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Addressing the Goals of Pelvic Stability When Reclining

Addressing the Goals of Pelvic Stability When Reclining

When an individual uses recline, the pelvis often moves out of position which can impact overall positioning and function. In this blog post we are going to take a closer look at recline and review some solutions for addressing the potentially negative impacts of this power seat function (PSF).

11/30/2019

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Standardized Terms in Seating and Mobility

Standardized Terms in Seating and Mobility

Are we all speaking the same language in seating and mobility? Have you heard a wheelchair cushion being called a "pillow" by someone who does not work in this field? Do you call a "wheel lock" a "brake" on a wheelchair or an arm support an "armrest"? Is a pelvic positioning belt the same as a pelvic belt for transportation of occupied wheelchairs? (The answer to this last question is no!) The language of seating and mobility is evolving and, in fact, becoming standardized. Let's take a look at why standardization in terms is important and review a sampling of common terms.

9/30/2019

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Power Wheelchair Drive Controls, Part 3: Proportional

Power Wheelchair Drive Controls, Part 3: Proportional

In our previous two blog posts we reviewed the primary differences between proportional & non-proportional drive controls and took a deep dive into non-proportional drive controls. As we wrap up this series, our focus will be on the application of proportional drive controls and examples of several types available today.

8/31/2019

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Power Wheelchair Drive Controls, Part 2: Non-Proportional

Power Wheelchair Drive Controls, Part 2: Non-Proportional

Even though proportional drive controls are by far considered to be the most common type of drive controls used to drive power wheelchairs, I believe it is important that we look at non-proportional controls first. Why? Because non-proportional drive controls offer the most basic and simplistic option for activation in terms of motor function, cognition, and overall experience.

7/31/2019

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