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Upcoming events

The Importance of Sleep Systems in Achieving Participant Goals

We spend a lot of time making sure our clients are provided with the best support in their wheelchairs, but often forget about the many hours they spend in bed each day. Come join us for breakfast and learn about the many benefits of 24 hour positioning as well as getting hands-on with the equipment.

When: Wednesday 8th June 2022, 8.30am to 10am

Where: GTK Sydney

WEBINAR: The Importance of Sleep Systems in Achieving Participant Goals

We spend a lot of time making sure our clients are provided with the best support in their wheelchairs, but often forget about the many hours they spend in bed each day. Come join us for an online webinar to learn about the many benefits of 24 hour positioning as well as getting hands-on with the equipment.

When: Wednesday 8th June 2022, 11.30am to 1pm

Where: Online webinar

Addressing Paediatric Posture over 24 Hours

We spend a lot of time making sure our clients are provided with the best support in their wheelchairs, but often forget about the many hours they spend out of the chair. Come join the GTK and Sunrise Medical Clinical Teams to learn about the many benefits of postural support over the full 24 hour time span, including time in and out of the wheelchair. This will be an action packed day- filled with hands on learning and getting hands-on with the equipment.

Where: GTK Melbourne

When: Thursday 16th June 2022, 8.30am to 4.30pm

All About Seating  

Join us for a hands-on workshop on turning assessment data Into practical solutions for wheelchair seating. Join Kate Pain (GTK), Joana Santiago (Medifab) and the GTK Team as they share their experiences with the assessment and prescription of seating. This is a fantastic opportunity to build up your confidence by learning from educators with years of clinical experience.

When: Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd June 2022, 8.30am to 4pm

Where: GTK Sydney

Addressing Paediatric Posture over 24 Hours

We spend a lot of time making sure our clients are provided with the best support in their wheelchairs, but often forget about the many hours they spend out of the chair. Come join the GTK and Sunrise Medical Clinical Teams to learn about the many benefits of postural support over the full 24 hour time span, including time in and out of the wheelchair. This will be an action packed day- filled with hands on learning and getting hands-on with the equipment.

When: Wednesday 20th July 2022,, 8.30am to 4.30pm

Where: Sunrise Medical, Wetherill Park (NSW)

Workshops available on request

We have the workshops below available by request. If your organisation would like GTK to tailor any of the topics below to suit your training needs, please get in touch. We’re also available to develop customised training solutions for your organisation. 

MAT Evaluation Refresher

Completing a MAT evaluation is a crucial part of the seating and wheelchair prescription process, but if you are not doing them regularly it’s beneficial to touch up your skills. Join us for a brief hands-on workshop to refresh our MAT skills.

Custom Moulded Seating: When is the Right Time?

Custom moulded seating can seem scary and complicated, but it can be the best option for some of our clients with more complex positioning needs. Come join us for a brief discussion on the pros and cons of custom moulded seating.

Power Wheelchair Programming and Alternate Controls

If you’ve ever wanted to experiment with the power wheelchair programmer or try controlling the wheelchair with a head array, this breakfast session is for you. Join us for a fun morning getting up close and personal with speciality controls and programming.

Power Mobility Prescription – From the Ground Up

Prescribing power wheelchairs can seem overwhelming and complex. This learning day will break down the considerations and options for your client’s abilities, goals and environment.  We’ll also have an opportunity to put theory into practice on a range of power wheelchairs.

Manual and Power Wheelchair Prescription

This two day intensive prescription workshop is ideal for new prescribers or for those wishing to enhance their skills in wheelchair prescription. Including case studies and hands-on practice, on day one we’ll focus on manual wheelchairs and on day two it will be power wheelchairs in the spotlight. 

All About Commodes

There’s so much focus on wheelchair prescription that mobile shower commode prescription is not talked about often, but we want to change that. Join GTK as we learn in depth about commode features and how to make sure a commode prescription will best suit your client’s needs.

Power Assist and Positioning for Active Users

We will begin our discussion with an introduction to manual wheelchair prescription looking into what questions we should be asking in the assessment to guide our decision. We will discuss how the wheelchair set-up and components can impact the client’s function, independence and well-being. We will then take a look into how a user’s postural position is directly impacted by the manual base prescription, size and the provision of seating. Finally, we will conclude the day with a deep dive into the impacts of manual wheelchair prescription on shoulder function and health, and when we should consider power assist.

Train The Trainer – Manual Wheelchair Skills

How confident are you in instructing your clients in safe and effective manual wheelchair propulsion? Research shows that demonstration is the most effective way to impart skills to new wheelchair users of all ages. Learn how to perform basic manoeuvres to get the best from your client’s new wheelchair.