Theraposture to host new, CPD ‘Masterclass’ webinars with Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist

Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist (OT) and Theraposture Equipment Specialist will be hosting a series of free ‘Masterclass’ CPD webinars in January and February to provide essential education for healthcare professionals.

These new Masterclasses are the latest initiative from Theraposture in terms of educational support for Occupational Therapists. As a trusted supplier of adjustable beds, chairs and care cots, Theraposture is committed to helping professionals enhance everyday practice and strengthen client occupational performance.

Watching webinar on laptop

Watching a webinar by Shaun Masters, OT and Theraposture Equipment Specialist

Its patented Rotoflex rotating bed won the Excellence in Caring Award at the OT Show and is regarded as the first choice by many professionals for client independence and safety. All attendees to Shaun’s webinars will receive a CPD certificate and a reflective log for their educational portfolios.

The Masterclasses available are:

Confidence in paediatric cot bed prescription

Practical and theoretical recommendations to achieve better outcomes for children, families and carers.
Tuesday 25 January 2022. Live: 12 noon-12:45. Recorded: With live Q&A, 16:00-16:45.

Helping adult clients get legs into bed

Practical and theoretical recommendations for client independence and safer bed transfers.
Thursday 27 January 2022. Live: 12 noon-12:45. Recorded: With live Q&A, 18:00-18:45.

Clinical reasoning for assistive equipment – chairs and beds

Guidance to achieve improved client occupational performance in the home.
Tuesday 1 February 2022. Live: 12 noon-12:45. Recorded: With live Q&A, 16:00-16:45.

In addition to raising OT expertise regarding equipment, Shaun’s webinars will explore the many health and socio-economic factors around the provision of effective adjustable cots and beds. Shaun says:

Shaun Masters, OT

“ I encourage all fellow healthcare professionals to join the Theraposture educational programme and engage with us on innovative methodology to ensure better outcomes for all.”

About the host

Qualified as an OT since 2011, Shaun brings a wealth of clinical knowledge to Theraposture and its clients. Before joining this Wiltshire-based specialist, Shaun was responsible for delivering community-based re-enablement in the public sector.

Local Authorities and residents in Hampshire, Berkshire and Dorset all benefitted from his diligent and pro-active approach to occupational improvement. Shaun has expertise in moving and handling in both adult and paediatric sectors so is ideally qualified for a Trusted Assessor role. He now leads the educational programme for Theraposture, supporting healthcare professionals across the UK with online and face-to-face CPD.

To book

For a free place on any or all of the CPD Masterclass webinars, visit:
https://theraposture.co.uk/healthcare-professionals/webinar-booking/
Or contact Shaun Masters on – Tel: 07833 230854. Email: shaun@theraposture.co.uk

Rotoflex Bed Exclusive January Offer

Available until 31st January 2022. Free extended warranties for even more peace of mind from Theraposture.

Covid-19 / Coronavirus Safe Services – Our Commitment to You

Covid-safe adjustable bed and cot services from Theraposture

In this short video, Liam and Tom explain how Theraposture is keeping its adjustable bed, chair and care cot customers safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

To all of our customers,

The well-being of our customers; ​​our associates and our staff is our absolute priority, and you can be absolutely assured that we have taken all of the necessary precautions to achieve this. We absolutely understand and acknowledge that all of our clients are highly vulnerable and Covid is a serious risk to them. Our processes are applied to all clients without exception. These have been in place ​​since the beginning of the pandemic.

The company’s COVID-19 procedure (G 104) is still in operation and is at issue 2. This policy is constantly under review and has been updated in light of the latest OMICRON variant.

washing hands in sink

Our staff wash their hands before and after every customer contact.


Every morning, our Delivery Teams, Trusted Assessors and our Service Technicians check their temperatures with a company approved device before they leave home to ensure that they are safely below 37.8°C


Assessments are available either at a client’s home or by personal live video consultation with our in-house OT, using easily accessible technology such as Star-Leaf, Microsoft Teams, WhatsApp, Zoom, or any other platform you are familiar with.
We can arrange for video group consultations involving several persons, so that family members and healthcare professionals can all be involved. Often this will include the use of equipment that will be set up and operated as part of the consultation. Please call 0800 834654 to book an appointment or use our online booking app.


