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17 & 18
March 2020

NEC
Birmingham

CDP Certified

Innovations for the Future of Independent Living

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Seminar Theatre 4

Tuesday 26th March

Wednesday 27th March

Sanna Hakala speaking in Seminar Theatre 4 at 11.00 - 11.30

Seminar Time: 11.00 - 11.30

Speaker Name: Sanna Hakala

Seminar Title: Promoting independent life and wellbeing with healthy sitting solutions

Conventional sitting is risky for health, so is static standing. Innovative seating solutions promotes health by providing active sitting, without unhealthy pressure to the body, or disturbed circulation. In addition, persons with limited functional capacity can move around easier at home, and sit higher than in a wheelchair. During the seminar you will hear about individual possibilities and get instructions of how to sit correctly.

Amy Bean speaking in Seminar Theatre 4 at 11.45 - 12.15

Seminar Time: 11.45 - 12.15

Speaker Name: Amy Bean

Seminar Title: Repetitions, repetitions, repetitions : how for the upper limb?

The research evidence for upper limb neurological rehabilitation is high repetitions, intensive practice and incorporate every day tasks. This seminar provides ideas how Saebo’s product range can help to achieve this.

James Leinhardt speaking in Seminar Theatre 4 at 12.30 - 13.00

Seminar Time: 12.30 - 13.00

Speaker Name: James Leinhardt

Seminar Title: Can we manage posture without compromising pressure care and the moving and handling needs of our patients

Care pathways and increased pressure on budgets dictate, that when considering the complex needs of a patient, pressure care and moving and handling come first. Often Posture is the poor relation, sometimes it’s not considered at all, especially when there is no provision for postural equipment. In this seminar we will discuss the importance of 24hr postural care. We will identify the basic health economics of addressing postural needs and identify how clinicians can manage posture without compromising pressure care or moving and handling.

Farshideh Bondarenko speaking in Seminar Theatre 4 at 13.15 - 13.45

Seminar Time: 13.15 - 13.45

Speaker Name: Farshideh Bondarenko

Seminar Title: The role of virtual reality based technology in rehabilitation

Virtual Reality (VR) is an engaging tool that can be used to increase therapy dose and recovery potential. This seminar will explore the role of VR extending outside of the clinic and becoming an integral part of user’s remote exercise programme. VR can offer real-time feedback, help assess progress and provide tailored therapy. VR can exercise motor and cognitive function alongside key aspects of visual challenges and working memory.

Carol Povey speaking in Seminar Theatre 4 at 14.00 - 14.30

Seminar Time: 14.00 - 14.30

Speaker Name: Carol Povey

Seminar Title: The Autism Act – 10 years on

80% of the general public say they understand what autism is, yet people still wait too long for diagnosis, feel unwelcome in their community and experience high rates of unemployment and mental health problems. On the 10th anniversary of the Autism Act, this seminar will explore the changes which have happened over these 10 years, and what still needs to be done.

Randy Golden speaking in Seminar Theatre 4 at 14.45 - 15.15

Seminar Time: 14.45 - 15.15

Speaker Name: Randy Golden

Seminar Title: Self-catheterization review

Self-Intermittent catheterization is the gold standard for bladder management for people unable to void normally, and many improvements have been realised during the past several years. These improvements, as well as options to help miminize recurrent Urinary Tract Infections, will be presented.

Seminar Time: 15.30 - 16.00

Speaker Name: Victoria Abbott-Fleming

Seminar Title: Living with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) & Bilateral Amputation

Discover Victoria’s journey of living with aggressive Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) that caused her to need both legs amputated above the knee, leaving her confined to a wheelchair. Learn how Victoria has coped with her condition & disability and how she has turned a 15-year nightmare into a positive by founding a UK charity, Burning Nights CRPS Support, to raise awareness and supporting all those affected by CRPS.

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