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Navigating the Transition from Manual to Power Mobility

Navigating the Transition from Manual to Power Mobility

Imagine yourself making plans to take a road trip to a new destination. While you've never been to the exact location, you have a basic understanding of what to expect and a few simple goals in mind for what you would like to accomplish. In preparation for the trip, you do your due diligence by updating your GPS app on your smartphone, envisioning an overview of the trip, researching the destination, checking over your vehicle, and packing all the essentials.

Posted to on 6/29/2017 12:00:00 AM | 0 comments


Managing Posture 24 Hours per Day: Why Is It Important?

Managing Posture 24 Hours per Day: Why Is It Important?

In our industry we spend a great deal of time training clinicians, suppliers, end users, and caregivers on the importance of proper positioning when clients are seated in their wheelchairs. While proper seating is vital, it's important that we consider what happens when clients are not seated in their customized seating systems. Longtime friend of Sunrise Medical and Occupational Therapist Tamara Kittelson-Aldred provides fantastic insight on 24-hour postural care.

Posted to on 2/14/2017 12:00:00 AM | 1 comments


Pull Up a Seat: Meet Zippie & Associate Product Manager, Christy Clover-Nalley

Pull Up a Seat: Meet Zippie & Associate Product Manager, Christy Clover-Nalley

As a clinician who worked full-time for over 12 years at a pediatric hospital before I joined the Sunrise Medical family, I have known for many years that the name Zippie is synonymous for the highest quality of pediatric wheeled mobility equipment. A great deal of work goes into the development of new products, enhancing current products, and managing the Zippie line of strollers and wheelchairs. Associate Product Manager Christy Clover-Nalley, has the role at Sunrise Medical US of managing all of the pediatric folding, rigid, and tilt-in-space wheelchairs and strollers. Christy's passion for the children and caregivers who use the products she helps to manage is evident to each person she encounters.

Posted to on 12/21/2016 12:00:00 AM | 0 comments


Improving People's Lives Through Community

Improving People's Lives Through Community

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey is credited with saying "A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope within yourself." I am incredibly thankful for the mentors I have had in my life who have been a resource, an inspiration, and most importantly a beacon of hope in times when I desperately needed it. There is tremendous value in surrounding yourself with a community of people who can serve as mentors to you, are on your same level, and you can pour into as a mentor.

Posted to on 12/1/2016 10:15:31 AM | 0 comments


Unless Congress Takes Action, Access to Critical Wheelchair Components and Accessories Is About to Get Worse

Unless Congress Takes Action, Access to Critical Wheelchair Components and Accessories Is About to Get Worse

Your help is needed to get Congress to stop major cuts in the reimbursement for complex rehab technology (CRT) items. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) tells beneficiaries that cuts in reimbursement are a good thing. After all, it reduces out-of-pocket expenses, and everybody wants that, right? Not necessarily. Here's why.

Posted to on 11/16/2016 12:00:00 AM | 0 comments


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Disclaimer: The contents of this blog are intended to be utilized as a general resource for clinicians and suppliers to then use clinical reasoning skills to determine optimal seating and mobility solutions for individual clients.  Steve and Angie are unable to answer questions from members of the general public including caregivers and end users.  Members of the general public should direct specific questions to their own clinicians, medical, suppliers, or other health care professionals.

 

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9/27/2017 | Gloria Durst
I agree that a physical therapist could tell you about a wheelchair transportation service. It wo...

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Thanks Tamara! Yes - I agree wholeheartedly regarding “Posture 24/7”... We had been heavily i...

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