The equipment that we provide is vital in ensuring that our customers can remain independent at home and can avoid residential care settings. For example, by using the Rotoflex Bed it is likely that less external help will be needed to help with bed transfers and therefore the risks of spreading the Covid virus are massively reduced.

Theraposture virus safety suits and mask

Theraposture’s safety protection suit and masks

These are our PPE measures in place to keep you and our employees safe:

  • A protective mask that is P3 classification (P3 offers the highest filtration effectiveness and retains about 99.95% of particles)
  • Latex or non-Latex protective gloves (dependent on client preferences).
  • Protective overalls for clothing.
  • Protective covers for shoes.
  • Face visors.
  • Dettol type wipes to wipe down all surfaces that we have been in contact with.
  • Alcohol-based hand gels used between each customer contact.

Additionally, our staff will wash their hands before and after every customer contact.

When we arrange to visit your home for an assessment or for a delivery/service call, we will ask you detailed questions to establish if there is any risk to you or to us. We will not take any risks that affect the health of our clients or our staff.

We have been operating at full capacity without incident since the pandemic started. We have learned a great deal and have created a Covid safe policy (G104) which is constantly under review and is currently at issue 2, changed recently in line with the OMICRON emergence. We will continue to follow developments on a daily basis with intense scrutiny and will always fully comply with the advice given by the experts, the NHS and Government policy.

If you have any further questions, please contact us or call Freephone: 0800 834654


As suppliers of medical devices and assistive technology, we are providing a vital and essential service and will be able to continue to operate safely. We are recognised as an essential supplier and have the backing of the NHS and the BHTA and the major charities that we work with.


We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and loyalty.

The Theraposture Team

Stay safe, stay well and stay independent!

Updated December 2021

Theraposture announces latest live CPD ‘Masterclass’ webinars for Occupational Therapists

Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist and Equipment Specialist will be hosting a series of free-to-
attend CPD webinars during January and February 2022.

watching a bed webinar

These ‘Masterclass’ educational sessions provide a convenient opportunity to complete CPD hours early in 2022 and each attendee receives a certificate of attendance and a reflective log. There are three topics to choose from and each one focuses on solutions to topical challenges in the community.

Healthcare professionals are encouraged to attend all three with a choice of midday sessions or recorded broadcasts in the early evening. Whichever is preferred, Shaun will be available for a live Q&A so specific client needs can be discussed along with a deeper exploration of the subject matter. This education aims to strengthen everyday practice for OTs and improve outcomes for clients.

Places on the Masterclass webinars can be booked here or by contacting Shaun Masters on: shaun@theraposture.co.uk

Confidence in paediatric cot bed prescription

Practical and theoretical recommendations to achieve better outcomes for children, families
and carers.

Tuesday 25 January 2022. Live: 12 noon – 12:45
Recorded: With live Q&A, 16:00-16:45

Helping adult clients get legs into bed

Practical and theoretical recommendations for client independence and safer bed transfers.

Thursday 27 January 2022. Live: 12 noon – 12:45
Recorded: With live Q&A, 18:00-18:45

Clinical reasoning for assistive equipment – chairs and beds

Guidance to achieve improved client occupational performance in the home.

Tuesday 1 February 2022. Live: 12 noon – 12:45
Recorded: With live Q&A, 16:00-16:45

 

In addition to improving occupational performance, Shaun’s webinars will explore the many health and socio-economic factors around the provision of effective adjustable cots and beds. Shaun encourages all professionals to engage with him on topical discussion and methodology to ensure positive outcomes for all.

About the host

Qualified as an OT since 2011, Shaun brings a wealth of clinical knowledge to Theraposture and its
clients. Before joining this Wiltshire-based specialist, Shaun was responsible for delivering community
based re-enablement in the public sector. Local Authorities and residents in Hampshire, Berkshire
and Dorset all benefitted from his diligent and pro-active approach to occupational improvement.

