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Upcoming Webinars

Join our in-house specialists and expert guest speakers for a live webinar every month. We cover topics from specialist seating and promoting independence through to fall assistance and infection prevention. Each session is 1-hour long and runs via Zoom.

Coming soon!

Please keep visiting this page, our next webinar event will be announced and open for bookings in just a day or so.

Previous Webinars

THURSDAY 24TH MARCH 2022, 2-3PM

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

This free webinar provided training and support for occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and other healthcare professionals working with clients living with Parkinson’s Disease.

Our specialist guest speaker Dr Laura Daunt attended live to provide insight into the affects of Parkinson’s disease, whilst explaining how you can help those with Parkinson’s or caring for clients with the disease.

Why watch back?

  • Experienced guest speaker: The session was presented by special guest speaker Dr Laura Daunt, Consultant in Health Care of the Older Person at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
  • Learn about common symptoms and medication side-effects: Find out more about the condition, common impairments, and the impact on activity and participation.
  • Discover hints and tips: Throughout the webinar, Dr Daunt provided a whole host of ideas and tips based on her experience, to help diagnose and minimise the symptoms of the disease.

Topics Covered & Learning Objectives:

  • What is Parkinson’s disease and what are the symptoms
  • Jargon busting terminology
  • Understanding medical treatments and side effects
  • Common impairments and impact on activity and participation
  • Falls optimisation
  • The impact of dementia and neuropsychiatric symptoms

THURSDAY 17TH FEBRUARY 2022, 2-3PM

Rehabilitation Using Moving & Handling Techniques & Equipment

Using moving and handling equipment with a view to therapeutic rehabilitation: Learn to work smarter.

This free webinar provided training and support for occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and other healthcare professionals working with rehabilitation and/or manual handling.

Why watch back?

  • Experienced guest speaker: The session was presented by special guest speaker Penny Townsend, Physiotherapist & Moving and Handling Consultant, MCSP HCPC NBE.
  • Learn about therapeutic handling: Discover the difference between care handling and therapeutic handling, and find out techniques and equipment you can use.
  • Put learning into practice: Hear about live case studies from Penny’s vast experience in working with clients.

Topics Covered & Learning Objectives:

  • The difference between care handling and therapeutic handling
  • The responsibilities of delegation of activities related to moving and handling and therapy
  • Safety first – considering complexities of clients
  • How using moving and handling equipment can aid therapeutic rehabilitation
  • A review of problem solving case studies

THURSDAY 27TH JANUARY 2022, 2-3PM

Mental Health Masterclass for Healthcare Professionals

Mental health masterclass for healthcare professionals – Strategies for looking after ourselves and our colleagues this winter.

Many of you have dedicated your careers to prioritising the needs of others. During these challenging times, it’s very easy to neglect your own needs, as well as those of your colleagues. We want to empower you with the tools and the knowledge to make 2022 a better year, and it all starts with your mental health and wellbeing.

This free webinar provided an array of guidance, proven strategies and support mechanisms for workplace wellbeing that will be equally applicable to all viewers.

Why attend?

  • Experienced guest speakers: With our guest speaker unable to make it at last minute, we pulled out all the stops – and ended up with not one, but two speakers! Get a boost of energy and positivity from well-renowned Big Ian Donaghy, and gain deeper insights into your own and other people’s mental health with specialist trainer Maisie McKenzie.
  • Learn simple tips and tricks: Many healthcare professionals are under pressure at work. Both Maisie and Ian provided some guidance on how to help yourself and others cope in difficult times.
  • Put a smile on your face: We had some fantastic feedback from the session, and this recording is sure to lighten your mood and help you reflect.

Topics Covered & Learning Objectives:

Do you or your colleagues ever:

  • Feel the weight of negative thoughts adversely affecting you at work?
  • Wish that you could open up to somebody and verbalise how you’re feeling?
  • Suffer with depression and/or anxiety during your working day?
  • Feel like you need to hide how you really feel sometimes, for fear of how it may look to others?
  • Wish you knew more about the resources that might be available to you?
  • Wish you had some simple mechanisms for dealing with those moments of feeling overwhelmed?

…then this 1 hour masterclass will help guide you in the right direction.

THURSDAY 16TH DECEMBER 2021, 2-3PM

Smart & Efficient Manual Handling

Working smartly and efficiently when manual handling: Applying basic principles to healthcare activities so you are effective and efficient.

Following the success and brilliant feedback from our last webinar with Simon Love, we were pleased to host another manual handling webinar with Simon!

This free 1 hour webinar provided training and support for occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and other healthcare professionals who move and assist patients or who support staff (and formal and informal carers) to carry out moving and handling tasks.

Why watch back?

  • Experienced guest speaker: The session was presented by Simon Love, Chairman and Advanced Member of the National Back Exchange, Chartered Physiotherapist and Moving and Handling Practitioner.
  • Essential learning for anyone involved in the care sector: Learn tips and tricks for manual handling. It’s a must-watch video for anyone who moves and assists patients, or who supports staff (and formal and informal carers) to carry out moving and handling tasks.
  • Timeless manual handling principles: Simon covered some simple but extremely effective principles to follow when dealing with any manual handling scenario. These tips are timeless and work every time, regardless of the application.

