What are the similarities and differences between assessing an individual for a power mobility device versus a manual wheelchair? What is important to consider for a power wheelchair versus a manual wheelchair? Does it matter if an individual cannot drive effectively the first time they use a power wheelchair? These questions, and more, will be answered this month in Clinical Corner.
Posted on 2019-05-29
This month, we will take a more detailed look at the information that should be gathered during the seating and mobility assessment. It must be remembered that the assessment is just one step in the overall process of wheelchair provision.1 A future article of Clinical Corner will address the additional steps identified in the Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Techology Society of North America (RESNA) Wheelchair Services Provision Guide.
Posted on 2015-11-24
Conducting a thorough assessment is vital to ensuring an optimal seating and mobility prescription for a client, but what are the best practices in seating and mobility evaluations? A study conducted by Mary Isaacson, EdD, OTR/L, ATP, published in Assistive Technology, sought to answer that question.1
Posted on 2015-09-23
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
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