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The MAT Multiple Applications Table The MAT table is a 5-in-1 combination treatment table and multi-function exercise table-that takes u

Doing single leg inclined squats on the generation 4 MAT table in neutral ankle dorsiflexion during physical therapy. A ...
17/03/2024

Doing single leg inclined squats on the generation 4 MAT table in neutral ankle dorsiflexion during physical therapy. A great way to isolate exercises to evaluate function focusing on one LE.

see it on the website theMATtable.com

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05/03/2024

Catch our latest news and see us at the APTA Conference in Boston! We had a great time. Learn more: https://conta.cc/3V5tKi1

We had a great time in Boston! Did you see us at the 2024 APTA Annual Conference? We're just wrapping up the excitement from the 2024 APTA Conference in Boston and wanted to say, "Thanks" to anyone wh

We had better than expected traffic and interest on our 3 days in Boston at the APTA combined sections meeting presentin...
19/02/2024

We had better than expected traffic and interest on our 3 days in Boston at the APTA combined sections meeting presenting the MAT table. Most of the interest was in acute care and inpatient physical therapy rehab.

There were a lot of vendors at this event. A total of fifteen thousand attendees were in Boston , and three thousand of those were vendors pitching their product.

Check it out at theMATtable.com

20/01/2024

The Total Gym and Moveo XP Do inclined squats, a great way to do a gravity assisted partial body weight rehab program with partial weight bearing. You can't use a mechanical lift with the total gym or Moveo XP.

The MAT table is new to the market and you can use mechanical lifts or sit to stand for transfers. It's a very good exercise for rehabilitating the lower extremities with exercise from 1 to 88% body weight. Physical therapists need safer and easier ways to exercise their patients. It's surprising how quickly the exercise weight increases as you go up in inclination with gravity. Another interesting fact is that at 45゚ inclination you're at 88% body weight so the inclination from 45° to 90゚ only adds 12% body weight to the lower extremities. That fact is a good argument for having tilt tables only go to 45゚ for better patient safety, less fear and nearly as good white bearing.

Tthe cost of the MAT table will be increasing this year from $14,400 to $16,400 and give you a chance to buy before the ...
11/01/2024

Tthe cost of the MAT table will be increasing this year from $14,400 to $16,400 and give you a chance to buy before the price goes up!

Good News…
The good news is all existing customers, (or any new buyers who confirms an order verbally or in writing before February 29, 2024) will be able to purchase the table at 2023's price of $14,400. That's a potential savings of $2,000!

As we have grown and modified the generations of The MAT Table, we have learned much and upgraded many functions based on user feedback.

Some of the changes that have been made in the past year include:
1. The wheels have been changed for a smoother glide.
2. The exercise platform has been raised 3/8 of an inch to allow more room for the single leg holder.
3. The single leg holder attachment has now been moved medially for improved patient alignment.
4. A new more comfortable cushioned single leg holder also is entering production this year.
5. Three improvements to the locking buttons and footplate opening scissor mechanism, which helps make the MAT table simpler to use.
6. A great number of instructional and safety stickers have been added at various places on the table to help with ease of use.
7. Several adjustments have been made to the base frame to promote stability.
8. New knee stabilizer for tilt table function added.
9. Many of the leg holder straps and other accessories are now made of a very durable rubberized material for easy cleanup.
10. The pulley and traction attachment has been redesigned for easier use.

Links to information about The MAT Table:
• Getting Started with the MAT Table. See quickstart videos HERE
• Overview on our MAT Table website
• Schedule a virtual demo HERE
• Product information sheet HERE
• Follow us on LinkedIN HERE

For more information or a demonstration of The MAT Table call
Brian Scherff, P.T., at 269-569-4414 or Email him at [email protected].

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11/01/2024

See the most recent updates to The MAT Table: https://conta.cc/3tOSK1Q.

Call me with any questions at 269-569-4414.

Until Feb. 29, 2024 January News Price Increase for 2024 Order now at 2023 prices! Greetings! Thank you for your continued interest in The MAT Table. We wanted to let you know that the cost of the MAT

Another real patient in physical therapy who had significant functional recovery using the MAT table multiple times a we...
09/01/2024

Another real patient in physical therapy who had significant functional recovery using the MAT table multiple times a week.