Topics Covered & Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to list the basic principles of moving and handling
  • Have an experiential knowledge of how to reduce muscle work and effort during activities
  • Apply principles to manual handling tasks and activities to make them more comfortable for the person and effective for the therapist or carer
  • Live Q&A.

THURSDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2021, 2-3PM

Equipment Provision for the Plus Size Population

A free one hour webinar providing training and support for occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and other healthcare professionals working with Plus Size clients.

Plus Size individuals require personalised assessment and in the majority of cases customised equipment. The key to effective bariatric equipment provision is effective assessments that enable harm free care.

Why attend?

  • Experienced guest speaker: Special guest speaker Anita Rush (Plus Size patient specialist, MSc (Health Ergonomics) Dip Health Care Studies RGN, and Clinical Lead Nurse Specialist Equipment at NHS West Berkshire CCG) will be joining us live on the day.
  • Learn how to specify bariatric equipment: Learn tips and tricks on how to measure for Plus Size Seating, and what to be aware of when specifying equipment for plus-size individuals.
  • Live demonstration: See Lento Bariatric Rise & Recline, the world’s first fully adjustable size riser recliner chair for plus-size people, for yourself.

Topics Covered & Learning Objectives:

  • An understanding of the Morphology (body shapes) and their association to equipment provision
  • A look at how equipment mis-match has the potential to cause harm to both care givers and individuals, including tissue damage
  • Tips and tricks on how to measure for Plus Size Seating
  • A look at how much circulation space within the environment is required, and how it is essential for safe practice
  • A LIVE demonstration of the world’s first fully-adjustable bariatric rise & recline chair
  • Live Q&A.

THURSDAY 21ST OCTOBER 2021, 2-3PM

Myth-Busting Manual Handling

A free webinar providing training and support for occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and other healthcare professionals who move and assist patients or who support staff (and formal and informal carers) to carry out moving and handling tasks.

Why watch back?

  • Inspiring and experienced guest speaker: The session will be presented by Simon Love, Chairman and Advanced Member of the National Back Exchange, Chartered Physiotherapist and Moving and Handling Practitioner.
  • Get the latest up-to-date manual handling advice: The presentation will be updated with the latest evidence from sessions at the National Back Exchange conference in late September 2021.
  • Improve your own manual handling techniques, as well as formal and informal carers you support: Increase your knowledge and competence in manual handling of patients, which will in turn help you to help others.

Topics Covered & Learning Objectives:

  • A look at the current research into the management of back pain
  • An understanding of the dangers of giving the wrong messages and the potential consequences for carers
  • The responsibilities for health care professionals to use evidence to influence practice
  • Some positive messages to help carers to maintain their health and to work smartly and efficiently
  • Live Q&A.

THURSDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 2021, 2-3PM

How to Specify and Justify Motorised Functions on Power Wheelchairs

A free webinar for healthcare professionals working with clients who use powered wheelchairs.

Why watch back?

  • Guest speaker: Hear from product specialist Pete Jones, from the largest manufacturer of powered wheelchairs in the world.
  • Animations bring it to life: Watch animations of different functions, and how they can help in every day life.
  • Tips to specify and justify decisions: Learn how to specify and write justifications for powered functions on electric wheelchairs.

Topics Covered & Learning Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of the types of powered adjustments which are available on power wheelchairs, including tilt-in-space, backrest recline, seat elevation, legrest elevation, and other functions
  • Find out more about anterior tilt – a unique function – what it does, and why it’s important
  • Explore the clinical and social benefits of each of the features, and why you would use them
  • Discover hints and tips on how and when to specify these functions, and how to justify your decisions
  • Live Q&A.

THURSDAY 26TH AUGUST 2021, 2-3PM

The Role of Heat & Moisture in Skin Health in Seating

A free webinar looking at how heat and moisture can affect skin health in seating, with an exclusive look at the JAY Balance Cryo cushion!

Why watch back?

  • Guest speaker: Hear from experienced Occupational Therapist Faith Brown.
  • Learn the science behind skin care: Gain a greater understanding on the causes and effects of heat and moisture whilst sitting.
  • Discover solutions: Learn about specialist cushions and how they can help.

Topics Covered & Learning Objectives:

  • The importance of skin health in seating.
  • How we account for skin health in seating assessments and with other equipment.
  • Skin microclimates and maintaining skin health with special guest speaker Faith Brown, OT.
  • An introduction to the JAY Balance Cryo cushion!
  • Live Q&A.

THURSDAY 29TH JULY 2021, 2-3PM

Understanding Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Webinar (including an overview of activity chairs)

A free webinar providing training and support for occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and other healthcare professionals working with clients living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Why watch back?

  • Guest speaker: Hear from Patrick Burke, who lives with MS.
  • See a live demonstration: Guest speaker Chris Marshall provided a live demonstration of activity chairs and how they can help.
  • Learn the science behind MS: Gain a greater understanding on the causes and symptoms of MS.

