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Wheelchair Transfers

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The Art of the Transfer

Transferring in and out of wheelchairs onto different surfaces is an everyday task, but one vitally important to independence and health.

Automotive Accessibility

Automotive Accessibility Special

Steering Toward a Bright Future

The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) plans for its annual conference and unveils new Quality Assurance Program requirements. PLUS: Looking forward to National Mobility Awareness Month, and Accessibility News.

Dementia

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Dementia, Seating & Mobility

More Common than Traditionally Thought, Cognitive Impairment Can Challenge Clinicians, ATPs & Clients

Cognitive involvement is among the symptoms for many people who use wheelchairs, but the presentations can vary greatly.

Transverse Myelitis: A Unique Journey

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Transverse Myelitis: A Unique Journey

While transverse myelitis can present with symptoms similar to those of spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis, its path and its prognosis are different.

Head and Neck Positioning

Stability at the Top

The Importance of Fine-Tuning Head and Neck Positioning

Why head and neck positioning are so important to the overall function and success of a seating system.

Tweens Seating & Mobility

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#TweensRule

The Challenges (& Fun) of Seating & Mobility for Tweens

They're not little kids any more! Tweenhood is a time for physical, social and emotional changes and growth -- along with challenges for everyone, including their seating & mobility professionals.

Understanding Scoliosis

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Understanding Scoliosis

This Common Condition Among Wheelchair Users Has an Uncommon Ability to Impact Fit & Function

It's a common condition that seating clinicians and ATPs can encounter multiple times a day. But the circumstances, combined with each client’s particular needs, makes working with scoliosis a major challenge.

Accessibility Products

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New Horizons

Accessibility Products Can Open Doors for CRT Clients & Offer Retail Revenue for Providers

Complex rehab technology providers are perfectly positioned to expand into the accessibility market. This pictorial has accessibility suggestions and business tips to make it happen.

Scar Tissue

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Dealing with Scar Tissue Is a Lifelong Challenge for Seating Professionals

How scar tissue forms, why it is different than healthy tissue, and the impact it has on wheelchair seating decisions.

Weight Extremes

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Going to [Weight] Extremes

Are Wheelchair Users Who Are Over or Under Their Ideal Weights at Greater Pressure Ulcer Risk?

Clients who are significantly under or over their "ideal body weights" can present special challenges for seating & wheeled mobility clinicians and ATPs trying to prevent pressure-induced problems.



Clinicians & ATPs 2015 Best Picks

Clinicians & ATPs 2015 Best Picks

ATPs & Clinicians Highlight Their Seating & Wheeled Mobility Favorites

ATPs and seating & wheeled mobility clinicians highlight and explain their technology choices. PLUS: On the Best Picks program's fifth anniversary, a look back at past winners.

Bariatrics

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Bariatrics in Plain Sight

Seating & Mobility with Higher Weight Capacities, Plus Special Considerations for These Clients

Bariatric clients need seating & wheeled mobility options with higher weight capacities -- but those clients also present a range of unique clinical needs and challenges that impact equipment choices.

Alternative Driving Controls

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Justify It: Alternative Driving Controls

Having Driving Options Puts Power Chair Operation Within Reach for More Clients

Alternative access puts power wheelchair operation within reach of more mobility clients than ever before. But that's just one half of the equation. How can ATPs and clinicians document the need for alternative drive controls so funding sources will pay?

Shoulder Health

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Shouldering an Enormous Load

Preserving the Shoulder Health of Wheelchair Self-Propellers

How the setup of an ultralightweight wheelchair can have an intense impact on the long-term health of its users' shoulders -- and how consumers themselves can work to reduce shoulder injury risk.

Positioning & Palliative Care

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Positioning & Palliative Care

How Do Seating & Mobility Priorities Change for These Clients?

Maximizing a wheelchair client's independence and quality of life is always a goal of the ATP or seating & wheeled mobility clinician. But when a client is under palliative and/or hospice care, other factors also need to be considered.

Seating Technology

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Out-of-the-Box Seating, Ouside-the-Box Results

How a New Generation of Seating Technology Can Achieve a Custom Fit Without a Custom Build

Complex rehab consumers need seating systems that have been custom fit to their unique specifications. But is a built-from-scratch system always required? How manufacturers are using a greater range of materials, evolving design capabilities and improved product versatility to offer individualized results.

Cognitive Dysfunction

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The Cognitive Conundrum

ALS, MS, SCI & Other Mobility-Related Conditions Often Result in Cognitive Dysfunction

ALS, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and brain injury can cause cognitive impairments that impact seating & wheeled mobility choices for clinicians, ATPs and consumers.

Seat Elevation

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Justify It: Seat Elevation

Despite a Myriad of Benefits, This Positioning Option Remains a Tough Sell to Funding Sources.

Seat elevation can make the world a more accessible place for wheelchair users, and can facilitate the safe performance of a number of mobility-related activities of daily living. Why then are funding sources lagging in recognizing the many benefits of this positioning opportunity?

Access to Complex Rehabilitation Technology

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Access to Complex Rehabilitation Technology

Can We Still Improve People's Lives?

Rita Stanley examines how two decades of Medicare policy changes -- many of them subtle -- have altered the access landscape for today’s beneficiaries.

Vision & Mobility

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Vision & Mobility

The Impact That Eyesight Can Have on Successful Mobility

What does a client’s eyesight have to do with seating & mobility success? As it turns out — a lot! Many mobility-related injuries and conditions can also impact vision. Here's how vision can be affected, and how the seating & mobility team can answer those challenges.

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