Prestigious awards won by Steeper employees at TIPS & ISPO 2016
Last week, Steeper exhibited as the Gold Sponsor at the TIPS and ISPO 2016 Conference at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel in Clydebank, Glasgow. Traditionally held triennially, the Trent International Prosthetic Symposium joined the annual ISPO UK MS conference to cover the full breadth of upper and lower limb prosthetics, attracting prosthetics and rehabilitation professionals from around the world.
The ISPO conference resulted in an abundance of ‘congratulations’ for Steeper employees, as Steeper prosthetist, Marta Geada from the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital was awarded the Limbless Association Prize for the Best Paper Presentation through her discussion of ‘patterns of bony deformity following transtibial amputation due to septicaemia’. In close pursuit, Steeper prosthetists, Lynzy Holding and Ian Talbot (Aintree University Hospital) won the Sam Gallop Comfort Socket Prize for their paper on ‘the 3-layer silicone socket design for lower limb amputees’. Mark Davies, Rehabilitation Services Director said, ‘We are immensely proud of Marta, Lynzy and Ian – these prestigious awards are difficult to obtain, with only 3 prizes up for grabs and 30 papers in the running! Their achievements demonstrate how highly valuable these individuals are to our industry and their peers and shows just how well they have presented their work.’
Alongside the packed clinical programme and awards success, Steeper held a manufacturer’s workshop, focusing on the latest technological advancements in the bebionic range; including the touch screen capabilities of bebionic small with the demonstrative help of bebionic user, Stephen Lowry. Stephen said of the event, ‘It’s been great to show everyone the difference bebionic has made to my life and I really enjoy helping others in their journeys where I can.’
Steeper’s latest product addition to the lower limb product portfolio, the Xtend prosthetic foot from new Swedish company, Lindhe Xtend featured heavily on the Steeper stand during ISPO, with Christoffer Lindhe and Jessika Brostom present to demonstrate. Wearing two Xtend feet, Christoffer demonstrated the prosthetic’s unique lateral mobility of 17 degrees; which ensures flexibility with unrivalled balance and stability, particularly outdoors or on uneven ground. Carl Chatfield, Product Sales Director said, ‘we are delighted to bring the Xtend Foot on board as part of our lower limb product portfolio. This product is the first to be developed by Lindhe Xtend, and we are looking forward to bringing this and other new product developments from Lindhe Xtend to the UK market as their exclusive UK distributor.’