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Rigid Frame Wheelchairs – Frame Length

Rigid Frame Wheelchairs – Frame Length

Clinical Corner addressed rigid frame wheelchairs in the article, Understanding Choices in Rigid Wheelchairs, in March 2019.  The article described what a rigid wheelchair is, how some models may permit folding (e.g., with fold-down back posts), and why a rigid wheelchair tends to offer greater efficiency of propulsion over a wheelchair with a folding cross-brace.  The article also outlined various choices in rigid frame wheelchairs, including open frame and closed frame designs, “active” models and adjustable models, and why so many choices are available on the market, even within a single manufacturer.  If you missed that article, click here to read it.  This month, Clinical Corner will continue to look at rigid frame wheelchairs, with a focus on frame length and why it is important to understand choices offered. 

2020-01-30

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Power Wheelchairs - Battery Maintenance

Power Wheelchairs - Battery Maintenance

Last month, Clinical Corner re-visited the topic of batteries in power wheelchairs and provided an update regarding sizes and types of batteries and battery chargers.  If you missed the Power Wheelchairs: Batteries article, click here to read it.  This month, Clinical Corner will address the topic of battery maintenance to answer the questions I often receive about how to care for batteries in power wheelchairs.   

2019-12-19

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Power Wheelchairs - Batteries

Power Wheelchairs - Batteries

This month, Clinical Corner will re-visit the topic of batteries in power wheelchairs.  This topic was first addressed in a 2012 blog post, De-mystifying Power Wheelchairs: Batteries and Motors.  (Click here to read the 2012 article.)  This month, Clinical Corner will review and update the information first presented in 2012 regarding batteries.  Batteries are an important consideration in power wheelchairs as they provide the power required to operate the system. 

2019-11-28

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Education in Motion and Clinical Corner Catalogue

Education in Motion and Clinical Corner Catalogue

If you follow Clinical Corner, you will notice that the article in October often is a little different than usual.  October marks another anniversary with Sunrise Medical for me.  It is 9 years now!  October also marks Occupational Therapy month nationally.  What better way to celebrate both than with a focus on clinical resources available on the Sunrise Medical website.  In addition, this article will look back at Clinical Corner with a catalogue of Clinical Corner articles for ease of reference.  You may want to Bookmark this page!

2019-10-30

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Preparing to Conduct a Seating and Mobility Assessment

Preparing to Conduct a Seating and Mobility Assessment

September often is thought of as a time for new beginnings.  School begins for school-aged children.  Depending upon where you live in the country, the leaves may be starting to change colour signalling the beginning of autumn.  Registration is open for our next Cyber Series of webinars for therapists, therapist assistants, funders and vendors in Canada!  The first webinar in our annual series is on “The Assessment Process” as the assessment is the beginning for all seating and mobility.  A thorough assessment provides a solid foundation for what follows in seating and mobility prescription.  This month, Clinical Corner will discuss considerations prior to the assessment – what should be on-hand to ensure optimal results from the physical assessment.

2019-09-30

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