HELP FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS
Including Therapists, Comm-serve therapists, University Students, Registered Nurse, Clinicians and Assistants.
Shonaquip produces a range of positioning and mobility devices, as well as wheelchair cushions and therapy equipment for use by both children and adults with mobility impairments. Discover our range by clicking below or view our brochure here.
- Special Needs Wheelchairs for children
- Self-propel Wheelchairs
- Electric Wheelchairs
- Back Support
- Therapy Products
MENTORING AND ADVICE IN SEATING PRACTICE
Our expert seating practitioners offer free advice to ensure the optimal seating and posture device solution. Our team of technicians bring 30 years of customization experience. Our Admin support team can assist with medical aid queries, Government Device Tender processes, and general enquiries about SSE Products.
You can also access the SSE open resource series for free resources and tools.
Contact us for more information.
REMOTE SUPPORT FOR ASSESSMENT & PRESCRIPTION OF POSTURE SUPPORT DEVICES
COVID-19 and the national lockdown has given opportunity to expand our capacity to offer remote support to health providers in rural areas. We work across Southern Africa with a network of allied therapists and community based partners in various countries.
Contact our team to find out about remote assistance for assessment and device prescription.
ORGANISE COMMUNITY BASED OUTREACH SEATING SERVICES FOR YOUR COMMUNITY
Community Based Outreach Seating services (CBOS) provide opportunity for the SSE clinical team to train and mentor Department of Health therapists in the following areas:
- The WHO Guidelines on provision of manual wheelchairs in less resourced settings
- Product training on SSE (and other) devices available on the national and provincial government tender.
- The principles of basic, intermediate and advanced assessment.
- The principles of basic, intermediate fitting and advanced seating review.
- The basic principles of technical repair and maintenance.
Mentored seating clinics aim to develop clinical reasoning skills of local rehab departments and therapists to provide a quality wheelchair seating service within their communities. The programme is CPD-accredited.
Local hosts are key in preparing for the clinic in their area. Clinic venues include children’s homes, primary healthcare facilities and rehabilitation outpatient departments linked to state hospitals. Clients for outreach clinics are identified by the local rehabilitation staff. Each host clinic includes at least two local Dept Health (DoH)therapists and one DoH technician, who seeks to further his/her technical skills in technical wheelchair service.They arrange transport, provide tools for their repair person, client equipment required as well as spares. The local therapists order devices or parts and keep records of needs beyond the allocated annual budget.
HealthNet transports clients from farms or living further from the clinic. Clinics typically take place every 3 months, each accommodating about fifteen clients during the seven-hour clinic. The hosts undertake administrative, financial and clinical responsibility for the clinic and clients seen.
Shonaquip assists in tracking clients who require reviews, as well as those who are unconnected to state services or have a medical aid shortfall. Get in touch to find out how you can start to build sustainable local wheelchair services in your community.