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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 Educator, Jace Goh, 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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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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HIA Postural Challenges & Seating Solutions – Inappropriate Wheelchair Seating 2022

  • Cushions & Seating

This session was presented by Dr Barend ter Haar at Power Mobility in July 2022. It discusses the prevalence of inappropriate wheelchair seating, what the implications are and how it can be addressed. Find out what makes a good cushion, what a good back system should provide, and what pressure mapping can and cannot tell us.

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JAY J3 Back Ordering Guide

  • Power Wheelchair Scripting
  • Cushions & Seating

The J3 Back Product Line offers a multitude of width, height, and contour depth backs to fit your client. The backs are adjustable with numerous hardware choices allowing for easy installation and quick removal. For a user-matched J3 Backrest, simply follow this step-by-step Ordering Guide.

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Ottobock Seating & Positioning Accessories Catalogue 2021

  • Cushions & Seating
  • Power Wheelchair Scripting

This comprehensive 2021 catalogue showcases a large selection of Ottobock seating and positioning accessories including seat cushions and back supports, head positioning, upper body supports, arm and hand supports and leg and foot supports.

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Seating & Wheelchair Angles

  • Cushions & Seating
  • Power Wheelchair Scripting

This document provides an overview of seating and wheelchair angles including assessment goals and technical considerations. Angles discussed include Thigh to Trunk, Thigh to Lower Leg, Orientation and Lower Leg to Foot.

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Material Selection for Cushions

  • Cushions & Seating
  • Power Wheelchair Scripting

Although cushions may look similar in design on the outside, the materials used on the inside can have a significant impact on their performance. Understanding how materials perform will improve the clinician’s ability to select a cushion based on their client’s goals. This document describes material, their benefits and the clinical considerations when selecting the most appropriate wheelchair cushion.

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