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Revisiting Electric Scooters

Revisiting Electric Scooters

Clinical Corner first addressed electric mobility scooters in Scooters: The Essentials of What You Need to Know. With spring emerging in many parts of Canada after a long winter, and with summer just around the corner, it is a good time to revisit electric scooters as the promise of good weather often leads us to think about outdoor mobility.

2018-05-30

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Adjustable Modular Wheelchair Seating - Back Supports

Adjustable Modular Wheelchair Seating - Back Supports

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 adaptive seating and described modular seating as the bridge between standard seating and adaptive 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.

2018-04-26

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Adjustable Modular Wheelchair Seating: Cushions

Adjustable Modular Wheelchair Seating: Cushions

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.

2018-03-29

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Tilt-in-Space Wheelchairs 2.0

Tilt-in-Space Wheelchairs 2.0

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.

2018-02-23

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Mini Proportional Joysticks Mean Independence Regained

Mini Proportional Joysticks Mean Independence Regained

This month, Clinical Corner has a guest blogger! Robert Norton, a Sunrise Medical colleague, provides his insights on selecting the ideal mini proportional joystick.For a refresher on specialty controls, please refer to the 2013 Clinical Corner article, Specialty Controls for Power Wheelchairs.

2018-01-25

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