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Anniversary 2017

Anniversary 2017

If it’s October, it’s time for a Clinical Corner article that celebrates another anniversary with Sunrise Medical Canada. This month marks 7 years that I have been with Sunrise Medical. Time flies! Allow me to share some reflections of the past year with you.

2017-10-30

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Power Mobility for Individuals Who Are Bariatric

Power Mobility for Individuals Who Are Bariatric

In 2015, I wrote a 3-part Clinical Corner series on seating and mobility considerations for individuals who are bariatric. Here are links to the articles:Seating and Mobility Considerations for Individuals Who Are Bariatric, Part 1: Body ShapeSeating and Mobility Considerations for Individuals Who Are Bariatric, Part 2: Assessment and SeatingSeating and Mobility Considerations for Individuals Who Are Bariatric, Part 3: Mobility BaseThis month, let’s revisit this general topic with a focus on considerations for power wheelchairs for these individuals.

2017-09-25

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Understanding Seating Sizing

Understanding Seating Sizing

Getting the right fit is important in seating and mobility. The fit of the seating system can affect comfort, function, posture, and skin integrity. This month, Clinical Corner will focus on how to understand seating sizing for cushions, back supports and head supports. A few “tricks of the trade” will be shared so that clinicians can better understand how to request the correct size of seating for an individual.

2017-08-29

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Wheelchair Basketball

Wheelchair Basketball

Last summer, Clinical Corner looked at two different sports for individuals who are wheelchair users – handcycling and wheelchair tennis. See Wheelchair Tennis and Handcycling for the full articles. This month, let’s continue our look at parasport with a focus on wheelchair basketball.

2017-06-28

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Heat and Moisture Dissipation in Seating

Heat and Moisture Dissipation in Seating

With the summer months approaching, it is a good opportunity for us to re-visit wheelchair seating and to consider how seating can affect heat and moisture dissipation for individuals who use wheelchairs. While there are many factors that affect one’s risk for skin breakdown, moisture can contribute to the risk of skin breakdown for some individuals. Choice of materials, design and covers will influence the potential for heat and moisture build-up and/or dissipation in wheelchair cushions. The same can be said for back supports as well.

2017-05-30

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