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Introduction to MAT Evaluation

Get ready Sunshine Coast therapists! Power Mobility is pleased to present our most popular wheelchair education workshop – Intro to MAT Evaluation.

Successful wheelchair prescription is a journey of marrying the interview assessment outcomes with the manual ‘roll-up your sleeves’ clinical exploration that comes from diving deeper with wheelchair specific assessment processes. One such assessment is the Mechanical Assessment Tool (MAT). Therapists are often asked for the completed MAT assessment as part of their clinical justification for complex AT prescription. Are you confident in knowing the where, when, why and how of the MAT evaluation process?

Join us for a half day introduction to the MAT, exploring hands-on assessment techniques to map skeletal landmarks, interpreting joint range of motion and the impact of high and low muscle tone on seated postures and functional patterns. Learn how the outcomes of the MAT will assist with evaluating postural alignment for the intervention of supportive seating systems and 24 hour postural management plans.

 

Where

Millwell Road Community Centre
11 Millwell Road East
Maroochydore 4558

When

Thursday, 22 February, 2024
9.30am – 1.30pm
Refreshments & light lunch provided
(Please advise dietary requirements)

Cost

Free

CPD Points

4 points

Who is this session suitable for?

This session is suitable for beginner to intermediate prescribing therapists who are new to MAT Evaluation or would like a refresher. Every hour is counted for CPD for Allied Health, and all attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Meet Jace Goh

Clinical Educator – Linds Rehab

Join the Power Mobility team as we welcome Jace Goh, Clinical Educator for Linds Rehabilitation. Jace joined the team at Linds Rehabilitation as a Clinical Educator and Product Representative in 2021. Her specific interest lies in complex wheelchair seating and prescription – providing consultation and education sessions to assist therapists with the prescription process, product knowledge and application.

After graduating from La Trobe University in 2008, she began her career in Singapore, working in acute and rehabilitation settings. Over the years, she has gained valuable experience by working in various countries and healthcare systems.

Ten years ago, Jace moved to Melbourne, Australia, where she continued her career as an occupational therapist. During this time, she worked in both public and private settings, gaining experience in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), working with diverse client groups.

With her extensive knowledge of Occupational Therapy and her focus on neurological rehabilitation, Jace plays a vital role in helping other therapists optimise their wheelchair prescription techniques, to ensure clients receive the most suitable mobility outcomes.

Where

Millwell Road Community Centre
11 Millwell Road East
Maroochydore 4558

When

Thursday, 22 February, 2024
9.30am – 1.30pm
Refreshments & light lunch provided
(Please advise dietary requirements)

Cost

Free

CPD Points

4 points