Download our full Postural Care conference brochure!

Elijah's Hope is proud to announce the release of the official conference brochure for the Postural Care conference taking place this April.

Places are being booked already so download the brochure and reserve your delegate space.

Reserve your place NOW!
Book your place now by emailing your name and number of places required to: [email protected] and we will reserve your place(s) and send payment details

Postural Care CIC and Elijah’s Hope are working in partnership to deliver this innovative, exciting and ground-breaking event. Any person with a movement difficulty could benefit from person-centred postural care to protect and restore their body shape and yet provision varies greatly, both geographically and within services.

Postural Care CIC and Elijah’s Hope are passionate about making information as accessible as possible in order that people are well informed and able to commission the best possible care for those they love and support. This event will provide a platform for pioneering practitioners and expert families to share their experiences and the outcomes they achieve. Body shape distortion is an avoidable, costly and well recognised risk faced by people with movement difficulties. If you share our passion and desire for change we hope very much to meet you at the event in April 2015.


MR NIRMAL TULWA: Nirmal Tulwa is a consultant in trauma and orthopaedics, with his major role being in children’s orthopaedics.

DR PAULINE HESLOP: Dr Pauline Heslop spent a decade working as a nurse in the UK and overseas before completing a doctorate in disability-related work. She recently led the Confidential Inquiry into the deaths of people with learning disabilities, funded by the Department of Health.

SUZANNE CARTER: Suzanne Carter has worked for more than 20 years as a specialist children’s physiotherapist.

BAS JANSEN: Bas Jansen is a postural care tutor/manager and seating specialist. He completed his training as a physiotherapist in the Netherlands but now lives and works in Perth, Western Australia. While continuing his work with adults, Bas is also increasingly working with parents of very young children, as early intervention or prevention of body shape distortion - by empowering the families - is most effective.

TAMARA KITTELSON-ALDRED: Tamara Kittelson-Aldred became an occupational therapist in 1975 but, in 1989, her best teacher was born - Eleanore had complex needs, including profound deafness and cerebral palsy, and developed scoliosis. In 2013 she and her husband, Rick, formed a new organisation - Postural Care USA - in collaboration with Postural Care Skills in the UK.

PETER SANDERSON: Peter Sanderson is a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist who's worked with in both the NHS and private sectors and has specialised in the field of neurological rehabilitation. Peter set up PSP in 2010 responding to a demand that the NHS could not afford to fulfil, for more long term, consistent intervention to improve a client’s quality of life. PSP is now highly respected as a leading provider within the field of spasticity management.

Conference Aims:

  • To celebrate the pioneering work of families and practitioners working in partnership to deliver person-centred postural care
  • To share best practice from the world’s leading expert families, postural care practitioners and care providers
  • To learn from those delivering tangible, positive and repeatable outcomes
  • To raise awareness of the avoidable nature of body shape distortion for any person who experiences movement difficulties, including adults and those living with dementia
  • To encourage and support networking opportunities for all those with an interest in postural care

Sponsored Places:

Elijah's Hope - Conference Pack frontWe are offering subsidised places for children and families affected by disability to attend Elijah’s First International Conference. As well as raising awareness of the issues surrounding childhood disability, the event will enable families to meet other families, meet professionals, and hear from speakers who are travelling from all over the world to update attendees on postural care developments. We have chosen to subsidise families’ tickets because we are very aware of the financial issues affecting families living with childhood disability.

Sponsoring a family to attend the conference could make a huge difference to their family life. A grant of £400.00 would help us fund attendance for a family of four, while just £50 would enable an individual – perhaps a parent or carer – to attend the conference.

To find out more about sponsoring a family, please call Elijah’s Hope on 01275 269359 as soon as possible.

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