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Postural Supports and Restraints

2018-07-04

The issue of restraints versus function versus postural supports is a large one!  This month, Clinical Corner began to address the issue of restraints versus postural supports and personal assistance services devices.  Future Clinical Corner articles will address issues such as how to minimize the use of devices that could be considered restraints on wheelchairs and when do we consider the effect of the device on an individual. 

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Adjustable Modular Wheelchair Seating: Back Supports

2018-04-26

Last month’s Clinical Corner article addressed adjustable, modular wheelchair seating with a focus on cushions.  The article reviewed the spectrum of seating, from off-the-shelf to custom seating and described modular seating as the bridge between standard seating and custom seating.  If you missed that article, see Adjustable Modular Wheelchair Seating: Cushions.  This month, Clinical Corner will continue to address adjustable, modular wheelchair seating, with the focus on back supports. 

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Adjustable Modular Wheelchair Seating: Cushions

2018-03-29

Wheelchair seating is fundamental in seating and mobility prescriptions.  Combined with the correct wheelchair base for an individual, seating can promote posture and positioning, provide stability, facilitate function, address pressure management and enhance comfort and sitting tolerance.
 

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Tilt-In-Space Wheelchairs 2.0

2018-02-23

This month, we have looked at tilt-in-space wheelchairs and the factors that differentiate different models. It is by understanding the differentiation that the most appropriate model can be prescribed for an individual. In addition, we have reviewed sources that outline the tilt/recline angles required for pressure redistribution and the frequency and duration of weight shifting required for off-loading.

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