STEPS Training / Trainers


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

Prithy Sivaraman


Prithy Sivaraman has been working with children and adults to assess and prescribe seating and wheelchairs since 2007. Starting her Physiotherapy career in Perth, she has worked primarily in community settings and is passionate about maximising independence and access for the client’s she works with. Prithy has experience providing clinical support and advice for therapists prescribing AT both locally and via telehealth. Clinically she has focused on complex seating and alternative access for powered mobility. Now based in Adelaide, Prithy joined the Sunrise Medical clinical team as an Educator in 2020. Her favourite part of the role is developing the assessment skills of therapists in the community and building networks with regional teams to build capacity locally.

Scott Staunton

Rehab Engineer

Originally from the UK and with a background of Prosthetics and Rehabilitation Engineering Scott brings with him over 29 years of knowledge working in these respective fields.  Trained with the NHS as a Rehabilitation Engineer from 2003 Scott has experience in the management of various client populations with regards to the provision of appropriate seating, mobility and pressure reducing equipment.  In 2008, Scott moved to Australia where he has worked with various equipment suppliers helping to support clients, carers and therapists to help bring an holistic approach to the provision of assistive technology. Scott has a passion for the assessment and management of client’s with complex seating and mobility needs, ensuring equipment issued has a positive outcome in relation to the needs of his clients.

Jacinta Mauriin

Postural Care and Pediatric Unit Manager

Ba App Sci (Physiotherapy)

Jacinta Maurin brings to the Sunrise Clinical Hub team 25+ years of experience in the assistive technology industry. Trained as a Physiotherapist, she will be supporting the Postural Care and Pediatric product portfolio for Sunrise Medical, including the Leckey, Zippie and Symmetrikit ranges.

In previous roles, she specialized in complex postural management and 24 hour postural care through a range of roles. Jacinta is passionate about supporting kids and families in reaching their goals and finding solutions to supporting kids.
When relaxing Jacinta enjoys bushwalking and camping.

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