This patient had severe tightness and bilateral knee arthritis. He was unable to get out of the chair without moderate to maximal assistance at the initial PT evaluation. This was due to both tightness and weakness. After a combination of ankle stretching, strengthening inclined squats and tilt table with progressive knee extension scratching, the patient was able to get up on his own and walk after three weeks.

Check it out at theMATtable.com

See the MAT Table in action in Boston, Feb. 15-17, 2024. Join us at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting. More info and li...
28/12/2023

See the MAT Table in action in Boston, Feb. 15-17, 2024. Join us at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting. More info and links here: https://conta.cc/47dr7x7.

APTA Combined Sections Meeting Come see us in Boston at the 2024 APTA Annual Conclave, Feb. 15-17 Pulley System Lumbar Traction Tilt Table Manual Treatment Table Inversion Incline/Squats Click to See

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18/12/2023

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The top of the Total gyms 500lb base is on top of the MAT tables 500lb base.The MAT table is a 5-in-1 combination treatm...
24/11/2023

The top of the Total gyms 500lb base is on top of the MAT tables 500lb base.

The MAT table is a 5-in-1 combination treatment table and

multi-function exercise table-that takes up less space than

the 5 machines it can replace!!

It's a mobilization and treatment table

It's a multiple applications workout platform

It's a traction table

It's a pulley system

It's a tilt table

Check out the website theMATtable.com

The Moveo XP or Total Gym are great, but cannot fit bigger patients of the slider as well.





07/11/2023

See the Moveo and then compare it to the MAT table.

The MAT table is a 5-in-1 combination treatment table and
multi-function exercise table-that takes up less space than
the 5 machines it can replace!!
It's a mobilization and treatment table
It's a multiple applications workout platform
It's a traction table
It's a pulley system
It's a tilt table

Check out the website theMATtable.com

The Moveo XP or Total Gym cannot do this.

I have been a physical therapist in Michigan for 28 years during which I treated vestibular patients frequently. For eig...
02/11/2023

I have been a physical therapist in Michigan for 28 years during which I treated vestibular patients frequently. For eight of those years I was senior PT at a balance center and did thousands of evaluations with vestibular/balance disorder patients.

Learn more about my experience and what works for my patients here: https://conta.cc/46BV4Yk

Involving BPPV November News My Personal Insights on the Vestibular System That Involves BPPV (What Fun!) I have been a physical therapist in Michigan for 28 years during which I treated vestibular pa

1 of the 5 functions of the MAT table is therapeutic traction, or as some say decompression therapy. This traction funct...
20/10/2023

1 of the 5 functions of the MAT table is therapeutic traction, or as some say decompression therapy. This traction function can be cervical or lumbar traction. That can be done in 3 ways for both neck and lumbar regions. Pictured below are motorized cervical traction as well as therapist and patient delivered traction. Self-administered neck traction is a valuable tool. It is very safe to administer. You are able to provide the right amount of traction for symptom relief and stop immediately if any concerns arise. In physical therapy, neck and lumbar traction is often used for symptom relief. The MAT table uses a customized pulley system to achieve multiple angles of traction.

This is the setup for cervical traction using the MAT table, Multiple Applications Treatment table. Self-administered ne...
10/10/2023

This is the setup for cervical traction using the MAT table, Multiple Applications Treatment table. Self-administered neck traction is a valuable tool. It is very safe to administer. You are able to provide the right amount of traction for symptom relief and stop immediately if any concerns arise. In physical therapy, neck and lumbar traction is often used for symptom relief. The MAT table uses a customized pulley system to achieve multiple angles of traction. The table inverts and elevates to provide additional symptom relief.

Check it out at theMATtable.com

Review of the Dix-Hallpike Test/Hallpike Maneuver here: https://conta.cc/3PZbMLkThe Dix-Hallpike maneuver, also known as...
03/10/2023

Review of the Dix-Hallpike Test/Hallpike Maneuver here: https://conta.cc/3PZbMLk

The Dix-Hallpike maneuver, also known as the Hallpike maneuver, is a test that physical therapists (PTs) use to diagnose benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). BPPV is a common inner ear disorder that causes sudden spinning sensations (vertigo) when you move your head into certain positions.

According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Dix-Hallpike maneuver is "the most widely used test for BPPV" and is "highly accurate in diagnosing posterior canal BPPV."

For more information or a demonstration of The MAT Table call Brian Scherff, P.T., at 269-569-4414.

