Allied health assistance students learn more about mobility aids
Thursday, 18 March 2021
Working as an Allied Health Assistant is hands-on, helping Allied Health professionals and supporting patients to maintain their independence and mobility. Making use of assistive technology is one way in which people can be supported to continue to participate in their everyday lives and routines. Students in the Allied Health Assistance courses at Wodonga TAFE recently took part in some practical sessions on campus where they were able to find out more about a range of assistive products and mobility aids.
Allied Health Assistance teacher, Tilly, demonstrated a variety of aids to the students and explained how the equipment might be used in different treatment scenarios. Students were then able to experience for themselves the use and fitting of each of the aids, which included wheelchairs, walking frames, crutches, and walking sticks. They also learned about the use of slide sheets, as well as more complex mechanical devices for lifting.