According to Merriam-Webster's online thesaurus, synonyms for the word "standard" include: average, run-of-the-mill, and standard-issue. When it comes to selecting a wheelchair for a client or loved-one, I would not consider any of those words as accurate descriptors for what I envision as the best piece of equipment to meet an end user's individual needs. However, depending on the situation a less complex and customizable seating system and wheelchair may be the most appropriate option.
Posted to on 5/27/2015 12:00:00 AM | 0 comments
On a lovely spring day in 1989 I boarded a bus with my 5th grade class for a field trip to Washington, DC. I grew up about 3½ hours south of DC, so a field trip to our Nation's Capital was a rite of passage. [...] Fast-forward nearly 26 years from that spring day, there I was inside the US Senate and House of Representatives buildings lobbying congressional staff members to gain support for legislation that is vital to the lives of my friends, colleagues, and former clients who need access to complex rehabilitation technology. So what made me transition from that wide-eyed 5th grader with killer '80s bangs standing on the outside looking in, to a passionate professional armed with knowledge ready to make a difference in our nation's government? To put it simply, a lot.
Posted to on 5/14/2015 12:00:00 AM | 0 comments