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A new free event is being held by the OT Service in coordination with wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) specialist Sirus for occupational therapists on what they need to consider when specifying a suitable vehicle for their clients.

The event will be led by the OT Service’s Tracy Winchester, a qualified occupational therapist with over ten years’ clinical experience, which includes a 45-minute presentation followed by 15 minutes for questions.

The OT Service is an occupational therapy consultancy providing independent occupational therapy for individuals, case managers, solicitors, insurers, retailers, manufacturers and businesses.

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The CPD session

Event date and time: The CPD event will be held in January 2020 (date TBC) and will run from 11am-1pm

Event location: Park Inn by Radisson, Bescot Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4SE

Synopsis: This session will be delivered by Tracy Winchester from the OT Service and will give attendees an overview of the essential clinical factors to consider when specifying a suitable vehicle for a wheelchair user to drive or travel upfront as a passenger.

The discussion will also include advice about the unique features that occupational therapists need to be aware of when sourcing the best accessible vehicle for their client.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the physical, cognitive and sensory requirements for driving an adapted vehicle
  • Be aware of the features and benefits that may be required to meet the client’s individual needs

Additionally, Disable Aids will be demonstrating various wheelchairs at the event. The session includes a hot buffet lunch and goodie bag for attendees.

About the speaker

Tracy Winchester has gained her experience as an OT through working in statutory services and the private sector in various settings with particular expertise in mental health, neuro-rehabilitation (including acquired/traumatic brain injury) and functional rehabilitation.

She has worked as an independent OT for the last seven years including vocational rehabilitation and medico-legal clinical case work.

To find out more about the event, email

Sirus converts a range of wheelchair accessible vehicles and offers an adaptations service. It can fit a wide range of adaptations including steering, pedal and clutch modifications, hand controls, speed control, and seating solutions to assist both drivers and passengers.

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