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Guide to R-Net Bluetooth

Guide to R-Net Bluetooth

Smart technology has revolutionized the way people interact with their environment and complete everyday tasks. Bluetooth® plays a key role in opening up the world of smart technology for individuals who utilize Quickie power wheelchairs. This simple-to-follow guide provides instructions for enabling the Bluetooth feature on Quickie power wheelchairs that are equipped with the appropriate options and pairing a wheelchair with various pieces of smart technology.

Posted on 9/12/2019


Seating Shapes

Seating Shapes

When recommending a seating system, one should consider the shape of the seating system and how the shape of the cushion or back will impact the individual's positioning. The spine and pelvis can be supported by more than five different shapes and, if not fitted correctly, will create postural instability. The pelvis and lower extremities can be supported by more than four different shapes that will affect stability. It is important to consider these shapes when accommodating or correcting orthopedic asymmetries. The seating shape may also determine the method of pressure distribution. Lastly, the shape may affect the overall comfort of the individual sitting in the seating system.

Posted on 7/26/2019


Pelvic & Spinal Postures

Pelvic & Spinal Postures

Clinical Assessment Goals:

  • Identify posture/orthopedic asymmetries at each body segment.
  • Is asymmetry reducible or non-reducible?
  • Measure angles in frontal, sagittal, and transverse plane.
  • Absolute angles measure angles between a line connecting 2 points of reference on the body and a neutral/plumb line.
  • Angles which have moved clockwise from neutral axis are (-).
  • Angles which have moved counter-clockwise from neutral axis are (+).

Posted on 5/16/2019


Seating & Wheelchair Angles

Seating & Wheelchair Angles

It is important for the clinician to properly assess and document angular body measures and angular support surface measures when evaluating a client for seating and wheeled mobility equipment. As referenced in Clinical Application Guide to Standardized Wheelchair Seating Measures of the Body and Seating Support Surfaces, Revised Edition (Waugh & Crane, 2013), angular measurements can be measured in relative and absolute angles. It is important to utilize the angular body measures when recommending support surface measures.

Posted on 2/15/2019


Wheelchair Assessment Measuring Guide

Wheelchair Assessment Measuring Guide

Taking proper and accurate measurements of the client is an essential part of the seating and wheeled mobility equipment provision process. According to research, there are 36 linear body measures. However, which of the linear body measurements that need to be taken on a specific client may vary and depends on the complexity of the needs of the individual.

Posted on 2/15/2019


Adult Complex Rehab Power Wheelchair Medicare Funding Guide

Adult Complex Rehab Power Wheelchair Medicare Funding Guide

This guide is intended to assist healthcare providers by providing an overview of coverage, coding and documentation as they relate to adult complex rehab power wheelchairs.

Posted on 2/15/2019


Clinical Benefits of Tilt

Clinical Benefits of Tilt

Manual wheelchairs with tilt provide a means for weight shifts and position changes, reduce the risk of pressure injury by redistributing pressure from the pelvis to the trunk, and provide a safe and easy way for assistants to provide weight shifts for occupants.

Posted on 2/15/2019


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