Optimising Standing and Walking Solutions in the Paediatric Population (Brisbane)

Optimising Standing and Walking Solutions in the Paediatric Population

Step into the future of paediatric physiotherapy at our upcoming education event focused on prescribing standing and walking equipment for children with disabilities. Join renowned experts in the field as they share cutting-edge insights, evidence-based practices, and hands-on training to empower physiotherapists with the knowledge and skills needed to enhance the lives of young patients. From assessing individual needs to selecting the most suitable equipment, this event will cover a comprehensive range of topics, ensuring participants leave with a deep understanding of the latest advancements in standing and walking interventions for children with disabilities.

This course will cover the development of standing and walking in the Paediatric population. Using the Leckey range of standers and MyWay + walker this workshop will include the latest research, the why and how of implementing successful standing and walking programs.

Learning objectives:

  • Overview of the development of standing and upright mobility
  • Update on the latest research
  • Implementing successful standing and walking programs

Tuesday 19th March 2024

9am – 12.30pm 

GTK Brisbane, 2/12 Torres Crescent North Lakes, QLD 4509


Meet the Presenters: 

Kate - GTK - Paediatric Power: Access, Positioning and Growth

Kate Pain (GTK)

Kate comes from an occupational therapy background, with two decades of experience in varied settings, specialising in wheelchair seating and positioning. She finds the evolution of power wheelchair alternate drive technology fascinating, and looks forward to exciting innovations becoming more readily available in power wheelchairs.

Kate really enjoys appointments with children who are trying out a wheelchair for the first time. She loves seeing the excitement in their eyes as they move independently for the first time – it’s contagious!

Kate also enjoys working with adults trialling a wheelchair for the first time, who have a lifetime of limiting perceptions about using a wheelchair, who then realise that the right equipment can amplify their abilities and enjoyment of life.

Jacinta Maurin - Addressing Paediatric Posture over 24 Hours (Melbourne)

Jacinta Maurin (Sunrise Medical) 

Jacinta Maurin brings to the Sunrise Clinical Hub team 25+ years of experience in the assistive technology industry. Trained as a Physiotherapist, she will be supporting the Postural Care and Pediatric product portfolio for Sunrise Medical, including the Leckey, Zippie and Symmetrikit ranges.

In previous roles, she specialised in complex postural management and 24 hour postural care through a range of roles. Jacinta is passionate about supporting kids and families in reaching their goals and finding solutions to supporting kids. When relaxing Jacinta enjoys bushwalking and camping.