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MAT Evaluation 101

“Have you done a MAT evaluation?” Everyone asks for it, but do you know why? The Mechanical Assessment Tool (MAT) is a musculoskeletal examination of the client’s range of motion, joint flexibility, muscle length, and skeletal alignment. It involves postural assessment of the person in their existing seating system, in supine, and sitting on a firm surface.

The MAT process facilitates the selection of a seating system with appropriate ‘size’ and ‘shape’ for the client. It is carried out with respect to the client’s requirement for functional capacity, posture and pressure management.

Sunrise Medical Clinical Director, Amy Bjornson will walk you through the 101 of MAT evaluations. Special emphasis will be placed on the value of a “hands on” seating assessment – both supine and sitting. We’ll provide practical tips and tricks to make you much more comfortable doing a MAT assessment, and help you translate that evidence to increase wheelchair trial success and efficiency.

This course will facilitate:

  • Hands on skills training for MAT assessment
  • Translation of the assessment findings into practical trial equipment selection, using case study examples.
Where

Power Mobility
2/452 Bilsen Road
Geebung 4034

When

Wednesday, 11 September, 2024
9.00am – 1.00pm
Refreshments & light lunch provided

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 Amy Bjornson

Sunrise Medical Clinical Director – Asia Pacific

Join the Power Mobility team as we welcome Amy Bjornson. Based in Sydney, Australia, Amy currently develops and implements national and international training programs on using Assistive Technology to enhance inclusion, health, and well-being in those with physical disabilities. She also serves a product improvement and development role for Sunrise Medical Australia.

Amy focuses on providing sound solutions that create positive results, even in challenging environments. She consistently implements innovative ideas focused on improving the lives of people with disabilities. She assisted with foundation of Australia’s chapter of GoBabyGo, a charitable organisation dedicated to early mobility for very young children.

Amy is a dynamic speaker who has lectured extensively on seating and mobility, wound management, and the physical therapy treatment of spinal cord injured clients. She has also traveled to several developing countries, learning and sharing information with their medical communities.

Where

Power Mobility
2/452 Bilsen Road
Geebung 4034

When

Wednesday, 11 September, 2024
9.00am – 1.00pm
Refreshments & light lunch provided

Cost

Free

CPD Points

4 points