Dr. Hoffman specialises in neurological physical therapy interventions designed to encourage movement
Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems
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The primary purpose of assistive devices and technologies is to maintain or improve an individual’s functioning and independence. They also facilitate participation and enhance overall well-being. As will be discussed in this course, gait mobility assistive devices include different types of walking frames, crutches and canes.
This course aims to show rehabilitation professionals how to teach patients with different weight-bearing precautions to safely mobilise with walking frames, crutches and canes.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Introduction to Assistive Technology Devices
- Walking Frames
- Axillary Crutches
- Elbow Crutches
- Canes / Walking Sticks
This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.