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Understanding Choices in Rigid Wheelchairs

Understanding Choices in Rigid Wheelchairs

Rigid frame wheelchairs offer some choice in the type of frame – from open frame to closed frame and from fully welded to models with fold-down back canes. Some models of rigid wheelchairs provide adjustability in the rear axle while others are fully fixed. Rigid frame wheelchairs promote efficiency of propulsion due to their light-weight design and minimization of moving parts, which allows for more efficient propulsion. A thorough assessment is required in order to match the needs of clients with the products that are available on the market for optimal fit, function and performance.

2019-03-28

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Understanding Choices in Manual Wheelchairs

Understanding Choices in Manual Wheelchairs

There is never going to be one model of wheelchair that is right for every client. Manufacturers recognize this and often provide several models of wheelchairs within a category to meet the various needs and demands of clients. This allows for optimizing both fit and function for a client through the selection of an appropriate model of wheelchair. How we choose between models of wheelchairs goes back to the assessment and then matching the goals of seating and mobility with the choices that are available.

2019-02-27

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Falls Prevention, Part 2

Falls Prevention, Part 2

Just as there are many factors that contribute to the risk for falls, there are many interventions to address the risks. A multi-disciplinary, multi-factorial approach is important to take for older adults who are identified at high risk for falls.

2019-01-31

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Falls Prevention, Part 1

Falls Prevention, Part 1

Many factors contribute to the risk of falls. Such factors include biological, behavioural, socio-economic and environmental. Next month, Clinical Corner will address strategies to reduce the risk of falls for older adults.

2018-12-20

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Happy Occupational Therapy Month!

Happy Occupational Therapy Month!

If you have been following my blog for a while, you may recall that in October I tend to write an anniversary article to celebrate another year with Sunrise Medical Canada. This month marks my 8th year with Sunrise Medical! Since October also is Occupational Therapy month across Canada, I thought I would write a little on my experiences that led me to occupational therapy. I would also like to celebrate Occupational Therapy month by sharing a recorded webinar and by seeking input for a future webinar. More on that later in this article!

2018-10-30

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