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Clinical Corner Archive

The Evidence on Tilt, Recline and Elevating Leg Supports

The Evidence on Tilt, Recline and Elevating Leg Supports

Past Clinical Corner articles have addressed Dynamic Tilt and Pressure Distribution and Weight Shifting and Pressure Management. The article, Dynamic Tilt and Pressure Redistribution from October 2012, addressed clinical indications for tilt-in-space wheelchairs and the research related to dynamic tilt and pressure redistribution. The article, Weight Shifting and Pressure Management 2.0 from February 2016, addressed recommendations on duration and frequency of repositioning for pressure ulcer prevention based on clinical practice guidelines.

2017-01-24

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Steer Correction for Power Mobility

Steer Correction for Power Mobility

Have you ever driven your vehicle and felt like you had to correct the steering to continue to go in the direction you intended? Most likely, the answer is yes. This may have occurred if you drove over a bumpy dirt road or other rough terrain. It may have occurred if two wheels were on one surface, such as a road, and the other two wheels were on another surface, such as a soft shoulder, or when there was a transition between two surfaces. Drivers of power wheelchairs also may experience circumstances when correction of the steering is required. This month, Clinical Corner will focus on technical solutions to address steer correction in power mobility.

2016-12-20

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Seat Elevation in Power Mobility

Seat Elevation in Power Mobility

Seat elevation in a power wheelchair is a lift of the seat pan on the vertical plane, as the picture below illustrates. Seat elevation raises and lowers the height of the seating system, without changing seat to back or seat to floor angles. While seat elevation can be prescribed with other power positioning features, such as power tilt, recline and elevating leg rests, the focus of this month’s Clinical Corner article will be solely on power seat elevation.

2016-11-29

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Six in the Six

Six in the Six

Why the title “Six in The Six”? Well, October marks my six year anniversary with Sunrise Medical. For the past two Octobers, I have celebrated each anniversary with a look back and I thought I would do the same this year. Although Sunrise Medical Canada’s head office is just north of “The Six” (or Toronto as it is more commonly known), I cannot resist an alliteration for the title of this anniversary article of Clinical Corner.

2016-10-27

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Scooters - The Essentials of What You Need to Know

Scooters - The Essentials of What You Need to Know

Past Clinical Corner articles have looked at Power Assist Wheelchairs and Power Wheelchairs. Let’s continue our look at powered mobility by focusing on scooters this month. We will look at clinical considerations in determining if a scooter is an appropriate mobility device for an individual and look at the essential components of a scooter to better understand this mobility device.

2016-09-28

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