Etac R82, the UK’s leading specialist in Scandinavian-inspired assistive equipment, has hosted its first Seating Assessment Training (SATs) for paediatric OT’s and physiotherapists.

SAT is a new, free training course aimed at paediatric OT’s and physiotherapists who want to develop their knowledge of seating principles and problem solving solutions further. It offers the opportunity for collaboration between therapists and equipment providers so that individual therapy needs can be met. The programme is hosted by respected professionals Joanne McConnell, OT, clinical manager and mobility and pressure care specialist at Etac R82, and Helena Poulton, highly specialist OT. The first session was fully attended and delivered an engaging and rewarding educational experience for all attendees. The following example feedback was received:

“Thank you so much – great teaching and examples from practice. Appreciate the resources and the value placed on EBP, also appreciate that the course is not a sales pitch. Impressed by how excited and passionate Etac R82 are in regards to training.” Llinos Aphywel, OT

“Really beneficial course. Good selection of topics, I wish I had been on this training earlier. I will definitely recommend to colleagues. It has hopefully given me more confidence and looking forward to implementing in practice.” Attending OT

The next SAT training with free slots available will be held on:

Thursday 13 September – 9:30–16:00

More dates to be announced soon.

Etac R82, Unit D4A, Coombswood Business Park East, Halesowen, West Midlands, B62 8BH

To book a place telephone: +44 (0)121 561 2222 or email

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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