A Review of the Dix-Hallpike Maneuver October News Dix-Hallpike Test/Hallpike Maneuver See The MAT Table in Action The Dix-Hallpike maneuver, also known as the Hallpike maneuver, is a test that physic

17/09/2023

Case Study: Physical therapy treatment for post-COVID, Long Covid/ Post-Acute Sequelae SARS CoV-2
(PASC) with POTS style approach
Patient: Previously healthy and active individual who developed POTS symptoms after a COVID infection.
Symptoms: Dizziness, nausea, “coat hanger pain,” overwhelming fatigue.
Patient’s Functional Goals:
 Able to complete one hour shopping trip without stopping due to dizziness, nausea, brain fog, or
fatigue.
 Able to walk for more than 30 minutes without stopping and without increased fatigue without
post-exertional malaise (PEM).
 Ability to safely drive 20 minutes or more to visit family without exacerbating symptoms
mentioned above.
For the past two months I have been treating a previously healthy and active patient who suffers from
“Long Covid”/ Post-Acute Sequelae SARS CoV-2 (PASC). Although she had no history of heart disease,
she began demonstrating persistent symptoms associated with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia
Syndrome (POTS) following a Covid infection.
Like most patients experiencing the post-Covid symptoms of POTS, she had tried many
other treatments and modalities to address her symptoms, but it only got worse until she eventually lost
her job.
We did not realize that a protocol of horizontal exercise was necessary.
Several months ago her physician recommended LE strengthening exercises completed in horizontal and
recumbent positions twice a week, and low level cardio training of no more than 25 minutes (including
warm up and cool down) on a home recumbent bike three alternate days of the week.
During treatment, while monitoring heart rate variability (to ensure it doesn’t elevate) and blood
pressure, I have been able to address and gradually progress this patient on one piece of equipment, the
MAT Table. Completing all strengthening TE on one piece of equipment has proven helpful as frequent
standing transfers exacerbate symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, “coat hanger pain” and
overwhelming fatigue.
For improving strength and endurance in patients with long Covid during therapeutic exercise (TE), I
have found the following exercises to be beneficial:
 Bridges,
 Four Direction Straight Leg Raise (SLR),
 Clamshells,
 Short Arc Quads (SAQ),
 Mini crunches,

 Planks (side and prone)
 Partial incline squats,
 Single lower extremity ankle plantarflexion and dorsiflexion
 Hamstring and quad stretches.
I also found gradually inclining the MAT Table throughout her sessions and introducing the above
exercises to be helpful in improving tolerance to upright positions with decreased symptoms.
This treatment approach, based on the POTS style of exercise, emphasizes gradual progression and
avoidance of activities that exacerbate symptoms. It is important to monitor the patient& #39;s heart rate
variability and blood pressure during exercise to ensure that they are not overdoing it.
Exercises performed on one piece of equipment (MAT Table) to minimize standing transfers and
exacerbation of symptoms:
 LE strengthening exercises completed in horizontal and recumbent positions.
 Low-level cardio training of no more than 25 minutes (including warm up and cool down).
 Exercises gradually progressed from horizontal to inclined positions.
This patient has successfully progressed from low-rep exercises inline, to exercises with partial incline
position, and increased reps. The patient is expected to tolerate and progress to strengthening in
upright positions in the next 4-8 weeks.
For more information or to schedule a demo of the MAT Table, call Brian at 269-569-4414.
Sources:
APTA
University of Michigan Post-Covid website

25/08/2023

The only 5 in 1 multifunction physical therapy table in the world is made in the USA.

One of the tools that physical therapists may use to treat rotator cuff partial tears is the pulley system on the Multiple Application Treatment table (MAT table). The MAT table is a versatile device that allows you to perform various exercises in ranges under 30 deg., for shoulders in different positions and directions.

The pulley system consists of a cable with handles that uses the 44 lb. sliding part of the MAT table as a weight. The incline of this sliding part creates 1 to 36 lbs. of weight. You may use the pulleys to perform shoulder exercises that improve range of motion and flexibility in different directions, such as:

Shoulder flexion: Lift your affected arm overhead.

Shoulder abduction: Move your affected arm away from your body to the side.

Shoulder external rotation: Bend your affected elbow at 90 degrees and rotate your arm outward.

Shoulder internal rotation: Bend your affected elbow at 90 degrees and rotate your arm inward.

If you have a patient with a partial rotator cuff tear, The MAT Table may be able to help. To learn more or get a free demo of The MAT Table, click: https://lnkd.in/gHZ8Kmp4.

