7:30 Doors Open
8:00 Jeannette Hoffman - Owner MEDmobility
8:30 Shiela Buck B.SC., OT Reg, (Ont.)
First session: The MAT Assessment: What Do You Want It To Tell You?
During this session we will review the information required to understand and formulate a seating and wheelchair prescription. The session will provide a hands on opportunity to understand the components of a MAT assessment and simulation of shape, angles, and centre of mass/gravity. See: www.sheilabuck.ca
10:15 Exhibitors & Break
11:00 Genevieve Jamin BSc.OT
Edmonton Zone Seating Services Coordinator/Occ. Therapist II
Practical seating information to assist in understanding the relevant processes and applications needed to effectively work with your clients.
12:00 Luncheon & Exhibitors
1:00 Shiela Buck B.SC., OT Reg, (Ont.)
Session 2: The Physics of Foot Propulsion…Stop the Slide!
This session will review the reasons why people slide during foot propulsion by looking at the physics of the action and the set-up of the seating and wheelchair. We will review the overall decision making required to determine the style and choice of seating (backs and cushions as well as secondary supports) and wheelchairs for foot propulsion.
2:45 Exhibitors & Break
3:45 Carlyn Volume-Smith, B.Sc.Pharm., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Director, Alberta Aids to Daily Living
4:30 Closing Remarks