Matrix Custom Molded Seating Systems
Capable of postural correction and accommodation, the Matrix Complete Seating System has an Adjustable Micro-Modular Support (AMMS) inner shell that enables shape modifications to the seat and back after the shape has been formed.
The Matrix Seating System is made to fit a client from their shape captured by the Matrix Keen 3D scanner or from a plaster cast. The Adjustable Micro-Modular Support (AMMS) inner shell enables shape adjustments to be made as the user requires.
Complex Seating, Simplified!
Combining a Matrix Custom Back Support (E2617) and Matrix Custom Seat Cushion (E2609) will accommodate the majority of complex seating needs. For those users who are more complicated or require correction, there is the Matrix Custom Molded Seating system.
In extreme cases, accommodation is the only alternative. Any size, any shape and configuration is possible; such as a system providing head to toe support laying prone.
In 1976, Dr. Steve Cousins, the founder of Matrix Seating, successfully invented a mass-producible universal orthotic/prosthetic body support system. The body support system incrementally evolved into the Matrix Wheelchair Seating System available today.
In 1990, a collaborative project between physicians and biomedical engineers in Sweden and England resulted in the development of the “Door Technique” to provide corrective forces to wheelchair users presenting with scoliosis. In-depth studies and tens of thousands of corrected and/or drastically improved scoliosis patient’s irrefutably prove the technique’s validity.
The “Door Technique” concept is derived from the 3-points of thoracic correction concept. In order for a user to be comfortable with the forces necessary to counter gravity and produce correction, they must be spread over as large an area as possible to reduce pressure. The most effective means of achieving pressure reduction and eliminating pressure points is custom molding the “door” to the client.
Shape Adjustment and Growth
As correction occurs, incremental changes to the seating systems can continue to accommodate the user’s improved shape providing comfort and support. Corresponding shape changes to the “door” can continue the corrective process. The system can be fabricated as one piece or with the back and seat separated to allow back angle adjustability.
A Better Alternative
The door technique has been widely used throughout European countries and others for over 30 years. As a result, spinal rod surgery to correct scoliosis in wheelchair users is practically non-existent in those countries in comparison to the number of surgeries in the United States.
Call to action
The concept of correction via wheelchair seating has gained little traction in the United States as a result of limited to non-existent insurance reimbursement.
Studies and corresponding white papers continue to document the effectiveness of the door technique in facilitating correction even in those clients who were previous diagnosed as “fixed”.
- Capable of postural correction and accommodation.
- Enables shape modifications to the seat and back after the shape has been formed.
- Any size, any shape and configuration is possible.
- Capable of providing head to toe support laying prone.
- Perfect for those users who are more complicated or require correction.
- Available in any shape or size.
MRSP Pricing and How to Order
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