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Skin Protection and Cushion Covers

01/12/2011

​Last month, we focused on materials commonly used in wheelchair cushions.  This month, let’s look at the different types of cushion covers and how the type of cushion cover used may effect skin protection.  Cushion covers?!  Are they really that important?  Well, in a word – yes!

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Skin Protection and Seating: Thoughts on Pressure Reduction

03/10/2011

Last month’s article gave us an overview of pressure sores, staging of pressure sores, factors associated with pressure sores and some prevention strategies.  This month, I would like to look at how seating can assist in the prevention of skin breakdown and pressure ulcers.

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Pressure Sores and Skin Protection

30/08/2011

In one of my previous articles, I wrote about the many possible goals of seating.  This month, I would like to take a closer look at one goal in particular – skin protection.

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Seating Considerations - The Back Rest

11/08/2011

​In one of my previous articles, “More on Practical Seating Considerations – Posterior Pelvic Tilt”, I wrote about the importance of the back rest when seating a client who presents with a posterior pelvic tilt. This month, I would like to talk about back rest selection in general.

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Practical Seating Considerations - Pelvic Rotation

28/06/2011

​So far with respect to practical seating considerations, I have written about pelvic obliquity, posterior pelvic tilt and anterior pelvic tilt.  This month, I would like to focus on practical seating considerations for a client who presents with a pelvic rotation.

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The Hands on Assessment

19/05/2011

One of the first steps in the prescription of a wheelchair for a client, after the interview and information gathering, is the hands on assessment.  The hands on assessment is crucial as it provides key information necessary for matching client needs with product parameters.

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More on Practical Seating Considerations - Posterior Pelvic Tilt

04/05/2011

In last month's article, I wrote about cushion considerations for seating a client with a posterior pelvic tilt. This month, I would like to discuss the importance of the back rest when seating a client with posterior pelvic tilt. In addition, I would like to talk about the role of gravity in assisting with positioning for a client who presents with a posterior pelvic tilt.

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Practical Seating Considerations – Posterior Pelvic Tilt

30/03/2011

In last month's article, I wrote about cushion considerations for seating a client with a pelvic obliquity. This month, I would like to continue with this practical approach to look at cushion considerations when seating a client with a posterior pelvic tilt.

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Practical Seating Considerations - Pelvic Obliquity

18/03/2011

In last month's article, I talked about the goals of seating and considerations for generic seating product parameters to achieve seating goals for your client. 

This month, I would like to take a practical approvach so that you can see how choice of a cushion can help to achieve seating goals. Let's take the example of a client iwth a pelvic obliquity.

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