2015 Education Forum | Toronto

2015-06-04 - 2015-06-04


Thursday, June 4, 2015

Variety Village
3701 Danforth Avenue Scarborough, ON M1N 2G2


Join us for this one day workshop-based seminar and have a chance to win one of several door prizes including the grand prize, a $1,000 trip voucher Value*.



Our Canadian clinical educators have prepared their best curriculum yet. Learn about the latest innovations in the mobility world. Update your knowledge in a single day! Acquire valuable insights into the latest trends and what is a must in today’s rehabilitation practice.

You will be able to choose 4 out of the 6 workshops offered. Selected workshops are offered in French.


  • Manual Wheelchairs
  • Power Wheelchairs
  • Science of Seating
  • Tilt in Space Manual Wheelchair Solutions
  • Hands on/Sport
  • Specialty Controls


  • 8:00 – 9:00am Registration & Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 9:15am Introduction
  • 9:15 – 10:15am Workshop A
  • 10:15 – 10:45am Break
  • 10:45 – 11:45am Workshop B
  • 11:45 – 12:45pm BBQ
  • 12:45 – 1:45pm Workshop C
  • 1:45 – 2:00pm Afternoon Break
  • 2:00 – 3:00pm Workshop D
  • 3:00 – 3:15pm Closing & Final Draw

Manual Wheelchairs

Understanding the choices that should be considered when selecting and setting up a manual wheelchair to achieve optimal performance for an individual is important.  Participants will be given an opportunity to propel wheelchairs with different configurations and weight distributions to experience the differences.

Power Wheelchairs

Differences in performance between mid-wheel and rear-wheel drive power wheelchairs will be reviewed. The role of suspension and stability in minimizing client fatigue will be discussed. Participants will be given an opportunity to drive power wheelchairs through an obstacle course to feel the differences.


This workshop looks at the clinical rationale for generic cushion choices along the continuum of seating. Understand how material and product design facilitate pressure redistribution. Participants will be given an opportunity to work with various materials to build a cushion based on the concepts discussed.

Dynamic Title Wheelchair

This session will describe the effect of the mechanism of tilt on maneuverability and independent mobility. How to adjust a tilt wheelchair to align the centre of gravity with the centre of rotation will be presented. Research findings on the use of tilt for pressure redistribution will be discussed. Participants will be given an opportunity to trial tilt wheelchairs that demonstrate the concepts presented.

Specialty Controls

Various specialty control options will be reviewed.  Some programming of specialty controls will be discussed to illustrate the importance of programming for function. Various specialty controls will be available for trial during the seminar.

Hands on/Sport

This is an experiential workshop.  After receiving some instruction on rules of the game and features of sports wheelchairs, have some fun with wheelchair basketball.  Also try a hand cycle and see how far you can go!



Registration is now Closed, Thank you.


If you have any questions, please contact Brock Hicks:

E-mail: brock.hicks@sunmed.com
Phone: +1 905.761.3705

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