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How to Select a Dependent Mobility Device: Identifying Needs

How to Select a Dependent Mobility Device: Identifying Needs

Determining a suitable mobility solution prior to seeing the patient in person for the first time can be relatively cut-and-dry. However, determining manual versus power isn't as straightforward when the individual presents with diagnoses in addition to their orthopedic impairments.

11/30/2021

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Powering Epic Outdoor Adventures for People with Disabilities

Powering Epic Outdoor Adventures for People with Disabilities

For decades, engaging in leisure and recreational activities has been linked to a myriad of physical and mental health benefits for people of all ages, no matter their abilities or disabilities in peer-reviewed journals, medical publications, and the World Health Organization. With that said, it's not surprising many individuals with physical disabilities list being able to participate in a specific recreational activity as one of their primary goals related to seeking a wheeled mobility device.

11/5/2021

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Creating a Postural Management Plan to Support a Neutral Pelvis

Creating a Postural Management Plan to Support a Neutral Pelvis

For many therapists, it is incredibly frustrating when, after providing a productive therapy session, we set up a child with non-typical development in "optimal" seated posture only to find shortly after that the child looks nothing like how they were first positioned. Eventually, the child's caregiver or teacher brings the child back to therapy and asks us, the therapists, to "fix" the seating system.

8/30/2021

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Rigid Frame Wheelchairs: Turning Energy into Motion

Rigid Frame Wheelchairs: Turning Energy into Motion

Rigid frame wheelchairs are ideal for transferring energy into motion. When prescribed appropriately, a rigid frame wheelchair helps to provide a more efficient mobility solution. This blog will review the definition of a rigid frame and discuss the factors in a rigid wheelchair that contribute to optimizing movement and performance for an end-user.

7/22/2021

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The Role of the Pelvis in a Postural Management Plan

The Role of the Pelvis in a Postural Management Plan

24-hour postural management is a planned program that considers all relevant positions a child uses throughout the day and intervenes to improve or maintain body shape while promoting the child's functional development. A postural management plan tries to incorporate a neutral body position into the three core postural orientations of lying, sitting, and standing. However, we know that the role of the pelvis is significant to creating these positions and deserves our full attention when we are attempting to incorporate positioning strategies into the child's activities, from bathing to floor play to upright movement.

6/29/2021

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