Shaun has expertise in moving and handling in both adult and paediatric sectors so is ideally qualified
for a Trusted Assessor role. He now leads the educational programme for Theraposture, supporting
healthcare professionals across the UK with online and face-to-face CPD.

Theraposture to launch stock Mascot care cot packages for 2022 at Kidz North

Theraposture will be showcasing its new in-stock, rapid delivery care cot packages at the Kidz-to-Adultz-up-North exhibition (The Exhibition Centre Liverpool, 17th November 2021, stand G3, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront).

sales team with cot at exhibition

The Theraposture team will be returning to Kidz to Adultz up North in November 2021.

Since 1981, Theraposture has been a trusted market leading specialist in electrically adjustable care cots for disabled children and adults. Its Trusted Assessors support families and Occupational Therapists with a clinically led assessment service which focuses on achieving positive outcomes for all. Theraposture cots are specified for individual needs, so comfort, safety, personal choices, and peace of mind are all considered for everyone. The future-proofed Mascot cot is an important part of Theraposture’s proven range. The Mascot is a modular system that can be configured from stock, and even adapted to meet changing needs. To meet the rising demand for urgent requirements, Theraposture have created two STOCK cot specifications, each including a mattress, full-height soft padding and clear soft windows.

As we are all aware, there is currently a worldwide shortage of raw materials and problems with supply chains in all sectors, including Assistive Technology. This means that adjustable beds and care cots often take longer to provide from most suppliers.

Theraposture already have healthy stocks of Mascot Cot Beds and wipeable mattress. To create the two stock bed packages, they have also made padding in neutral colours with clear soft windows. This means that beds can be ordered and delivered typically within two weeks so the most urgent situations, such as safety risks and hospital discharges can be comfortably managed.

Theraposture provide all products with their 14-day Suitability Guarantee. All Theraposture beds, including the Mascot, comply with safety regulations DIN BS EN 60601-2-52 and DIN BS EN 50637:2017.

On stand G3 Theraposture will also provide live demonstrations of its Mascot cot and a range of useful literature, case studies and details regarding its partnership with Newlife, the disabled children’s charity. Theraposture Trusted Assessors will be on hand to discuss individual cot bed needs on a one-to-one basis, whilst offering free chocolates and tape measures for Occupational Therapists and families.

Demand increases for Theraposture client video assessments and Occupational Therapist CPD webinars

Theraposture, the assistive bed, chair, and care cot specialist, is continuing to host an increasing number of very popular CPD webinars as more Occupational Therapists (OTs) discover the value of attending these free educational sessions. The word is spreading, and participation is in high demand.

Theraposture’s education programme for professionals is led by Shaun Masters, OT. Shaun qualified as an OT in 2011 and has delivered community-based re-enablement in the public sector. He is a moving and handling expert, in both adult and paediatric sectors, joining Theraposture in 2018 as a resident Occupational Therapist and equipment specialist.

woman looking at laptop

Personal web seminar using a laptop at home.

Shaun provides two vital online services: live video assessments that assist OTs with finding solutions for their clients and CPD webinars for healthcare professionals.

Video Assessment Service

This is personalised to the needs of each end-user so possible tailored solutions can be recommended. Before a video assessment, a detailed discussion with a client’s therapist is completed so appropriate equipment is to hand and can be demonstrated during an online session.

This is often followed up with an opportunity for the client to try the recommended product in their own home. Many Occupational Therapists have now made a habit of using this video service as the first step towards equipment provision as it is very efficient, effective and Covid safe.

Live CPD Webinars

Theraposture can organise video education for groups of any size or for individuals. Webinars can cover a variety of topics such as solutions for achieving safe bed transfers.

Shaun can demonstrate equipment tailored to specific interests and encourages two-way discussion to ensure better understanding and client outcomes. Shaun’s educational webinars count to CPD hours, are FREE and each attendee receives a CPD certificate for their portfolio.

