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Join us at the Astris PME 2024 Clinical Summit

Join us at the Astris PME 2024 Clinical Summit

We’re thrilled to announce that the annual Astris PME CLINICAL SUMMIT is returning to Melbourne in May! This is a not-to-be missed opportunity for Allied Health Professionals to glean insights from industry leaders, staying abreast of the latest advice and cutting-edge equipment. We invite all Allied Health Professionals to join us at our major clinical education event for the year – the Astris PME 2024 Clinical Summit: Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2024 Venue: Victoria Pavilion, Melbourne Showgrounds
Adaptive Cycling – Let’s get riding!

Adaptive Cycling – Let’s get riding!

In the wake of updated World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines emphasizing the importance of physical activity for individuals with chronic conditions or disabilities, adaptive cycling emerges as an exciting avenue to promote both physical and mental well-being. The WHO recommends 60 minutes a day of moderate-to-vigorous intensity, mostly aerobic, physical activity, across the week and that sedentary time should be limited. Cycling embodies all of this.  Let's explore how trikes, particularly the Rifton Adaptive Tricycle and Schuchmann Momo Trike, play a crucial role in making cycling a reality for children facing unique challenges.
NEW 2024 Product Selection Guides for Kids & Adults

NEW 2024 Product Selection Guides for Kids & Adults

We are thrilled to release TWO new Product Selection Guides for 2024 in Paediatric and Adult editions. Explore our vast range of Standers, Alternative Indoor Seating, Positioning/Sleep Systems, Supportive Pushchairs, Walkers, Hygiene, Hoists/Support Systems, Car Seats and Exercise Equipment.
Life from a Different Perspective: Why do we stand?

Life from a Different Perspective: Why do we stand?

The human body is inherently structured for an upright posture. From the initial stages of development, the progression is directed towards achieving an upright stance—beginning with the ability to roll over in the first few months, followed by crawling at approximately 9 months, and culminating in the act of pulling oneself to stand at around 10 months. This developmental trajectory is driven by the overarching aim of attaining the distinct perspective and autonomy afforded by independent standing and mobility.
Wheels in Motion!

Wheels in Motion!

It's time to get moving! We are excited to launch our NEW 12-page wheelchair brochure featuring a range of Active Manual & Sports Wheelchairs, Power Add-Ons, and Full Power Wheelchairs. Unleash mobility and discover freedom and empowerment! 
Powerchair scripting – the functional effects of choices

Powerchair scripting – the functional effects of choices

This could be for a number of reasons such as reducing the stress on shoulder joints, insufficient strength, fatigue, independence, or accessing powered seating functions. Overall, there are likely several goals for wheelchair users and their families as well as the clinical considerations of their therapy team to take into account.
A look at the why and how of power add-on units

A look at the why and how of power add-on units

A systematic review in 2016, explored factors influencing participation of wheelchair users in their social and community environments. The scope to change outcomes by addressing some factors or accommodating for others was also identified. When looking at the “modifiable” factors, there is a wide range where the use of a power add-on unit can improve participation and access. Some examples include:
Specialist seating and the new Smart Seat Pro II

Specialist seating and the new Smart Seat Pro II

Supporting seating and posture throughout the day, often requires more than one piece of assistive technology to optimise function, participation, and quality of life. When a wheeled mobility device with seating is not able to meet certain goals, using an alternative specialty seating system can be considered.

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