Spex Professional Development Academy

Continue your professional development with Spex Academy.

The Spex Academy team works in conjunction with our distributors globally in offering training and educational programs that provide clinical and technical information, product features, and the Spex methodology of obtaining the most effective seating results for your clients!

Attendees include seating clinicians, Physical and Occupational therapists, technicians, case managers,  funding body staff, and our enthusiastic Spex distributors.

Spex Academys are fun and interactive presentations that will engage the clinician with the objective of promoting optimal positioning, function, ease of use and overall faster results when performing and prescribing seating for persons in wheelchairs.

Events involve case studies and "hands-on" interaction with Spex products, giving attendees the chance to learn strategies when creating successful clinical outcomes for complex positioning needs.

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Upcoming Events

Stabilising the Curve

Practical solutions for Targeted Lateral Trunk Support for Postural Asymmetries in the Frontal and Traverse planes

It can be a challenge responding to the spinal curves that create asymmetry in the frontal and transverse plane within seated solutions.  
In this session, Bridget Churchill will review clinical conditions that lead to these asymmetries, consider their presentation, impact on seating and function, interventions and discuss clinically appropriate solutions offered within the Spex lateral trunk support range.
We will discuss features, clinical applications, and the vast adjustments possible - giving you increased knowledge and confidence to stabilise the curve.

1 hour Webinar: 2 live date options

16 November 2020, 11.00 am London time or

30 November 2020, 4.00 pm London time

Bridget Churchill
Occupational Therapist & Clinical Educator

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Theory into Practice: Cushion Selection Series (Part 1)

Understanding the Assessment Process and Biomechanics to guide Cushion Selection

How do we decide on the wheelchair cushion that best meets the user's needs? This webinar series on cushion selection will guide you through the process of assessment, all the way to building confidence with scripting, including when considering needed customisations.

Bridget Churchill will help to link theory into practice by considering the stages required to cushion selection:
A. Assessment of pelvis and hips and how to capture this information
B. Biomechanical considerations for the cushion to match clinical findings and goals, with particular focus on:
- Pelvic asymmetry: obliquity, rotation, anterior/posterior tilt
- Hips: Range of movement limitations including windsweeping and flexion limitations

1 hour Webinar: 2 live date options

11 December 2020, 10.00 am London time or 

21 December 2020, 3.00 pm London time

 

Bridget Churchill

Occupational Therapist & Clinical Educator

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Theory into Practice: Cushion Selection Series (Part 2)

Cushion Customisations and why you need to know about them

How do we decide on the wheelchair cushion that best meets the user's needs?

This webinar series on cushion selection will guide you through the process of assessment, all the way to building confidence with scripting, including when considering needed customisations.

In Part 2, Bridget Churchill will help to link theory into practice by reviewing cushion customisations and the reasons why these might be required, considering:

  1. Clinical assessment of posture and critical measures,
  2. Biomechanical considerations for the cushion to match clinical findings and goals,
  3. Limitations of off-the-shelf cushion options, and
  4. Prevention of avoidable secondary postural asymmetry and discomfort.

1 hour Webinar: 2 live date options

12 January 2021, 10.00 am London time or

28 January 2021, 4.00 pm London time

Bridget Churchill

Occupational Therapist & Clinical Educator

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Theory into Practice: Cushion Selection Series (Part 3)

Confidence with scripting, taking into account clinical presentation, cushion features, and user measurements

How do we decide on the wheelchair cushion that best meets the user's needs?  And how do we then confidently script our chosen selected cushion?

This webinar series on cushion selection will guide you through the process of assessment, all the way to building confidence with scripting, including when considering needed customisations.

In Part 3, Bridget Churchill will help to link theory into practice by consolidating the previous learning in this webinar series and to build confidence with scripting off-the-shelf and customised Spex cushions.

We will review findings of the clinical assessment, user and wheelchair measurements, critical measures and biomechanical considerations to match the cushion with clinical findings and goals.

 

1 hour Webinar: 2 live date options

8 February 2021, 10.00 am London time or

18 February 2021, 4.00 pm London time

 

Bridget Churchill

Occupational Therapist & Clinical Educator

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