Currently the most popular webinars are:

1. Getting legs into bed

Shaun discusses possible solutions to this problem and how appropriate equipment can improve occupational performance. Not being able to access a bed independently is a huge issue in the community for people with restricted mobility. This CPD webinar offers education and advice to enhance everyday practice.

Getting legs into bed Seminar.

2. Becoming Confident in Cot Bed Prescription

The webinar explores the difficulties faced with prescribing paediatric sleeping solutions. It highlights the wider implications on health and day-to-day function whilst examining our nature to care, sleep hygiene and future-proofing.

Confidence in cot bed prescription.

One of Shaun’s latest cot webinars provided typical benefits for Occupational Therapists as he explains:

“Microsoft Teams was the preferred video platform for ten paediatric Adult Social Care Community Occupational Therapists, all working within Somerset, to attend my latest ‘Becoming Confident in Cot Bed Prescription’ webinar. They all invested an hour of their time which will contribute towards their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) portfolio. The seminar allowed a greater understanding of the type of client groups that are predominantly suited to each individual cot bed and how function, diagnosis and transfer abilities, strongly impact on why one specific cot bed is often more suited than another.”

“The session was run as an open forum, which allowed questions to be asked for the duration, as often OTs may have a client in mind when they see a product and questions regarding this can be answered straight away. The session received positive feedback and one attendee got in contact straight afterwards to arrange an assessment for one of her clients.”

From a spacious equipment demonstration room, Theraposture also facilitates the ‘Getting legs into bed’ CPD webinar. Shaun demonstrates how various products, such as the Rotoflex turning bed and leg lifter, along with moving and handling techniques, can ensure safer bed transfers for clients and carers.

Single and no-handed care outcomes are possible leading to client independence, reduced risk of falls and improved health and well-being.

Healthcare professionals from adult services regard this webinar equally as valuable as Liz Hall, Occupational Therapist says:

“In terms of the equipment demonstration via video call it was informative, explanations and demonstrations were clear and concise and Shaun’s ability to anticipate and answer questions was incredibly helpful. Being able to do this in real time via video was effective and great in terms of time management. It was an experience that I would like to replicate again in the future to save time as a therapist exploring and investigating suitable equipment for clients.”

Theraposture to continue with reassuring Covid protection despite Government rules relaxation

Theraposture, the adjustable bed, chair and care cot specialist, has announced it will not be relaxing any of its Covid safety measures to ensure continued protection of clients and healthcare professionals.

Video introduction to protective clothing

The Theraposture video explains its approach to keeping its clients safe from Covid. Watch on YouTube

Theraposture equipment remains vital for individuals with restricted mobility to remain independent, safe, and comfortable in their own home. It supplies trusted medical devices that allow people to be less reliant on carers, avoid relocation to residential care and reduce NHS and social services intervention. During the pandemic, Theraposture products, particularly the Rotoflex turning bed, have proven even more vital in reducing pressures on A&E by lowering falls and the chances of contracting Covid from visiting carers. Proven to eliminate care costs in many scenarios and recommended by leading Occupational Therapists, Theraposture electrically powered products will continue to be supplied in the safest, appropriate and ethical manner.

At the start of the pandemic, Theraposture took the lead in Covid safety by rapidly introducing procedures to protect vulnerable customers, Occupational Therapists, and its staff. The business was regarded as exemplary through its use of hospital-grade PPE and robust procedures from the outset, so reassurance was provided to all who came into contact with Theraposture.

Despite legal requirements being relaxed by the Government from 19th July, this high level of protection will be continued by Theraposture Trusted Assessors and technicians to ensure minimal risk and maximum peace of mind.

  • All staff will follow stringent hygiene processes and receive temperature checks at the start of each working day.
  • Lateral flow tests will be completed on a regular basis and all equipment will be thoroughly sanitised before home demonstrations or deliveries.
  • Protective clothing, hospital-grade masks and latex or non-latex gloves will be worn during all visits and social distancing measure will remain.

Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director, comments:

“As ever we are fully focused on the needs of our clients and will not be relaxing any of our Covid safety procedures in the near future. We are recognised as an essential equipment supplier and have the backing of the NHS, BHTA and major charities such as Parkinson’s UK and the MS Society. Our products, such as the award-winning Rotoflex, help with independent bed transfers and therefore drastically reduce the risk of spreading Covid from close contact with carers.”

“In addition, our remote assessments via video link continue to provide a popular contactless service for end users and healthcare professionals seeking safe interaction with our in-house Occupational Therapist, Shaun Masters. Our whole approach will continue to place safety as the number one priority, so that positive outcomes can be achieved as quickly and easily as possible.”

How Theraposture keeps its clients safe from Covid

 

Theraposture to present updated educational care cot webinars at Kidz Virtual

Theraposture will be presenting educational cot webinars for healthcare professionals and families at Kidz Virtual.

28th June – 2nd July 2021.

screen shot of online cot seminar
The Theraposture cot webinar at the latest Kidz Virtual includes a live Q&A.

Understanding why Theraposture adjustable cot beds are the considered choice for families and healthcare professionals

Updated and presented by Liam Braddell, Theraposture Director and Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist.

Monday 28th June 11am – 11:30am
Tuesday 29th June 11am – 11:30am
Thursday 1st July 11am – 11:30am

The Theraposture seminar will combine a pre-recorded presentation by Liam with a live Q&A session hosted by Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist. There will also be a live chat box for any questions during the presentation which will be answered by a Theraposture product specialist.

The updated webinar will include useful information on:

  • the extensive cot choices from Theraposture
  • the popular ‘future-proofed’ modular Mascot cot
  • cot functionality, padding, and door height options
  • emergency equipment loans from Newlife
  • client case studies
  • how Theraposture aims to match every comparable quote
  • Theraposture home demonstrations and video assessments
  • how Theraposture OTs and Trusted Assessors appropriately assess wants, needs and risks
  • successfully working with Occupational Therapists, including CPD training

Complementing the webinar, Theraposture have a virtual stand at Kidz which will provide a range of downloadable product information and case studies. There will also be details and links to the Theraposture video assessment and product demonstration service, including the easy-to-book appointment calendar.

Theraposture to present educational care cot webinars at Kidz Virtual

Theraposture, a trusted specialist in adjustable cots for children with disabilities, will be presenting educational cot webinars for healthcare professionals and families at Kidz Virtual, 1st – 3rd March 2021.

screen shot of online cot seminar

The Theraposture cot webinar at the latest Kidz Virtual includes a live Q&A with Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist.

 

Kidz ‘Venue-to-Virtual’ is the current online replacement for the Kidz exhibitions which run throughout the year. This virtual event will provide a vast range of exhibitors displaying specialist products and services that help disabled children and young adults.

It is free to attend and includes a series of video presentations for advice and education – helping Occupational Therapists, parents and disabled individuals to discover the latest in assistive solutions.

Theraposture will be presenting three sessions at Kidz Virtual of the webinar:

Understanding why Theraposture adjustable cot beds are the considered choice for families and healthcare professionals

Presented by Liam Braddell, Theraposture Director and Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist.

Monday 1st March 11:30am – 12:30pm
Tuesday 2nd March 11:00am – 12 noon
Wednesday 3rd March 11:00am – 12 noon

The Theraposture seminar will combine a pre-recorded presentation by Liam with a live Q&A session hosted by Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist. There will also be a live chat box for any questions during the presentation which will be answered by a Theraposture product specialist.

The webinar will include useful information on:

  • the extensive cot choices from Theraposture
  • the popular ‘future-proofed’ modular Mascot cot
  • cot functionality, padding and door height options
  • emergency equipment loans from Newlife
  • how Theraposture aims to match every comparable quote
  • Theraposture home demonstrations and video assessments
  • how Theraposture OTs and Trusted Assessors appropriately assess wants, needs and risks
  • successfully working with Occupational Therapists, including CPD training

Complementing the webinar, Theraposture have a virtual stand at Kidz which will provide a range of downloadable product information and case studies. There will also be details and links to the Theraposture video assessment and product demonstration service, including the easy-to-book appointment calendar.