Dr. Dana Mather is a paediatric physical therapist who has a special interest in assistive technology.
Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems
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There are many benefits of standing, from increased strength and bone mineral density to improved cardiovascular health and more. Children with severe motor impairment may require an assistive device for standing and/or walking. Support standers or gait trainers are rigid frame devices that support a child in prolonged standing, allowing them to weight bear. This course will explore the various types of standers and equip you with the knowledge to select an appropriate stander for your paediatric clients.
This course aims to describe different types of standers, their use and benefits.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
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.