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Comparing & Contrasting 3 Back Frame Options for a Rigid Ultra Lightweight Wheelchair

Comparing & Contrasting 3 Back Frame Options for a Rigid Ultra Lightweight Wheelchair

The two primary types or styles of ultra lightweight wheelchair frames are folding (x-frame folding cross brace) and rigid (box or open frame). Within the two overarching groups of ultra lightweight wheelchairs, there are a number of options available in each to lead toward the selection of the most appropriate wheelchair for a user. As a part of the complex rehabilitation technology (CRT) interdisciplinary team, it is important that you have an understanding of how these options could potentially impact a user's ability to propel his/her wheelchair in the most efficient and healthy way possible.

3/29/2019

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Adjustability in Power Rehab Seating in the Clinic

Adjustability in Power Rehab Seating in the Clinic

As a member of a seating and mobility team in Long Island, New York, one of the more frustrating occurrences was delivering a wheelchair to a person who waited through the incredibly long justification, approval, and ordering process only to find out that the person had physically changed and the frame of the power wheelchair needed to go back to the dealer to be adjusted. We know that for many of our clients who have waited a very long time, the thought of having to send the wheelchair back to the dealer when delivery is so close is very upsetting for them.

2/27/2019

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Designing Standard Seating for a Client's Specific Needs

Designing Standard Seating for a Client's Specific Needs

We all agree that the cushion and backrest are a crucial part of an end-user's mobility equipment. The cushion and backrest come into direct contact with the user's skin, it is the interface between the person and the mobility base and therefore its selection cannot be taken lightly.

1/29/2019

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Knowledge Is Power: Tips for Learning in the CRT Industry

Knowledge Is Power: Tips for Learning in the CRT Industry

Whether you are just peeking behind the curtain into the world of complex rehabilitation technology (CRT), preparing to sit for the Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) exam, or you are a full-blown wheelchair nerd with years of experience, it is essential to have resources available to help improve your knowledge so you can help provide better outcomes for your clients.

12/28/2018

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Taking Control: Ideas for Increasing Success with a Standard Joystick

Taking Control: Ideas for Increasing Success with a Standard Joystick

One of the areas that has evolved greatly over the years has been the way in which a user accesses the drive control of the power wheelchair. The creation of alternative drive controls such as head arrays, switches, mini-proportional joysticks, etc. have all opened up the world of independence through power mobility to individuals who are not able to use a standard joystick. However, there are some circumstances in which utilizing a standard joystick is preferred for a variety of reasons.

11/30/2018

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