STEPS Training / Trainers

Educators

Amy Bjornson, BS, MPT, ATP, SMS, Physiotherapist

Clinical Education Manager, Asia Pacific

Trained as a Physical Therapist in the United States, Amy has over 20 years’ experience working with the adult and pediatric neurologic populations, with specialties in the treatment of spinal cord injury, and evaluation and provision of assistive technology for clients with physical challenges. She was the director of the Seating and Mobility Clinic in Boston, MA USA and provided consultation services to the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation.  Based in Sydney, Amy currently develops and implements national and international training programs on using Assistive Technology to enhance inclusion, health and well-being in those with physical disabilities.  She also serves a product improvement and development role for Sunrise Medical, Australia. 

Amy focuses on providing sound solutions that create positive results, even in challenging environments. She consistently implements innovative ideas focused on improving the lives of people with disabilities.  She assisted with foundation of Australia’s chapter of GoBabyGo, a charitable organization dedicated to early mobility for very young children.

Amy is a dynamic speaker who has lectured extensively on seating and mobility, wound management and the physical therapy treatment of spinal cord injured clients. She has also traveled to several developing countries, learning and sharing information with their medical communities.  

Amy received her ATP certification in 1995, SMS certification in 2015 and Australian Physiotherapy certification in 2018. She is a friend of NRRTS and a member of RESNA.  She is an active member of Wheelchairs for Humanity, Health Volunteers Overseas and offers technology support to Hidden Treasures Home, Fuzhou China

Tilly Brook

Occupational Therapist, Clinical Sales Consultant

Based now in Sydney, Australia, Tilly has travelled the world in her 10+ year career as an Occupational Therapist working within the assistive technology industry. 

Tilly trained as an Occupational Therapist in Sydney Australia. Whilst living in Sydney, Tilly worked at both Liverpool and Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney Brain Injury Units working with clients with neurologic disabilities; providing both functional and cognitive rehabilitation and prescribing wheelchair and seating.

Tilly has a keen interest and passion for working with clients and their carers who have complex and difficult seating/wheelchair needs and enjoys working with other allied health providers to problem solve and overcome barriers to their seating and mobility goals. 

Lisa Bidgood

Occupational Therapist

Lisa has worked as an Occupational Therapist with adults and children for over 15 years in the area of neurological rehab. Her experience has been inpatient, community and NGO settings.

Prithy Sivaraman

Physiotherapist

Prithy is a Physiotherapist who has been working with both adults and children since 2007, prescribing complex seating and wheelchairs. She worked in Perth and moved to Adelaide 10 years ago to develop her experience with paediatric clients and alternative access controls for powered mobility. 

Rob Norman

Product Specialist

Rob has over 16 years experience in the AT industry working as a dealer and manufacturers. He has worked closely with therpists and end users over this time, matching equipment to client needs and goals. Whilst working in the UK with JCM products, Rob specialised in complex paediatric seating and mobility. 

Mitch Stone

Product Specialist

Mitch is our RGK product specialist, he has worked for dealers in the AT Industry and has extensive knowledge on all manual wheelchairs. 

Scott Staunton

Rehab Engineer

Originally from the UK, Scott has over 17 years experience working as a Rehab Engineer, with an additionaly 11 years experience working as a prosthetic technician. He moved to Melbourne in 2008, bringing his knowledge to various dealers in Victoria.

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