Verve OT Training for NDIS OTs

The Power of the Pelvis

Webinar Length:
2 hours

$105.00 inc. GSTClick to Purchase

Completing a comprehensive seating assessment so postural asymmetries and challenges around pressure risks can be identified effectively is essential in order to ensure functional outcomes and enable sustainable sitting tolerances. Whilst a MAT evaluation forms an important part of our role as seating clinicians, just as essential is knowing how to interpret the findings and understanding equipment configurations and features available to promote optimal outcomes. … and if a seating system is to be successful – it all starts with the pelvis!

When we are able to address the way an individual sits through managing their posture, we have the ability to reduce secondary complications and improve functional participation in daily tasks = ultimately improving quality of life!!

This webinar is for those therapists who would like to improve their confidence and enhance their skills in scripting wheelchair seating systems, and aims to address the following:

  • Overview of anatomy and biomechanics of seating.
  • Brief overview of a MAT (Mechanical Assessment Tool) evaluation and the important role it plays in a seating assessment.
  • Postural considerations post the MAT evaluation – how to interpret the findings (asymmetries and measurements … what now?)
  • How can asymmetrical postures be addressed using equipment
  • Using clinical reasoning to determine what equipment features and specifications need to be considered to meet the individualised seating goals of the user.
  • Overview of seating system options and features available to address identified postural challenges.


About the Presenter:  Elissa is an Occupational Therapist and Director of Total Rehab, an allied health provider based on the Gold Coast. Since graduating in 2005, Elissa has been lucky enough to work with some amazing therapists and interdisciplinary teams, effectively strengthening her skills and augmenting her knowledge in wheelchair prescriptions, functional assessments, manual handling and home modifications. Elissa’s comprehensive experience has led her to lecture and tutor at University, teaching future OTs the basics of foundational scripting. She has a special focus on all things seating and a passion for complex scripting, sports and disabilities, education and training, and supporting other therapists through professional development and mentorship.
Check out our other On Demand Webinar – Complex Seating AT & the NDIS

The Certificate of Completion for this webinar, which you can use for CPD hours, will be emailed to you at the end of the month.

On purchasing this on demand session, a link to the recording will be made available along with any webinar resources which will be valid for one month.

Please note that the price to purchase access to this recording is for one person only.  If you wish for multiple people to access the recording, please purchase access for each person. 

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