Aidacare Bendigo – MAT Evaluation & Complex Seating Principles

MAT Evaluation & Complex Seating Principles


$25 with Morning Tea and Lunch supplied by Lakeside Quality Hotel Bendigo

Kindly hosted by Aidacare Healthcare Equipment, Bendigo

Please wear pants and bring a yoga mat for the practical training

A comprehensive and practical training session for health professionals working in complex rehabilitation. This session provides applicable concepts for anyone involved in the assessment as well as the prescription of seating and positioning technology.


Theory component

  • Basics of the MAT Evaluation
  • Why the MAT Ax is KEY
  • Where to start and what to record including pictures, body measurements, and anthropometric measurements
  • Key bony land marks
  • Where to find them
  • How to find them
  • Why they are important
  • How to record your measurements on the MAT evaluation form including obliquity, wind sweeping direction and rotation direction.
  • New terminology and why it’s now being used


Practical component

  • “Hands-on” practice using the MAT Evaluation form


Complex seating principles and why we use moulded seating

Topics to be covered:

1. Off-the-shelf seating systems vs moulded seating systems

  • Basic option examples
  • Differentiating factors
  • When you would choose one over the other

2. Advantages and limitations of “off-the-shelf seating systems”

3. Advantages of moulded seating systems, including:

  • When these systems are most beneficial
  • Postural support
  • Pressure redistribution



8:15 am – Registration

8:30 am – Introduction to Aidacare AT Solutions

8:40 am – MAT Evaluation: Theory and Practical

10:40am – Morning Tea Break

11.00am – Complex Seating principles

1.00pm – Lunch

1.45pm – Case Study

3.00pm – Finish


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Event Details
  • Start Date
    12/11/2021 8:15 am
  • End Date
    12/11/2021 3:00 pm
  • Address
    Quality Hotel Lakeside 286 Napier Street Bendigo, VIC 3550