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Just how important is education?

At Medifab, we firmly believe in the importance of education. Our vision is to make a positive difference to people living with disabilities, along with the carers and therapists that support them. We believe that through education, we can make leaps and bounds towards achieving that vision!

By delivering the collective knowledge and experience contained within our specialist team, we can help therapists, health professionals, and distributors of Complex Rehab Technology achieve better client outcomes.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
– Nelson Mandela

If we want to improve the lives of people living with disabilities and medical conditions, we must share our knowledge with other health professionals. We do just that by presenting at conferences, exhibitions, workshops, and our own Medifab Professional Development Academy events around the world. We don't claim to know everything, however we firmly believe that through collaboration, networking, and discussion, we can open the door to possibilities not previously conceivable - put simply, our education program is aimed to tap into the power of collaboration!

“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.”
– Marian Wright Edelman

Led by our Australian-based Clinical Educator, Joana Santiago, our knowledge base gives caregivers, medical professionals and therapists the information and tools they need to improve their patients’ lives. An Occupational Therapist with experience working in five different countries, Joana has a comprehensive understanding of postural management and how it can influence everyday functionality and health.



Joana Santiago, BSc OT

Head of Clinical Education and R&D Clinical Lead

As an Occupational Therapist with experience in five different countries, Joana found her passion for seating and positioning gaining an understanding of comprehensive postural management and how it can influence functionality and health. Inspired by empowering people to lead a positive lifestyle, Joana works as a Clinical Educator for Medifab based in Sydney, Australia. With her extensive knowledge, and passion she captivates rooms full of health professionals at conferences and events around the world.

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What we offer

Medifab offers a variety of different training packages, covering a range of important topics such as Seating & Positioning, and Night-time Positioning and 24hr Postural Care Management.

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See our Night-time Positioning Education video...