Current technologies for managing wheelchair clients’ postures include tilt in space, back support recline systems, and aftermarket back supports. These technologies have benefited clients for many years, but seating remains challenging for a large population. In addition, we know that seating postures change during the day depending on tone, postural energy, tasks, and preferences — however, it is hard to provide postural variations using current technologies.
This presentation will investigate biomechanics to understand why so many clients still have unresolved seating challenges. We will propose a new concept designed to facilitate spine extension and head position while addressing postural fatigue, postural variation, and tone changes.
What You’ll Learn:
- The biomechanics behind the limitations of tilt in space, back support recline systems, and aftermarket back supports.
- The biomechanics behind spine extension, head positioning, and postural variations.
- The benefits of managing postural variation and tone changes with a novel seating system called EPiC seating.
Date: Thursday, April 27, 2023
Time: 2:00 p.m. (Eastern) / 1:00 p.m. (Central) / 11:00 a.m. (Pacific)
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Bart Van der Heyden, PT
Bart has specialized in seating, wound care and mobility for more than 25 years. After studying physical therapy in Gent, Belgium, he provided seating and therapy for children with cerebral palsy in Germany. After working in a rehab setting in the United States, Bart offered clinical consultations to wheelchair users, clinicians and manufacturers worldwide. He also has developed training courses and workshops on skin management, seating assessment, seating techniques and interventions for different user populations. Bart is an experienced clinician and educational presenter with a global, hands-on, multi-disciplinary view on clinical practice and seating. He and his wife operate a physical therapy practice (www.super-seating.com) in Belgium.
Filipe Monforte Correia
Filipe is the European and Latin American business development manager at Stealth Products, and has worked in seating and wheeled mobility for 23 years. He represents Stealth Products internationally and has presented educational courses focusing on complex seating and positioning around the world. Filipe has set up new distributors and provided support for existing ones, and has offered training for clinicians, suppliers, distributors and end users in those markets. He currently serves on the advisory board of the International Seating Symposium.
The webinar concludes with a live Q&A session.
A certificate of attendance is available for all individuals who register and attend the full webinar (live or on-demand).
All registrants will have access to the live event and an on-demand recording of the presentation. If registrants want to watch the presentation again or have a scheduling conflict, they can register and access the on-demand version of this webinar, which will be available after the live event.
A special thanks to Stealth Products for providing this free event.