21/08/2023

A rotator cuff partial tear is a common shoulder injury that can cause pain, weakness, and reduced range of motion. It occurs when one or more of the four muscles and tendons that stabilize the shoulder joint are damaged by overuse, trauma, or degeneration.

I find in my treatment of rotator cuff partial tears under 20%, the most effective exercise are shoulder depression, low range isometrics, and resisted motions under 30 deg.

One of the tools that physical therapists may use to treat rotator cuff partial tears is the pulley system on the Multiple Application Treatment table (MAT table). The MAT table is a versatile device that allows you to perform various exercises in ranges under 30 deg., for shoulders in different positions and directions.

The pulley system consists of a cable with handles that uses the 44 lb. sliding part of the MAT table as a weight. The incline of this sliding part creates 1 to 36 lbs. of weight. You may use the pulleys to perform shoulder exercises that improve range of motion and flexibility in different directions, such as:

Shoulder flexion: Lift your affected arm overhead.

Shoulder abduction: Move your affected arm away from your body to the side.

Shoulder external rotation: Bend your affected elbow at 90 degrees and rotate your arm outward.

Shoulder internal rotation: Bend your affected elbow at 90 degrees and rotate your arm inward.

If you have a patient with a partial rotator cuff tear, The MAT Table may be able to help. To learn more or get a free demo of The MAT Table, click: https://multipleapplicationstable.com/ .

By understanding the physiology and functions of the rotator cuff muscles, physical therapists may provide effective tre...
18/08/2023

By understanding the physiology and functions of the rotator cuff muscles, physical therapists may provide effective treatment for a variety of shoulder conditions.
Learn more: https://conta.cc/3OF4g6r

Learn how to treat rotator cuff tears August News Treating Rotator Cuff Injuries with the MAT Table Pulley System By understanding the physiology and functions of the rotator cuff muscles, physical th

02/08/2023

Rehabilitation short story

A recent patient with a left CVA, who had difficulty with ankle dorsiflexion in physical therapy. After 1 week of rehab at 12% body weight on the multiple applications treatment table, he was able to achieve dorsiflexion passed neutral.

There are a lot of ways to improve after injury or stroke but the MAT table creates a platform to do it with less anxiety for the patient and less risk(and less hands on so you can document) on the therapist part.

The patient had much less toe drag after two weeks.

Check out the MAT table at theMATtable.com

3 Ways to Increase Profitability in PT Clinics With Declining ReimbursementsThe healthcare industry is a growing market,...
27/07/2023

3 Ways to Increase Profitability in PT Clinics With Declining Reimbursements

The healthcare industry is a growing market, and physical therapists are in high demand. However, many physical therapists struggle to make a profit. Here, are 3 ways that healthcare providers, physical therapists, and occupational therapists can increase their profit margins without slashing vital business costs or subsidizing their business with their personal funds.

1. Increase average transaction value. This means providing more value to patients so they are willing to pay more for your services. You can do this by offering additional services, such as massage therapy or acupuncture. You can also offer discounts for group appointments or for referrals.

2. Increase lifetime revenue per patient. This means getting patients to come back for more treatment. You can do this by providing excellent customer service and by making sure that patients are satisfied with their treatment. You can also offer loyalty programs or referral bonuses.

3. Optimize your use of space and schedules. This means using your resources as efficiently as possible. You can do this by scheduling patients back-to-back, by using space-saving equipment, and by using online scheduling tools. Optimizing the use of space means potentially reducing your rent.

Learn more ways to save: https://multipleapplicationstable.com/ways-to-save-money-with-your-physical-therapy-practice/

The 5 in 1 MAT table can help as it is a space saving machine. If you’re interested in saving money at your practice, giving your PTs the tools they need to succeed, and helping as many patients as possible without burning out, then contact us at the MAT Table today.

Learn how to improve your ROI in your PT clinic July Newsletter 3 Ways to Increase Profitability in PT Clinics With Declining Reimbursements The healthcare industry is a growing market, and physical t

21/07/2023

What is the best multiple use Physical Therapy table?

The MAT table is a 5-in-1 combination treatment table and
multi-function exercise table-that takes up less space than
the 5 machines it can replace!!

It's a mobilization and treatment table
It's a multiple applications workout platform
It's a traction table
It's a pulley system
It's a tilt table

Check it out at theMATtable.com and call Brian for more information at 269-569-4414.

