Occupational Therapists

Jann Parkinson

Occupational Therapist

Email:

JannP@prs.net.nz

Jann specialises in 24 hour postural management, specialised seating, wheelchairs and buggies.

Work Philosophy

I enjoy working closely with families and schools to help identify specific goals that are unique to each child to help ensure the best possible intervention and the best start in life.

I am pro-active in furthering my skills and regularly attend training sessions both here in New Zealand and overseas to keep up-to-date with new product demonstrations and to help maintain a high standard of continued professional development.

Work History

I am an experienced Occupational Therapist who has specialised in the areas of 24 hour postural management, prescription of seating, wheelchairs and buggies for the past eighteen years. I work with both children and adults, but have a special interest in the area of paediatrics in relation to night-time positioning and seating for complex disabilities to help manage posture effectively.

I work part-time as a Professional Advisor for the Ministry of Health. This role involves clinical education/workshop training sessions for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists and has subsequently extended my clinical knowledge of housing modifications and equipment used within the home and school environments.

I have extensive product knowledge of paediatric seating, wheelchairs, buggies, sleep systems, power chairs, pressure relieving mattresses, cushions and specialised custom seating. I am passionate about helping others and providing the best equipment outcome available.