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Cyber Series News

Many of you who read our Clinical Corner newsletter also attend our monthly Cyber Series of webinars. For those of you who attend our clinical webinars … and for those of you who are interested in attending our webinars … I’ve got some exciting news!  

2022-08-30

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More About Working with Fluid Wheelchair Cushions: The Base

More About Working with Fluid Wheelchair Cushions: The Base

Fluid cushions are versatile to meet the pressure management and positioning needs of individuals.  We have discussed how to modify the fluid volume to address these needs.  Now let’s review additional modifications that are available to meet other positioning and functional needs. 

2022-05-31

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The How To of Fluid Volume Modification in Wheelchair Cushions

The How To of Fluid Volume Modification in Wheelchair Cushions

Last month, Clinical Corner looked at maintenance and modifications when working with fluid wheelchair cushions.  If you missed that article, see Working with Fluid Cushions .  This month let’s look at the tips and tricks for assessing fluid overfill, underfill, and obliquity fill in fluid cushions. 

2022-04-28

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Working with Fluid Cushions

Working with Fluid Cushions

Maintenance and modifications – two key factors to remember when working with fluid cushions.  Maintenance is easy peasy.  Modifications are multiple.  Let’s dive in to discuss! 

2022-03-30

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Power Assist Wheelchair Devices: Handrim-Activated

Power Assist Wheelchair Devices: Handrim-Activated

A power add-on unit is a device that converts a manual wheelchair to a powered wheelchair.  There are 3 different types of power assist devices – ones that attach to the front of the manual wheelchair to assist by “pulling” the wheelchair; ones that attach at the rear of the manual wheelchair to “push” the wheelchair; and ones that attach to the hub of the rear wheels to assist by multiplying the human force that is applied to the handrim.  This last type generically is known as a handrim-activated power assist drive system and is the subject of this month’s Clinical Corner. 

2022-03-01

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