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Seating and Mobility Evaluation Form

Seating and Mobility Evaluation Form

In order to recommend the most appropriate seating and wheeled mobility equipment for a client, it is essential that a thorough evaluation takes place. The Education in Motion Seating & Mobility Evaluation form is intended to serve as an example and guide as to what to include when evaluating a client for seating and wheeled mobility equipment.

8/12/2020

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Power Wheelchair Drive Wheel Position

Power Wheelchair Drive Wheel Position

One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a power wheelchair is the drive wheel position. This decision will impact the chair's performance over obstacles, on hills, at higher speeds, and on uneven terrain. It will also affect access into smaller spaces.

7/24/2020

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Managing Microclimate

Managing Microclimate

Because of their limited mobility and sensation, wheelchair users are at risk for tissue injuries. We've known for decades that pressure and shear are clear culprits in these injuries, but continued research is determining that higher skin surface temperature and moisture are also contributing factors and management of this climate is also critical in healthy skin promotion.

4/29/2020

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Cushion Design Principles

Cushion Design Principles

Wheelchair cushions are designed to address specific seating goals. Each design principle has specific clinical benefits and considerations. Therefore, understanding the design of a wheelchair cushion is critical in achieving the desired benefits to the wheelchair user. This article explains the various design principles that are used in wheelchair cushions and the clinical application that should be considered when choosing a cushion.

4/16/2020

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Material Selection in Cushions

Material Selection in Cushions

Although cushions may look similar in design on the outside, the materials used on the inside can have a significant impact on their performance. Understanding how materials perform will improve the clinician's ability to select a cushion based on their client's goals. This article describes materials, their benefits, and the clinical considerations when selecting the most appropriate wheelchair cushion.

4/13/2020

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