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Prescriber Resources

We’ve created a library of helpful resources especially for prescribers, including educational presentations and papers, case studies, guides, forms, plus much more.

Introduction to MAT (Mechanical Assessment Tool)

  • Power Wheelchair Scripting
  • Cushions & Seating

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? This presentation by Linds Rehab Clinical Director, Lauren Hunter, explores 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.

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Case Study: NDIS Funding for Power Elevating Legrest

  • Funding
  • Power Wheelchair Scripting

NDIS Advice in Response to Application for a Power Wheelchair with Power Elevating Leg Rest. Having trouble getting Power Elevating Leg Rests approved for your clients by the NDIS? Here’s a case study that may help you understand why it is being declined.

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Alternative Power Controls

  • Power Wheelchair Scripting

Alternative drive controls for power wheelchairs, such as Eye Gaze, allow the prescribing therapist to give more wheelchair users the freedom of mobility when a standard drive controller is inaccessible. But where do you start? And how do you know that the control provided is the best control for the longevity of that wheelchair prescription? This presentation by Linds Rehab Clinical Director, Lauren Hunter, explores the choices on offer in the world of alternative drive controllers, providing a greater understanding of when to prescribe them.

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Seating & Mobility Evaluation Form

  • Power Wheelchair Scripting
  • Cushions & Seating

The Seating & Mobility Evaluation form is intended to serve as an example and guide as to what to include when evaluating a client for seating and/or a wheelchair. In order to recommend the most appropriate seating and wheelchair for a client, it is essential that a thorough evaluation takes place.

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Wheelchair Assessment Measuring Guide

  • Power Wheelchair Scripting
  • Cushions & Seating

The Wheelchair Assessment Measuring Guide highlights 14 of the most commonly used measures. Use it to help you take proper & accurate measurements - an essential part of the seating and wheelchair provision process.

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MAT Evaluation 101 – Assessment to Prescription

  • Power Wheelchair Scripting
  • Cushions & Seating

This hands-on course conducted by Sunrise Medical Clinical Director, Amy Bjornson, is designed to provide applicable concepts to those involved in seating and wheelchair prescription. Emphasis is placed on the value of the ‘hands-on’ seating assessment - both supine and sitting. It provides 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.

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Prescribing Power Wheelchair Features to Correspond with Function

  • Power Wheelchair Scripting

The prescription of a powered mobility device creates freedom and quality of life for end users. The market is flooded with a variety of power mobility solutions. So where do you start when comparing power wheelchair options? What information helps you decipher the options, and justify the choice you and your client decide on post-trial? Find out in this informative presentation.

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Postural Programs for Kids Presentation 2022 – Part 1

  • Paediatrics

This presentation is focused on strollers, seating and bases for kids. It looks at how we can develop appropriate seated postural care programs for children from the get-go, contributing towards health and functional outcomes. It also explores how the need for on-time postural care is achieved, whilst also supporting families and caregivers early on in the child’s life.

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Postural Programs for Kids Presentation 2022 – Part 2

  • Paediatrics

This presentation is focused on strollers, seating and bases for kids. It looks at how we can develop appropriate seated postural care programs for children from the get-go, contributing towards health and functional outcomes. It also explores how the need for on-time postural care is achieved, whilst also supporting families and caregivers early on in the child’s life.

Download PDF [1 mb]