This is one of the highlights of our calendar and a chance to network and meet other professionals in our field as well as gain valuable information to help our clients.
We have recently been trialling an amazing piece of technology that may be suitable for some of our clients that experience difficulties with hand mobility and fine motor skills.
It was great to hear what their Clinical Specialist, Amy Bean, had to say in her presentaion, regarding products such as the Saebo glove, that have been designed for neurologically impaired.
The SaeboGlove consists of a light weight, low profile design that assists neurological and orthopedic clients with finger and thumb extension. The SaeboGlove positions the wrist and fingers into extension in preparation for functional activities. The client grasps an object by voluntarily flexing the fingers. The extension system assists with re-opening the hand to release the object.
We were also able to attend lectures from Plymouth University Prof Jon Marsden and his lecture on resisted exercises. Dr Salim Ghoussayni also discussed FES (Functional electrical stimulation) which is a treatment we recommend for some of our clients. Please follow this link to see a factsheet about FES from the MS Trust.
Alongside this brilliant expo, we have been looking into some new software that is available. As a way to improve our service to clients, we are looking at ways people can self manage their physiotherapy when we are not there. To this end, we have been trialling some excellent programmes that will be accessible online and Via e-mail or mobile phones. This means that we can tailor an exercise programme to the specific needs of our clients. We are very excited about all the new technology available.