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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:

This month, let’s revisit this general topic with a focus on considerations for power wheelchairs for these individuals.

Posted on 2017-09-25


Seating and Mobility Considerations for Individuals Who Are Bariatric, Part 3: Mobility Base

Seating and Mobility Considerations for Individuals Who Are Bariatric, Part 3: Mobility Base

Let’s continue our discussion on seating and mobility considerations for individuals who are bariatric. (If you missed the first two articles in this mini-series, you can click here for Part 1 on Body Shape and click here for Part 2 on Assessment and Seating.) This month, we will look at the mobility base.

Posted on 2015-05-27


Seating and Mobility Considerations for Individuals Who Are Bariatric, Part 2: Ax and Seating

Seating and Mobility Considerations for Individuals Who Are Bariatric, Part 2: Ax and Seating

Last month, we started a discussion on seating and mobility considerations for individuals who are bariatric. I wrote about body shape and that it is a person’s unique shape and weight distribution that must be evaluated when assessing for seating and mobility. (If you missed last month’s article, click here for Part 1.) Let’s continue the discussion.

Posted on 2015-04-22


Seating and Mobility Considerations for Individuals Who Are Bariatric, Part 1: Body Shape

Seating and Mobility Considerations for Individuals Who Are Bariatric, Part 1: Body Shape

This month, let's start a discussion on seating and mobility considerations for individuals who are bariatric. According to Mosby's Medical Dictionary, bariatrics is "the field of medicine that focuses on the treatment and control of obesity and diseases associated with obesity"1. The first thing to remember when working with individuals who are bariatric is that there is no "one size fits all". This month's article will focus on body shape. People come in different shapes and sizes and it is a person's unique shape and weight distribution that must be evaluated when assessing for seating and mobility.

Posted on 2015-03-30


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