Etac R82, which specialises in Scandinavian-inspired assistive equipment for disabled children and adults, will be presenting a free-to-attend CPD-accredited seating seminar at Kidz-to-Adultz-South.
Kidz-to-Adultz-South has moved from Reading this year and will be held at a more spacious venue with enhanced facilities on 17th May.
With extra capacity, more healthcare professionals, families and young people with disabilities will be able to see and experience the latest assistive products and services.
As part of the Kidz educational programme, Etac R82 will be presenting a CPD-accredited seminar for all OT’s, physiotherapists and moving and handling specialists.
Joanne McConnell, OT and Etac R82 clinical manager, is known within the industry through her 25 years of experience within paediatrics and complex disabilities. She has worked for the NHS and continues to major in posture and mobility.
Her seminar will focus on motor development both in terms of milestones and the early signs of impaired movement. It will review posture and the need for specialist equipment for children with disabilities.
Topics presented will include specialist seating and how to assess a child with postural needs in terms of symmetry vs asymmetry alignment, hip and leg positioning.
Other considerations such as posterior pelvic tilt, deformities of the spine / scoliosis, muscle tone and spasticity will also be highlighted.
There will be a wide ranging selection of products from Etac, R82, Immedia, Molift, Convaid and Star Cushions on Etac’s stand.