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When Do Seating Systems Require Replacement?

When Do Seating Systems Require Replacement?

While some funding programs may have an automatic period of time when a person becomes eligible for a new wheelchair cushion or back support, other funding programs may require justification for seeking approval for new seating.  How can we tell when a cushion or a back support requires replacement?  Several circumstances warrant a review of an individual’s seating needs.  These include: Change in sizeChange in positioning needsChange in risk for pressure injuryWear in seating system Let’s review each of these conditions.

2021-12-30

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Potential Causes of Sliding for Individuals Who Foot Propel

Potential Causes of Sliding for Individuals Who Foot Propel

Learning why a person slides from their wheelchair is the only way to discover the solution to address issues of sliding.  For an individual who foot propels or who hand and foot propels, the potential causes of sliding may be related to their positioning in the wheelchair and/or to the set up and maintenance of the manual wheelchair itself.  This month’s Clinical Corner article will focus on wheelchair set up and maintenance as factors to consider in addressing issues of sliding for those who use one or both feet to move and maneuver a manual wheelchair.

2021-11-29

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Clinical Corner Returns!

Clinical Corner Returns!

I am excited to announce the return of Clinical Corner – Sunrise Medical Canada’s monthly blog that features clinical seating and mobility topics!  We heard from so many of you that you were sorry to see Clinical Corner retire in June of 2020.  We heard you when you told us that you like to have Canadian clinical content in one central location on our website.  As a result, we have answered the call to bring back Clinical Corner!

2021-10-22

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Clinical Corner Transitions

Clinical Corner Transitions

It is with mixed emotions that I write my last Clinical Corner article for Sunrise Medical Canada.  I am NOT leaving Sunrise Medical; however, the Clinical Corner blog that I have been writing for the past 9+ years will be archived as we transition the focus to our global Education in Motion on-line resource. 

2020-06-29

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Manual Wheelchair Webinar FAQs

Manual Wheelchair Webinar FAQs

In April and May of this year, the clinical educators from Sunrise Medical came together to deliver a 6-part, live, webinar series globally.  The webinar topics included the mat evaluation, seating, head supports, manual wheelchairs, power seating functions and alternative drive controls.  I presented the webinar on Manual Wheelchairs: Optimizing Prescription and Set Up earlier this month.  The webinar was one hour in length and had hundreds and hundreds of participants from numerous countries.  This meant that not all of the questions that were posed during the webinar could be answered during that time.  Following the webinar, I responded to the questions via email.  It became apparent that there were many frequently asked questions (FAQs).  This month’s Clinical Corner will share the FAQs and answers to the manual wheelchair webinar I presented.

2020-05-26

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