Two practical and informative clinical training sessions presented by Venesha Moodley (OT), Astris PME Clinical Educator.
For people with a disability, functional seating is critical; however, it’s not only wheelchair seating that is typical for daily use. Hygiene regimes are also part of a person’s daily routine – whether an adult or child. Each client will have their own specific needs, preferences and desired outcomes for using their bath/hygiene equipment for specific activities, such as toileting and showering. Optimal positioning can be achieved safely if the right equipment is chosen.
During these uncertain times, we remain committed to improving lives and assisting wherever possible in the continued delivery of services, whilst working hard to keep our staff, clients and community safe.
The ongoing need for assistive technology equipment is just as important now during the COVID pandemic as it ever was. When you need everyday assistance with the use of assistive technology equipment, there's nothing worse than having to wait for an extended time. That's why we are making every effort to fast-track the process, so your equipment gets to you - when you need it. As an 'Essential Service’, Astris PME has full government support to continue our service to you!
The wheelchair can be viewed as an extension of the user, particularly where the user is reliant on the chair for everyday use. It is therefore an enabler for participation in daily routines, an enhancer to manage social interactions with peers and the larger community and a facilitator to expand the world of a user to explore lifestyle opportunities and experiences.
A common question when prescribing a wheelchair base and seating system is – do I require tilt? Or recline? Or both - tilt and recline? - to be fitted to my chair? There are many factors that need to be considered when choosing a mobility system and seating system. Choosing between systems that tilt or recline may be complex and confusing so here are few guidelines that may help. However, personal consultation with an experienced therapist will ensure the correct evaluation and suitability of tilt or recline seating systems.