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 10:49:41 AM | 0 comments
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 8:19:31 AM | 0 comments
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
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 9:40:25 AM | 0 comments
Jenny was born and raised right outside of Denver, Colorado. While sick with what seemed to be her first bout with a flu bug when she was just 9-months-old, Jenny’s parents noted a sudden and drastic change in her motor skills. She was eventually diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis, an inflammation of the spinal cord which sometimes results in injury across the spinal cord. Jenny’s spinal cord was impacted at the C4/C5 level. At a very young age Jenny’s parents encouraged her to not let her injury get in the way of her desires. In fact, when Jenny was 2 years old she became the youngest person in the state of Colorado to be approved by her funding source for a power wheelchair.
Posted to on 8/2/2016 10:00:00 AM | 0 comments
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.