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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 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.

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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Selecting a Back Support Based on Seating Goals

Selecting a Back Support Based on Seating Goals

Last month’s Clinical Corner article focused on Selecting a Cushion Based on Seating Goals. The article highlighted the importance of conducting a thorough assessment and establishing goals for seating and mobility. Common goals of seating and mobility were outlined. These include: pressure management, positioning, function/stability, heat and moisture dissipation, impact and vibration dampening, comfort, or a combination of the goals. As I mentioned last month, both the cushion and the back support work together to achieve desired results. This month, let’s continue the discussion and focus on generic product parameters in back supports to help achieve client seating goals.

2017-12-20

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