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Wheelchair prescription and seating

March 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm



About the Course

This full day workshop will be broken down as follows

Introduction to seating assessment. An overview of the process and tools of a seating and mobility assessment. What other assessments can be used to support the functional justifications of the recommended solution…..what kind of information do we need to be collecting and why? (Theory and discussion-  A Seating Ax form and powerpoint notes will be provided)

Review of pelvis and posture. In order to work through and understand the postural requirements of our end users, we need to be able to identify the position and capacity of pelvis positioning. This section of the day will review the bony landmarks of the pelvis and identification of and articulation of seated posture.  An introduction to seating principles will be included.(Whilst this is a theoretical component we will be doing lots of moving and locating of bony landmarks)

MAT. Mechanical Assessment Tool or as is commonly referred to as MAT provides objective information to guide the capacity of positioning. Anyone who is reliant on a wheelchair for all essential mobility or who is sitting for prolonged periods should potentially undergo a MAT evaluation. This assessment can be overwhelming for therapists new to seating prescription or only doing the occasional seating assessment. This practical component will break down the essentials of the MAT portion of the seating assessment. Attendees will be guided through the pelvis positions and supine portion of the MAT. The aim is to provide clinicians with the tools and confidence to start to complete these assessments. Attendees are encouraged to wear loose comfortable clothing as they will be performing Supine Range of Motion (ROM) assessments and measurements.  The focus will be on pelvis, hip and knee ranges in relation to a seated position.

Bringing it all together. Seating principles, clinical reasoning and identification of points of control to guide the potential trial parameters.

We will discuss how the information from the MAT guides the positioning requirements before practising with case examples to simulate potential support requirements

 About the Presenter

 Tracee-lee joined Permobil as a Clinical Education Specialist in July 2019.  After gaining a BHSc (Occupational Therapy) in New Zealand, Tracee-lee initially worked in Vocational Rehabilitation where she was able to develop her task analysis and biomechanical and report writing skills. Tracee-lee had developed a keen interest in mobility while working in a USA camp and respite program and seeing how AT could assist in breaking down barriers and contribute to increased functional capacity. When a position came up at Seating to Go as a wheelchair and seating assessor she joined the team. Tracee-lee spent the next 6 years working there and contributes her assessment and prescription skills too New Zealands top mentorship. Tracee-lee’s first experience in facilitating training was running level one powerchair training under the competency mobility pathway for assessors.

Tracee-lee left NZ 10 years ago to take on the Seating Senior clinical role for custom moulded seating at Northcott (Sydney NSW).  In her time in Australia she has worked within the seating and mobility areas at multiple levels, assessment, educator, supplier and manufacturer. She also worked part-time at AT Australia as a senior OT.

Tracee-lee is a regular presenter at ATSA and annually facilitates workshops at various universities in NSW.  She is well known for her MAT training which breaks down the process and uses practical opportunities to support learning.

Wheelchair prescription and seating
Date Friday 19th March, 2021

08:30 – 16:30

Venue Pagoda Conference Room, Pagoda Resort, 112 Melville Parade, Como




Early bird before 25/12/20

Member $200.00

Rural/remote member $150.00

Non-members $395.00

Student $100.00

Standard rate after 25/12/20

Member $250.00

Rural/remote member $175.00

Non-members $395.00

Student $120.00

Refreshments Welcome coffee/tea, morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea.

Pay via invoice options are available using the ‘Book Online’ function below. Proceed to checkout and please ensure your billing details including company name are correct. Once your order has been received our finance officer will generate your invoice and email to the email address provided.

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If you prefer booking offline, you can use the registration form below.

*PD Registration Form 2020


March 19
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


WA Occupational Therapy Association


Pagoda Ballroom, Pagoda Resort
112 Melville Parade
Como, Western Australia 6152 Australia
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