Topics Covered & Learning Objectives:

    • The stages and causes of MS
    • Visible and hidden effects of the disease
    • How to address MS effects when assessing
    • An overview of VELA activity chairs and how they can promote independence in the home
    • A discussion from Patrick (who lives with MS) of the daily challenges he faces and how to overcome them
    • Live Q&A.

FRIDAY 25TH JUNE 2021, 2-3PM

Specialist Seating Webinar 2 – Posture & the Pelvis (including a revolutionary new product launch!)

A free webinar providing training and support for occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and other healthcare professionals working with clients who require specialist seating.

Why watch back?

  • New product launch: This webinar was the official launch of a new chair that’s never been seen in the world before!
  • Speakers: Session delivered by Ben Stirling, a trained Specialist Seating Assessor, and George Hulbert, a seating advisor with 15 years’ seating experience.
  • Practical and theory knowledge: Discover all about the pelvis, the impact it has on posture, and how you can assess pelvic positioning.

Topics Covered & Learning Objectives:

    • The importance of the pelvis in seating
    • Practical tips on how to assess pelvic positioning
    • An overview of each of the common postural abnormalities
    • Possible causes of postural and pelvic issues
    • Ideas for solutions to correct or support an abnormal posture
    • A live session showing a brand new seating concept and how to adjust and use it
    • Live Q&A.

THURSDAY 20TH MAY 2021, 2-3PM

Using Specialist Seating to Reach Client Goals: How, When & Why to Specify

A free training webinar to support occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and other healthcare professionals in specifying seating solutions that meet clients’ care needs and help them reach their goals.

Why watch back?

  • Speaker: Session delivered by Ben Stirling, a trained Specialist Seating Assessor.
  • Live demonstration: Learn how to take accurate measurements and size a chair to get the perfect fit for your client.

Topics Covered & Learning Objectives:

    • Understanding the risk factors associated with inadequate seating for older people and people with disabilities.
    • The hierarchy of provision for specialist seating – when is intervention needed?
    • Best practices and advice for carrying out seat sizing assessments. Includes a live demonstration on how to properly size a care chair!
    • Why is a holistic approach to specifying seating important?
    • Tips for tailoring specifications to individual clients.
    • Beyond postural management & pressure care – the overall impact of seating on health and quality of life.
    • Benefits of using adjustable chairs to achieve clients’ short and long-term goals.
    • Live Q&A.

THURSDAY 22ND APRIL 2021, 2-2.50PM

Falls & Hip Fractures Webinar: Top Tips for Recovery & Prevention

Training and support for occupational therapists, physios, and other healthcare professionals working with clients who have been affected by or are vulnerable to falls.

Why watch back?

  • International guest speaker: Broaden your horizons with an overseas specialist joining us live!
  • Live demonstration: A mix of presentations, discussions and an exclusive live product demonstration offers learning with inspiration.

Topics Covered & Learning Objectives:

    • Overview of the significance of falls in the UK to both individuals and the NHS.
    • Understanding the different types of hip fractures and their severity.
    • Exploring preventative measures that can be taken to tackle falls around the home.
    •  An introduction to a brand new revolutionary falls protection device, the first of its kind! This event will be the official launch of the product in the UK.
    • A live demonstration of the new device.
    • Sharing of results from studies carried out by the University of Grenoble in the French Alps.
    • Live Q&A.

THURSDAY 18TH MARCH 2021, 2-3PM

Understanding Long COVID: Managing Client Symptoms & Supporting Recovery

Exploring how occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and other healthcare professionals can support their clients living with long COVID.

Speakers:

  • Rachel Wilson BHSc (Hons) OT MSc, Independent Occupational Therapist at RWOT.
  • Padraig Finn, Physiotherapist at Yorkshire Care Equipment.

Topics Covered & Learning Objectives:

    • Review the prevalence of long COVID in the UK.
    • Understand common symptoms and how long COVID presents in individual cases.
    • What impact is long COVID having on people?
    • Consideration and application of interventions historically used in the management of Chronic Fatigue.
    • Current best practices and advice for treating clients.
    • Specifying equipment based on a client’s symptoms to support management, rehabilitation, and recovery.
    • Live Q&A.

 

Product Training

Get a personal training session from one of our equipment specialists.

We offer free demonstrations for our Lento care chair, ProSpec hospital chair, and Raizer falls lifting chair ranges. Learn more about the features, functions, and how to use specialist equipment to maximise benefits for users and caregivers.

Let us know your requirements and we’ll tailor the session to suit your needs. Available via video call or on-site.

Product Demos and Equipment Training
YORTRAIN GOLD session

YORTRAIN GOLD

YORTRAIN GOLD was our annual training day for Occupational Therapists and other healthcare professionals.

It was an action-packed event full of inspirational talks, training sessions, networking, and opportunities to get hands-on with care equipment.

Our ongoing webinars and product training let us take everything great about YORTRAIN GOLD and offer it nationwide, all year round!

Book a Training Session

To arrange a session or enquire about our free training services, please fill out the form below or call us on 01423 799960:

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