SPEX Seating Educational Workshop

Author: Kristina Magathova   Date Posted:19 January 2017 

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"Postural Management and Seating Selection for Clients with Moderate and Complex Postural Needs"


This workshop allows professionals the opportunity to enhance their clinical reasoning skills in determining the optimal seating and positioning strategy when dealing with clients with moderate and complex postural needs. It applies evidence-based knowledge to seating and posture management which reinforces the research and development process. Participants can also expand their practical knowledge and skills with seating and positioning by hands-on moments during the day.


  • Principles and biomechanics of seating
  • Postural management for people requiring moderate and complex solutions
  • Understanding seating posture deviations
  • Scope, features, advantages and disadvantages of modular seating systems
  • New SPEX Seating range – from development to clinical applications
  • Case presentations and problem solving session


SPEX Workshops are suitable for therapists, rehab engineers and other healthcare professionals interested in learning about assessing, prescribing and setting up postural equipment for children, young people or adults with complex physical disabilities.

Date: 23rd March 2017

Registration: 9:00 am

Workshop: 9:30am – 3:00pm

Location: Active Mobility Systems


Joana Santiago.jpgJoana Santiago completed her training in Occupational Therapy in Portugal in 2004. Her initial clinical practice enabled her to work closely with a diverse range of clients with neurological and traumatic injuries. From this experience she developed a passion for Seating and Positioning equipment as she understands that a comprehensive postural management can have a strong influence on functionality, health and the ability to lead a positive lifestyle!  Over the past 10 years Joana has worked within the Assistive Technology industry in 5 different countries and takes pride in her flexible ability to reach good clinical outcomes by considering the individual, cultural and social needs of those she works with. She is now based in Australia as a Clinical Business Development for Medifab where she is able to have a positive influence on the development, supply and training of their extensive range of products. Joana has presented internationally, including at the European Seating Symposium and Asia-Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress and nationally at different in-services to seating clinics, at the Australian Assistive Technology Conference and at ATSA Independent Living EXPO.

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