We’re excited to welcome you to our Medifab stand at ATSNZ Disability Expo from the 28th – 29th of September 2022!

This is an event you won’t want to miss, showcasing products and services designed for rehabilitation, aged care, home care markets and leisure and recreation.

See our huge range of disability equipment for all ages.

Here’s a sneak peak at what you’ll find at Medifab’s stand for ATSNZ 2022:

  • The BINGO Evo Mini – including the new upholstery colours that not only look sleek, but are made out of 100% recycled resources!
  • The Carrot Car Seat – a special purpose child restraint built to provide optimim positioning and safety for children
  • New sleep system releases
  • A selection of our manual and power wheelchairs including the Q700 Up and Quickie 2
  • Don’t miss out on our famous Medifab socks and New Zealand’s favourite Cookie Time cookies

Take part in our Speed Shape Challenge! 

See how fast you can contour the Spex Back Support and go in the draw to win a prize!

Every participant will recieve a Medifab drink bottle!

Conference Programme

DAY 1 (Wednesday 28 September)

Time Room 1 – with Closed Captions Room 2 – with Sign Language Interpreter
9.00am – 9.45am Manual Wheelchair Prescription: Picking the Right Manual Wheelchair Frame is just the beginning – Don’t Stop There

Amy Bjornson

Wheelchair Vehicle Transport and Injury prevention 

Amin Akbarlan

10.15am – 11.00am Guide to Writing a Funding Request – what and how much do I need to write?! 

Penny Bavage and Rachel Maher

Where is the Bridge 

Eilish Wilkes

11.30am – 12.15am Don’t Miss this session! 

Practical Considerations to address Common Postural Deviations in Seating 

Joana Santiago 

How to include everyone in public by conducting accessibility surverys of infrastructure and providing personalised accessibility maps to disabled people

Tim Young 

1.00pm – 1.45pm Considering Comfort in Client Focused Seating Outcomes 

Tracee-lee Maginnity

TBC – Update on Enabling Good Lives and/or the new Ministry for Disabled People
2.00pm – 2.45pm Outcome Measures: The Why, What, When and How

Rachel Fabiniak

Advisory Team – Valued Lived Experience 

Helen Peterson JP

3.00pm – 3.45pm How to Handle the “Pressures of the Day”: From Bed to Wheelchair and Beyond…

Lois Brown

Caring For Bariatric Clients 

Sharon Woodward 

DAY 2 (Thursday 29 September)

Time Room 1 – with Closed Captions Room 2 – with Sign language Interpreter
9.00am – 9.45am Is it a Pressure Injury of Something Else?

Rachel Fabiniak

Don’t miss this session!

Supporting Children Safely for Travel, addressing postural support needs in available special purpose restraints

Jamie Cockle

10.15am – 11.00am Addressing Mental Health Improvement through the Integration of Assistive Technology in the Mobility Device 

Lois Brown 


Dr Huhana Hickey MNZM, Minst –

11.30am-12.15pm When Manual is Not Enough – Considerations of Power Assist Devices to Increase Functional Participation 

Tracee-lee Maginnity 

KIDS ON THE GO – ensuring wheelchair & seating solutions don’t create barriers to partcipation 

Debbie Wilson 

1.15pm – 2.00pm Segmental Assessment of Trunk control (SATCo)

Amy Bjornson, Rob Norman

Natasha’s Story: Natasha will be talking about her real-life experiences as a young woman with an Invisible Disability 

Natasha Astill 

2.15pm-3.15pm Don’t miss this session!

Diversifying standing opportunities for children: What are the options and how do we clinically reason and provide justification for funding them

Jamie Cockle 

Pressure injuries are Ageist! Why is Ageing a major risk factor for Pressure Injury Development?

Rachel Fabiniak

Event details:

City Date Time Venue
Auckland Wednesday 28th September 2022 8:30am – 4:00pm Due Drop Events Centre (formerly Vodafone Events Centre)
Thursday 29th September 2022 8:30am – 4:00pm


For more details on the event including venue details, visit the ATS-NZ website here.

We look forward to seeing you there!