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Sumed Hosts Road Shows Nov 2011

Bart Road Shows

Sumed has continued its annual tradition of hosting a series of road shows across the country on pressure area care. Events took place in Cardiff, Lichfield, Shrewsbury, Portsmouth and Berkshire between 21st-25th November.

The events are aimed at Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Rehabilitation Engineers working within Wheelchair Services along with a range of Nursing staff involved in pressure relief management. The events featured presentations from Bart van der Heyden, a Physical Therapist, seating/wheelchair consultant.  Bart has studied Physical Therapy in Ghent, Belgium and has gained clinical experience in Belgium, Germany and the U.S.A.; where he is a Licensed Physical Therapist.  Bart has over 16 years of experience in the Seating and Positioning field.

Bart Road Show

The interactive sessions featured practical demonstrations on seating and pressure relief with particular focus on postural management. A series of case studies on seating interventions in rehabilitation and improving functionality challenged participants to “think outside the box” during a highly informative and successful week.

The largest road show in Berkshire attracted 130 clinicians from several areas in the Southern region with Occupational Therapists, Tissue Viability Nurses, District Nurses and Physiotherapists being just some of the key Healthcare professionals present at the event.

A huge thanks to Ken Isaac and Bart van der Heyden from Roho for all their hard work and making the week such a success!

If you would like to know more about events in your area…or even host your own? Get in touch.