Part 3: Success

Success! Designing the Gen IV MAT Table

I believe success comes in many stages and over many years. To me, success means pushing on and never giving up, which was why I took the leap of remortgaging my home in 2019 and consulting engineering firms. I did this because I believe the MAT Table had only seen a fraction of the success it still would, and because it was time to design and manufacture a better way to do physical therapy.

Over the next three years, 25 engineers from a variety of engineering firms spent at least 10,000 hours helping me refine and improve the MAT table. Simultaneously, prototypes were tested at Alamo Nursing and Rehabilitation and two other wellness and outpatient centers. 

In 2020 we hoped to start selling Generation III MAT, but unfortunately the pandemic and a few new ideas to improve the table put a halt to the selling process. We spent hour upon hour poring over the blueprints, trying and eliminating various parts – we wanted what we wanted and nothing would substitute!

The Gen IV MAT Table Emerges as the Premier Traction Table

By 2021, the Generation IV MAT had been through a full year of testing to become the premier traction table. With the ability to finally manufacture and sell the MAT, we received  great responses from around the country!  We pursued national exposure by attending and sponsoring the American Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference in Texas. Let me tell you, taking the MAT to Texas was a challenge in and of itself. Ask me about it some time.

Thanks to the positive responses we received in Texas, we generated more sales than expected. We were off and running!

With a bang-up team behind us, and since our success at the Texas APTA, we have toured with the MAT table to APTA Michigan conferences in Detroit and Kalamazoo. Now, we are ready to sell the Generation IV MAT table, which, by the way, is made and assembled in multiple locations throughout Michigan, mostly with Weber Specialties in Schoolcraft. 

What Makes the MAT Table Ideal Physical Therapy Equipment?

If you haven’t heard by now, 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! The MAT Table functions as a:

  1. Multiple Applications Workout Platform
  2. Mobilization/Treatment Table
  3. Traction Table
  4. Pulley System
  5. Tilt Table / Inversion Table

The MAT provides a stable surface from which to exercise…which translates to peace of mind for this changing patient population. 

The MAT also reduces costs for small clinics thanks to its multiple functions with only one table, and can potentially replace up to 5 pieces of equipment currently in rehab facilities or PT clinics.

For purchasing information, or for a one-on-one virtual demo of the MAT Table, click here and schedule time with the inventor! Or call 269-569-4414 or email Brian Scherff.

Read more about our journey:

In the Beginning Where we started and why.

The Build How we got where we are.

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