MAT Evaluations Made Easy

$15.00
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SKU
612-SUN017

Online Course:

This educational session was designed to provide applicable concepts and strategies to clinicians involved in the assessment and prescription of seating systems and mobility devices. The focus will be on creating a process that enhances successful outcomes. Special emphasis will be placed on the value of the “hands on” seating assessment - what parameters to assess in both the supine and sitting assessment and when its ok to skip the supine assessment. At its conclusion, clinicians will have improved skills and confidence in wheelchair assessment.

Description

This educational session was designed to provide applicable concepts and strategies to clinicians involved in the assessment and prescription of seating systems and mobility devices. The focus will be on creating a process that enhances successful outcomes. Special emphasis will be placed on the value of the “hands on” seating assessment - what parameters to assess in both the supine and sitting assessment and when its ok to skip the supine assessment. At its conclusion, clinicians will have improved skills and confidence in wheelchair assessment.

Objectives:
  1. Following this session, participants will be able to verbalize which clients will require both a supine and a sitting MAT assessment.
  2. Upon completion of this session, participants will be able provide a step by step outline of their assessment process.
  3. At the conclusion of this educational session, participants will be able to describe 3 common supine asymmetries and their effect on seated posture.
  4. At the conclusion of this educational session, attendees will be able to describe 2 physical methods for assessment of pelvic asymmetries.
Presenter:
Amy Bjornson, MPT, ATP/SMS, is the Clinical Director for Sunrise Medical Asia Pacific. Trained as a Physical Therapist in the United States, Amy has over 25 years' experience working with the adult and pediatric neurologic populations, with specialties in the treatment of spinal cord injury & evaluation and provision of assistive technology for clients with physical challenges. 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. Amy received her ATP certification in 1995, SMS certification in 2015, and Australian Physiotherapy certification in 2018. She is a friend of NRRTS and a member of RESNA. She is an active member of Wheelchairs for Humanity, Health Volunteers Overseas, and offers technology support to Hidden Treasures Home, Fuzhou China.
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