This is an introduction for assessors and technicians to gain an understanding of the specific parameters available in the Q-Logic electronics which can be altered to suit a client’s specific need.

Paediatric Power

Length: 20 minutes

(PowerPoint presentation)

A short PowerPoint presentation for paediatric clinicians who are new, or not heavily involved, in powerchairs to highlight the benefits of early independent mobility and how it can be implemented into a 24 hour management strategy for under 5’s. 

Bariatrics

Complete Solutions for Larger Clients

Length: 30 minutes

(PowerPoint presentation with hands on component)

A presentation that covers wheelchairs, powerchairs and seating for bariatric clients.  Designed to simplify the solution search when dealing with clients of significant size

Paediatrics

Mobility Bases for kids

Length: 45 minutes

(PowerPoint presentation)

Covers a range of different types of mobility options for children – from buggies all the way through to paediatric powerchairs – and finding the right solution. 

Toileting and Bathing

Length: 45 minutes

(PowerPoint presentation)

Educates assessors on Allied Medical’s range of bathing and toileting solutions for children. 

Standing

Length: 45 minutes

Hands on workshop

Cover the range of standing frames – both prone and supine – for all ages of children and young adults.  Hands on workshop that assists assessors in both determining the right model for each child and how to fit it correctly, as well as adjust for growth.

Buggies

Length: 45 minutes

Workshop to learn how to script the product, noting special features and benefits

A detailed training session based on scripting buggies, which details specific features and benefits of each type.  Growth options and changing needs is also covered to make handling reissue buggies easy.