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Mobility Clinic FAQ's

Q.What is the Mobility Clinic?

A. The Mobility Clinic is a 2-day event designed for amputees of all ages and abilities, as well as health care professionals. Amputees will learn basic, intermediate and comprehensive prosthetic running techniques to improve mobility, and help you be more active. The Mobility Clinic will focus on amputee walking, running and sports.

Q. What is the aim of the Clinic

A. The aim is for amputees to gain increased mobility on their prostheses, through exercises and activities designed to increase confidence, balance and strength.

Q. Are there any activities or presentation that are tailored for professionals working with amputees

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The Clinic features presentations from our expert coaches Cathy (physiotherapist), David (prosthetist) and Brett (running coach). These presentations are for all attendees but supply clinical information for the attending health professionals. The Clinic is a “hands-on” learning experience for professionals. You are paired with an amputee for the clinic and will assist them in all aspects: running, exercises, mobility activities and sports. Amputees attending the clinic are of all ages, abilities and levels of amputation. We have had unilateral, bilateral and quadrilateral amputees attend past clinics.

Q. When/Where is the 2017 Mobility Clinic being held?

A. The 2017 Össur Mobility Clinic will be held at St Bernard's College, 41 Rosehill Road, Essendon VIC on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th April 2017.

Q. How can I register to attend?

A. To register, follow this link: https://mobility-clinic-2017.eventbrite.com.au

Q. What is the registration fee for?

A. The Mobility Clinic is a non-for-profit event. The registration fee is to confirm your attendance to the Mobility Clinic. All proceeds will be donated to The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne Limb Deficiency Clinic.

Q. Will lunch be provided?

A. Yes, a light lunch, refreshments and drinks will be available throughout both days.

Q. I attended a previous Mobility Clinic, is it worth coming to the next one as well?

A. Attendees from previous clinics will gain a valuable opportunity to not only revisit techniques and skills learned from past events, but also look into further advancing these skills through new activities.

Q. Can I bring my family?

A. Yes - family, friends and supporters are welcome to attend with you. For catering purposes, we ask that you please specify at registration how many people you would like to bring along. To ensure we can cater for enough attendees, we do ask that you limit your numbers to no more than 3 people.

Q. Do family and friends have to pay/register separately?

A. No - only participating attendees are required to register and pay.

Q. Where can I book nearby accommodation?

A. The closest hotel is the Quest Moonee Valley. The hotel is 5.6km from the St Bernard’s College. Address: 1 McPherson St, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039
Phone: 03 8325 9500
Website: questmooneevalley.com.au
Email: [email protected]

To access special discounted rates, please quote that you will be attending the “Össur Mobility Conference” to access discounted rates. Rates are subject to availability, so please get in quick.

Q. What should I wear?

A. A t-shirt will be provided for all registered attendees. Please wear comfortable sport appropriate clothing.

Q. What time should I arrive?

A. There will be a registration/sign-in process for both days. Please arrive by 8am to allow ample time for registration.

Q. What options are there for parking?

A. On-site parking is available, access via Hampton Road, Gate 8.

Q. Will there be trained first-aid personnel at the Mobility Clinic?

A. St. John’s Ambulance will be attending for the duration of the event in case of any emergencies.

Q. Will there be an opportunity to see and trial Össur products?

A. Yes - there will be opportunity to trial the Össur Flex-Run. You will need to indicate this at time of registration. Please discuss your interest in a Flex-Run trial with your prosthetist. If it is possible to fit your existing prosthesis with a Flex-Run foot for a trial, your prosthetist can request one for you at no charge from Össur. You may use the foot for a 2-4 week period including Mobility Clinic and return the foot following the clinic. There are a limited number of trial feet available. Please discuss the option of a trial with your prosthetist as early as possible. These trials will operate on a first in, best dressed system and there will be a schedule for trials throughout the 2 days.



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