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Breaking the Cycle of Asymmetries Using 24-Hour Postural Management

Breaking the Cycle of Asymmetries Using 24-Hour Postural Management

For those of us who work with children with disabilities, we seem to intuitively know that if the child stays in one position too long, then the body will take the "shape" of that position, and if the position is not in good alignment, the child will begin to develop postural asymmetries. So, we try to create a program that offers alternative positioning throughout the day while supporting the child to prevent asymmetries.

2021-04-19

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Standing Power Wheelchair Evaluation: Considering All of the Client's Goals

Standing Power Wheelchair Evaluation: Considering All of the Client's Goals

It's easy to look at power wheelchairs with a standing function and be amazed by the technology. After all, the opportunities an independent, mobile standing position can offer a client, from functional, clinical, and social emotional standpoints, can be life-changing. But we must also consider what our clients need the PWC to do when it isn't standing, and how postural needs change between standing and sitting.

2021-03-22

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The Importance of Power Wheelchair Base Dimensions and Turning Radius

The Importance of Power Wheelchair Base Dimensions and Turning Radius

Many people continue to be drawn to mid-wheel drive power wheelchair bases for the following reasons: an intuitive driving experience for the user, the ability to drive and maneuver around smaller spaces, and an overall more compact package. With all of the options available on MWD PWCs, it is important to read the fine print and understand what the specifications mean to ensure the user is getting what he truly needs.

2021-03-02

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Visualizing the Ideal Wheelchair

Visualizing the Ideal Wheelchair

Throughout the 20+ years of my career I have watched how technology has changed the equipment available for clients and how the evaluation process for the equipment is conducted. However, the difficulty surrounding visualizing what a wheelchair would look like when configured the way a specific client needs and desires has remained a struggle until recently.

2021-01-26

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