The Clinical Corner article, Manual Mobility: The Basics, describes the different categories of manual wheelchairs, known generically as transport, standard, custom folding, custom rigid and tilt-in-space. It was noted that the more rigid the wheelchair, the easier it is to propel the chair as rigidity decreases flex in the frame of the chair. The ideal is that all of the energy of propulsion is translated into movement as any frame flex is lost movement. The more rigid the wheelchair, the more efficient the propulsion can be.
Posted on 2017-04-25
In September of 2015, I wrote an article for Clinical Corner, entitled “Best Practices in Seating and Mobility Assessments”. As outlined in that article, the following concepts were found to be necessary for best practices in seating and mobility assessments: experience; hands-on techniques; skills; technology; resources; self-directed learning; follow-up; and consumer relationships.1 The article expanded on each of the concepts. Click here for a link to the article. This month, let’s take a second look at some of the best practices in seating and mobility assessments, specifically technology and resources. Let’s also consider why we should take a second look at products and technology.
Posted on 2017-03-21
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