APC Alexandria Opening Night

Össur Mobility Clinic – September 28-29th South Brisbane QLD

Ossur Mobility Clinic FlyerÖssur presents a 2-day Mobility Clinic designed for amputees of all ages and activity levels for a truly
unique experience where they improve their overall mobility while connecting with other amputees.

See attached flyers for more information…. Ossur Mobility Clinic Flyer & Mobility Clinic Agenda

 

 

 

 

Bandaged Bear Breakfast 2015

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APC Prosthetics will be holding our 5th Bandaged Bear Breakfast at our Northmead facility.

All funds we raise will go directly to “The Limb Deficiency Clinic” for
The Children’s Hospital, Westmead.”

Come and join us on Friday 20th March 2015 and make a donation to help raise funds for The Bandaged Bear Day Appeal.

When: Friday 20th March 2015
Time: 8am – 10am
Place: APC Prosthetics
2 Redbank Road
Northmead NSW 2152
Cost: $10 per person
RSVP: 13/3/2015 – Ph: 02 9890 8123
or Email: apc@apcprosthetics.com.au

If you are unable to attend our fundraising breakfast and would like to show your support you can donate online at:

http://bba15.gofundraise.com.au/page/bba2015

 

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Ability Links NSW

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Ability Links is a community development initiative connecting people with disability with activities available to the general public and building their informal networks. The program in a NSW initiative and was launched on the 1 July 2014. Linkers are community members who facilitate connections and build relationships by placing the individual at the centre of the decision making process. Click here to find out more…Ability Links

Give Rowing a go…

Balmain Para Rowing Program invites you to”Try Rowing For A Day”. See flyer below for more details…

 

Try Rowing for a Day

Grand slam: Young Harry’s ready for wheelchair rugby day

 

Harry

Grand slam: young Harry’s ready for wheelchair rugby day
By Sam Debenham – Western Advocate Newspaper – June 26, 2014,

Click here to read the article : Harry in the local newspaper

 

Australian Paralympic Committee Media Release

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Australian Paralympic Committee Media Release

Wednesday, 26th February 2014

 

ABC1 to broadcast Sochi 2014 Paralympics

 

The Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) can reveal ABC TV has signed as Australia’s official broadcaster of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, which begin 7 March, 2014.

It will be the third consecutive Paralympic Winter Games covered by the ABC with the agreement this time extending beyond the television broadcast to include the growing online environment.

Under the agreement, ABC TV will broadcast the Opening Ceremony live on 8 March (from 3am AEDST) as well as a half hour daily highlights package at 10:30am on ABC1, and nightly repeats at 6pm, also on ABC1.

The ABC will also live stream all alpine skiing events, as well as selected cross-country and biathlon events and the popular ice sledge hockey on ABC Grandstand’s website www.abc.net.au/grandstand, and make all daily highlights packages available to watch on iView.

 

“We are pleased to again have the ABC as our broadcast partner as we work to bring the Paralympic Winter Games to all Australians,” said APC President, Glenn Tasker.

“Much like the winter Olympics, the Paralympic Winter Games appeal to the athlete and daredevil in all of us and we look forward to Australians tuning in to continue their interest in Sochi and of course, support our Paralympic Team,” he said.

“The ABC has a deep connection with the Paralympic movement, having covered a number of Paralympics now including the very successful coverage of the London 2012 Games.

“We are very excited by what the ABC is offering in terms of their Sochi coverage, and we are confident the ABC team in Russia will deliver an outstanding product to give Australians watching at home a great viewer experience.”

The ABC’s broadcast will be presented by Amanda Shalala and Darren Boyd as well as special guests from the Australian Paralympic movement.

Australia will send a team of nine athletes and two sighted guides to Sochi, including three snowboarders to contest the first Para-snowboarding event on the Paralympic program.

“We’re excited to again have Amanda and Darren bring the Paralympic Games to Australians. We saw them on the London 2012 coverage, they have a strong affiliation with the Paralympic Games and together with members of our team and our movement, will bring great expertise and commentary for the viewers back in Australia,” said APC Chief Executive, Jason Hellwig.

“A key strategic goal for the APC is to increase media coverage of the Paralympic Games and Australia’s Paralympians over the next four years and we are pleased to again be working with the ABC to share the performances of our winter Team with everyone at home.”

The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games begin 7 March through to 16 March 2014.

ABC1 – Broadcast Schedule

Sat 8 March

  • Opening Ceremony – 3:00-5:00am

Sat 8 March to Mon 17 March

  • Daily highlights – 10:30am & repeated at 6:00pm

 

ABC Grandstand online streaming – www.abc.net.au/grandstand

Interested in sport?

Australian Paralympic Committee Invite you to come and try a range of para-sports such as swimming,
athletics, cycling, wheelchair rugby and many more…

 

Interested in sport

Click here: APC Come Try Poster 2014

10am – 1pm, 15th March 2014

The National Centre of Indigenous Excellence
166-180 George St Redfern NSW 2016

Contact Kara Retford at the
Australian Paralympic Committee today:
T: +61 2 9704 0531 l M: +61 407 499 384
E: kara.retford@paralympic.org.au

Bandaged Bear Day Breakfast 2014

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APC Prosthetics will be holding our fourth Bandaged Bear Day Breakfast at our Northmead facility.

All funds we raise will go directly to “The Limb Deficiency Clinic” for
The Children’s Hospital, Westmead.”

Come and join us on Friday 28th March 2014 and make a donation to help raise funds for The Bandaged Bear Day Appeal.

When: Friday 28th March 2014
Time: 8am – 10am
Place: APC Prosthetics
2 Redbank Road
Northmead NSW 2152
Cost: $10 per person
RSVP: 21/3/2014 – Ph: 02 9890 8123
or Email: apc@apcprosthetics.com.au

If you are unable to attend our fundraising breakfast and would like to show your support you can donate online at:

http://bba14.gofundraise.com.au/page/APCProsthetics

The people behind the scene

You might meet the prosthetist at clinic for casting and then again some days later for fitting of your new prosthesis. But who’s behind the work that goes into each and every prosthetic?

Once the cast is back in the workshop it is filled with plaster to get the exact shape of the residual limb. The plaster mould is then modified by the prosthetist using measurements taking during casting.

Behind the scene

The socket needs to be laminated, aligned, grinded and then assembled. These processes are critical for each prosthetic in ensuring a good product. The time between the casting until fitting of the new prosthesis includes several hours of hard work.

We have a great group of technicians who play a crucial role in the manufacturing of the prosthesis. They work very hard during this process not to mention having to meet tight deadlines set by stressed prosthetists.

From the casting until you walk out with your new prosthesis you can be sure there is more than one person that has been involved in making your new prosthesis.

A big THANK YOU to the guys & girls behind the scenes!

Click through if you would like to “meet” some of the people behind the scenes at Northmead or in the Hunter 

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