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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.

Posted on 3/29/2019 | 0 comments


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.

Posted on 2/27/2019 | 1 comments


Use of Power Seat Functions Among Full-Time Power Wheelchair Users

Use of Power Seat Functions Among Full-Time Power Wheelchair Users

Typically, for full-time power wheelchair users, we look to power seat functions to reduce skin risk, create rest, provide relief, and increase comfort. But how do we know what to recommend to our clients? The research tells us a few key facts.

Posted on 9/26/2018 | 0 comments


One Solution for Growth in a Wheelchair Cushion

One Solution for Growth in a Wheelchair Cushion

A little known secret about why pediatric therapists like working with children so much is because we get to continue to play on a daily basis and get paid for it. However, in an instant you can go from feeling like Peter Pan to realizing just how old you really are when a former client comes back into clinic to have his or her chair adjusted or replaced to meet growth needs.

Posted on 2/15/2018 | 0 comments


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