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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.

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