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Education & Training

Astris Lifecare provide a variety of educational and training opportunities. Training varies from 2 hour workshops to full day sessions. We can also tailor training to meet your needs so feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements or check out our training calendar for upcoming events.

Clinical training
These sessions are aimed at allied Health professionals. Content is clinical and looks more at assessment and function. Rather than specific products, product features are used to guide equipment prescription processes. These training sessions are free for therapists to attend.

Product In-services
These sessions are product focused with the aim to upskill health professionals on specific products or product lines. They may be run in conjunction with clinical training or independently. Astris educator and or product specialists can come to your service and meet with your team.

Expos, exhibitions and conferences
As well as having booths at all the major expos and conferences, we are often part of the educational components.

International Guest speakers
Astris Lifecare work closely with industry leading manufacturers both nationally and internationally. As well as having opportunities to keep our own staff up to date on latest innovations and developments of products, we have access to internationally renowned leaders whom we often invite to NSW as part of our education program.

New grad group
This is a group where therapists new to equipment prescription can have access to mentoring, peer support and educational training to support their ongoing development.


Free Workshop Invitation, Pressure Management— FULLY BOOKED
Due to popular demand, last week we reached maximum capacity for our workshop on Equipment for Pressure Management. Ongoing requests and a growing waitlist for this workshop to be repeated showed a need for this topic so we have set an additional date for Wednesday 29th June at 9am at our Silverwater showroom. There are only limited spaces as we have offered first option to those who we were unable to accommodate at the May workshop. Get in quickly if you don’t want to miss out!
Date: 30th May 2016
Time: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Venue: Astris Lifecare Showroom, 5 Millennium Court Silverwater
Facilitator: Tracee-lee Maginnity & Gavin Little, Astris Lifecare
Overview: This work shop will take you through some of the most commonly prescribed mattresses and cushions currently on the market that are prescribed to meet pressure care needs. And introduce you to some of the less common emerging technologies now available. As a group we will explore some of the advantages and disadvantages that need to be considered as part of the clinical reasoning process when identifying potential solutions. The workshop will also include a practical session on setting up Roho cushions where you can learn and practice in a safe environment.
RSVP: tracee.lee@astrislifecare.com.au


Date: 30th May 2016
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
Venue: Astris Lifecare Showroom, 5 Millennium Court Silverwater
Facilitator: Tracee-lee Maginnity, Astris Lifecare
Overview: Introduction to equipment for pressure management & pressure mapping
New grad group meet monthly as a peer learning experience .
Opportunities for ongoing support and clinical education. Topics change each month
RSVP: tracee.lee@astrislifecare.com.au

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FREE Workshop Invitation Dr. Barend ter Haar– CLOSED
Date: 24th May 2016
Time: 10:30am – 3:30pm
Venue: CARNARVON GOLF CLUB, 65-95 Nottinghill Road, Lidcombe
Presenter: Dr. Barend ter Haar, BSc DPhil ATP, Managing Director, BES Rehab – Bristol, UK

Dr Barend ter Haar is coming to Australia to present at the ATSA expo in Melbourne. Following the great feedback we have had from his previous presentations we are excited to have him back in Sydney on this trip.

You are welcome to come to one or both sessions based on your goals, personal learning objectives and case load.

Workshop Session 1 (10.30am – 12.30pm)
Introduction to “A Clinical Application Guide: Standardized Wheelchair Seating Measures of the Body and Seating Support Surfaces”

Workshop Session 2 (1.30pm – 3.30pm)
Pelvis, Lower Extremities and Trunk Positioning in Seating and Mobility

Any Enquiries & RSVP: tracee.lee@astrislifecare.com.au


Advanced MAT & Seating Workshop-— CLOSED
Date: 27th April 2016
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Venue: To Be Confirmed
Facilitator: Amy Bjornson, Sunrise Medical and Tracee-lee Maginnity, Astris Lifecare
– Registration starts 9:00am
– Refreshments will be provided

This workshop is aimed at therapists whom are regularly assessing and prescribing seating for users with more complex postural needs. The workshop will provide an opportunity to further develop existing seating skills including hands on practice of complex MAT evaluation techniques, and the exploration of some common issues that can result in postural asymmetries.
RSVP: tracee.lee@astrislifecare.com.au


Spex Supershape Forum — CLOSED
Date: 23rd February 2016
Time: 9.30 am – 2 pm, Refreshments will be provided
Venue: Department of Family & Community Services | Ageing, Disability & Home Care, Murrumbidgee
Level 3, 76 Morgan St, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
Facilitator: Tracee-lee Maginnity, Astris Lifecare
RSVP: tracee.lee@astrislifecare.com.au


Don’t Stop There! Manual Wheelchair Selection and Configuration— CLOSED
Date: 15th March 2016
Time: 9.30 am – 4pm Lunch and refreshments included (6 CPD hours)
Venue: Royal Rehab, Clive Austin Conference Centre, Enter via 59 Charles St Ryde NSW 2112
Facilitator: Amy Bjornson, Sunrise Medical and Tracee-lee Maginnity, Astris Lifecare
Overview: Learn how to prescribe and set up wheelchairs to maximize independence, safety and long term joint health. Topics will include frame selection, configuration and selecting options to promote safe, functional independence in an active manual wheelchair.
RSVP: tracee.lee@astrislifecare.com.au


MAT Seating Assessment Refresher Workshop— CLOSED
Date: 23rd March 2016
Time: 12:30pm – 4:30pm, Refreshments will be provided
Venue: Astris Lifecare, Silverwater Showroom, 5 Millennium Court Silverwater
Facilitator: Tracee-lee Maginnity, Astris Lifecare
Overview: A Practical workshop that focuses on the MAT (Mechanical Assessment Tool) for postural assessment for seating and mobility.
This workshop is for therapists that have some experience with wheelchair & seating assessment/prescription.
RSVP: tracee.lee@astrislifecare.com.au


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