OT Shaun Masters delivers well attended seminars at the OT Show focusing on safer bed transfers.
Theraposture, the award-winning specialist in adjustable beds, chairs and care cots, has successfully presented its latest product innovations and CPD education at the 2019 OT Show.
Attended by high numbers of healthcare professionals, Theraposture CPD-accredited seminars generated significant interest and engagement at the OT Show. Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist and Theraposture Trusted Assessor, provided a compelling series of practical sessions entitled ‘Getting legs into bed’. This educational content focused on a simple task which is highly challenging for individuals with restricted mobility and without a solution, can lead to significant safety, health and well-being problems.
The presentations included the proven Theracare leg lifter, a Theraposture double combination adjustable bed and the latest turning bed from this trusted specialist – the Rotoflex 235 Low. The new Rotoflex builds on the success of the Rotoflex 235 Plus which won the Caring in Excellence Award at last year’s OT Show. It encompasses even more advanced technology and ultra-low access so shorter users benefit from greater support when achieving bed transfers.
Throughout the exhibition Shaun provided a unique insight into safer bed transfers for a variety of client needs, conditions and care scenarios. Content focused on reducing carers intervention and maximising independence for users – hence reducing or eliminating care costs. OTs were able to see a range of options to ensure clients can remain at home on their own terms through solutions that fully comply with safety legislation. Variations in the amount of powered assistance provided by each product type was explained so that enablement is maintained without over prescription of functionality. Equally the ability of Theraposture to provide future proofed support to changing needs was explained so that a holistic approach to clinical care is achieved.
Shaun Masters OT commented: “It has been a pleasure to present to fellow professionals during the OT Show. I hope my peers found the educational sessions as rewarding as I did – especially in terms of discussing clinical outcomes and the latest thinking regarding bed transfers. The new Rotoflex 235 Low was a key part of my seminars as its ultra-low capabilities and powered rising heel section offer a new dimension in ergonomic support. The show now provides a platform for us to expand our educational workshops and training programmes so more OTs can enhance everyday practice and reduce strain on care budgets.”
In addition to the CPD education presentations the Theraposture team provided a range of information regarding proven equipment for adults and children with disabilities. Theraposture’s client-centric assessment process was explained to delegates along with its clinical approach and 14-day suitability guarantee. This considered approach to client needs has resulted in working relationships with leading charities including Age UK, MS Society, Parkinson’s UK and Newlife. Theraposture adjustable beds and cots are provided through these charities as this highly established manufacturer is regarded as the ethical and considered choice.