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WEBINAR Upper Limb Rehab Utilising Computer/Robotic Based Devices Wednesday 6 May 2015

WEBINAR Upper Limb Rehab Utilising Computer/Robotic Based Devices (National) – Wed 6 May 2015


  • Explanation of Vicki’s Fellowship Research
  • Theory behind computer/robotic based therapy
  • Device requirements
  • Explanation of Tyromotion devices used in the AOTS clinic
  • Client Case Studies
  • Demonstration of devices and computer software attached to the devices

Learning objectives:

  • To understand the theory/research behind computer based devices
  • To gain an understanding of device requirements for therapy
  • To understand the differences between the devices and when to use what device eg. Tymo vs Pablo vs Amadeo vs Diego
  • To understand the assessment capabilities of the devices
  • To understand the differences between the passive, assistive and active therapy enabled through the devices
  • To understand the operational components of using devices with clients actively working (eg how the software works and how to manipulate to optimise clients participation)
  • To understand the needs of the therapist when assisting clients to use the devices (including passive, assistive and active), also when to stand back
  • To understand how to transfer skills learned in therapy sessions, into homework/home based practice


After graduating as an Occupational Therapist (OT), Vicki worked professionally within various hospital settings, where she had the opportunity to experience a variety of different settings. This was when Vicki realised that the area of OT she wanted to specialize in was community based.

15 years ago Vicki decided that there was a huge need for in home treatments and she started her own private practice. Now Abraham OT Services P/L (AOTS) employs 6 OT’s who work in the community setting as well as in their new upper limb clinic based in Moorabbin.

In 2013 Vicki was awarded the George Alexander Fellowship through the International Specialised Skills Institute. This enabled her to research rehabilitation clinics in Europe and America and to establish what was lacking here in Australia. Vicki’s sole desire is to be able to provide Australians with care and services that are considered routine in the rest of the world for upper limb rehabilitation. The AOTS clinic in Moorabbin utilises computer/robotic devices to assist in upper limb rehabilitation – the first private clinic offering these services within Australia.


The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday 6th May 2015 from 12pm-1:30pm ADST, if you fall outside of that area you will need to adjust. Login details will be emailed to all registrants the week prior to the webinar date.

FEES and CPD Hours

  • Members $45
  • Non-Members $70
  • Student Members $30

Attendees will be awarded 1.5 hours CPD.

To register or for more information click here.