Excellence in Rehabilitation is growing with new personnel on the employee roster.Adam Cessell, mechanical engineer and ...
18/07/2023

Excellence in Rehabilitation is growing with new personnel on the employee roster.

Adam Cessell, mechanical engineer and Donovan Allen mechanical engineer just hired part time are pictured below after graduating this year. They are pictured below next to the wooden MAT table prototype.

Earlier this year, engineer Jaron Vanfleteren, IT support London Emmons, social media support Annie Scherff and editor Steven Anderson all joined the MAT table team at Excellence in Rehabilitation. Producing the highest quality MAT table is top priority.

See the 5 in 1 Multiple Applications Treatment table in action at https://multipleapplicationstable.com/.

29/06/2023

How to safely maintain limited WB during PT exercises with no unwanted stress on the fracture?

Brian Scherff PT is working with a patient in physical therapy that was 25% limited weight bearing with a Left ankle fracture. She needs to maintain ankle neutral, with the fracture boot on during her rehabilitation. The MAT table is the perfect solution to safely maintain the restriction. Absolutely no chance to do more than 25% WB in this exercise. The patient is working at an incline to produce a total of 25% WB on both extremities.

Want to see more of what the 5 in 1 Multiple Applications Treatment table can do check out the website theMATtable.com

The MAT table relieved 100% of this patients LBP during PT with IP rehabilitation by simply inverting 3 deg with the tra...
26/06/2023

The MAT table relieved 100% of this patients LBP during PT with IP rehabilitation by simply inverting 3 deg with the traction option unlocked. She gently glided retro about 1 inch creating some traction which was a good last intervention after 45 min of exercise and traditional physical therapy. She has had chronic LBP with DDD and its great to see her pain free for a few minutes after treatment.

See the MAT table in action on the website theMATtable.com

Tilt table belts are improved this year.The Total Gym and Moveo XP Do inclined squats, a great way to do a gravity assis...
26/04/2023

Tilt table belts are improved this year.

The Total Gym and Moveo XP Do inclined squats, a great way to do a gravity assisted partial body weight rehab program with partial weight bearing. You can't do 88% body weight tilt table with the Moveo or Total Gym.

The MAT table is new to the market and you can use mechanical lifts or sit to stand for transfers. It's a very good exercise for rehabilitating the lower extremities with exercise from 1 to 88% body weight. Physical therapists need safer and easier ways to exercise their patients. It's surprising how quickly the exercise weight increases as you go up in inclination with gravity. Another interesting fact is that at 45゚ inclination you're at 88% body weight so the inclination from 45° to 90゚ only adds 12% body weight to the lower extremities. That fact is a good argument for having tilt tables only go to 45゚ for better patient safety, less fear and nearly as good white bearing.

We have upgraded the multiple applications treatment table this year with 12 new upgrades. one is pictured here, which is an easier to use knee strap with the tilt table function.

The MAT Table was in Detroit at the APTA Michigan conference. It was great to see all the students ready to graduate, en...
04/04/2023

The MAT Table was in Detroit at the APTA Michigan conference. It was great to see all the students ready to graduate, entering the Physical Therapy profession.

The picture is of Brian Scherff PT showing of the 5 in 1 Multiple Applications Treatment Table. One table that does 5 functions, exercise machine, treatment table, traction table, tilt table, pulley system. All in one MAT table.

Want to see more visit the website
TheMATtable.com

Come see us in Detroit! March 24-25. Visit our booth for a free gift! Learn more: https://conta.cc/3IJ59Ig.
14/03/2023

Come see us in Detroit! March 24-25. Visit our booth for a free gift! Learn more: https://conta.cc/3IJ59Ig.

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The MAT table

In 2011 I invented a better machine for heavier and mobility challenged patients in the outpatient clinic, hospital, and nursing home rehab environments.

The MAT (Multiple Applications Table) concept began more than 11 years ago when I saw an obese patient in a PT clinic fall off the squat platform she was using. At that moment I realized, there must be a better way and I began to design one.

A machine by a therapist, for a therapist, that would work for everyone-regardless of size or stability. And…the concept for the MAT table was born.

I found much of the equipment currently being used for PT isn’t’t actually designed for PT; It was designed for home gym use for weight training, and not for heavier or debilitated patients. The MAT table will safely support up to 500 lbs. The MAT table fits everyone!