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Amputations Prosthetics

Positioning & Prosthetics

Balancing Loss & Gain

A Deeper Understanding of Amputations, Prosthetics and the Clinical Considerations of Wheelchair Fittings

Working with amputees requires knowledge not just of current mobility needs, but also how the loss of a limb will impact the client's positioning and mobility in the future.

Keeping Your Options Open

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Robs Clients of Their Strength, but Creative Thinking Can Make a Difference

The progression of spinal muscular atrophy patients can challenge an ATP's goal of optimizing function and independence.

Arm Positioning

ATP Series

A Call to Arms

Your Client Is Leaning to One Side with His Arm Hooked Around His Wheelchair’s Armrest. Where Do You Start?

Proper upper-extremity positioning is crucial to a client’s functional success. And it all starts with a comprehensive assessment.

OT/PT Special

Fostering Compliance in a World of Resistance

Why Clients Resist Doing What's Best for Their Health & Advice on Getting Them to Do the Right Thing

It’s human nature to at least occasionally resist doing even those things we know are good for us. Seating & mobility clients can have additional reasons not to fully comply with their clinicians' recommendations. Here are ways to understand their resistance and develop solutions.

ALS & Cognition

ALS & Cognition

Long Known to Affect Mobility, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Can Also Alter Emotions & Behavior

While amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is most commonly thought of as affecting mobility, new research shows it can also impact clients' cognitive functioning and emotions. Understanding the full range of effects can help providers and clinicians to work more successfully with this population.

Seat Slope

ATP Series

Seat Slope’s Sweet Spot

Optimal Front & Rear Seat-to-Floor Heights Can Accomplish Amazing Things. The Challenge: Finding Them

There is, of course, plenty of science in complex rehab technology. Some days, ATPs must feel as if the entire world is made up of nothing but numbers: seat depths, doorway widths, cushion heights, power chair lengths, payor allowables.

Seniors embracing change

Special Section: Senior Mobility

Embracing Change

Accepting Assistive Technology Can Be Tough for Seniors. Here’s How to Help

Special Section: Senior Mobility

Embracing the New: Strategies that Can Help

Round-the-Clock Solutions for Busy Kids

Pediatric Technology

Round-the-Clock Solutions for Busy Kids

Seating & Mobility Products & Accessories for Kids on the Go...and Their Families

Best Picks 2012

Best Picks 2012

ATPs & Clinicians Share Their Favorites

ATPs and clinicians share their favorite go-to seating, positioning and mobility products.



Standing

On Their Own Two Feet

Today’s Technology Offers Multiple Ways for Consumers to Benefit from Standing -- So, What Works Best?

The clinical, social and emotional benefi ts of standing are many, but which types of standing technology are best for diff erent applications?

Bariatric Business

Building a Bariatric Business

Why Complex Rehab Providers Can Be Well Suited to Serving Bariatric Clients... & How to Get Started

Serving bariatric seating & mobility clients requires a keen understanding of the various clinical and environmental challenges they face…as well as knowledge of the assistive technology that can make all the diff erence in their independence.

Competitive Bidding

Under Fire

Is Competitive Bidding Hurting Your Access to Home Medical Equipment Benefits?

shear

ATP Series

Shear

Physics, Risks, Assessment & Management of a Long-Time

While advances in technology give clinicians and providers new ways to reduce risk, shear remains a daily challenge — even for active wheelchair users. Here’s how to assess for shear and educate clients.

Rehab Consumerism

My Perspective

Rehab Consumerism: Closer than Ever to Equality for All

Consumers with disabilities are pursuing self advocacy toward their rehab technology needs like never before.

Traumatic Brain Injury & Seating

Seating & Positioning 2012 Handbook

Traumatic Brain Injury & Seating

The Challenges of Creating Mobility Solutions for Clients with Brain Injuries

Auto Access

Automotive Accessibility Special Section

2012: A Year of Milestones & Outreach

2012 will be a banner year for the adaptive automotive industry, highlighted by a new National Mobility Awareness Month campaign. Plus: Looking back at past accomplishments and forward to the industry’s future.

Automotive Accessibility Special Section

VMI Joins with PVA to Offer Operation Independence Program

Mobility In Balance

ATP Series

In Balance

When Seating & Mobility Components Are Considered

So often, wheelchair seat cushions and backs are assessed, chosen and fi tted as separate components. Are there benefi ts to considering seating and mobility components together, as part of the larger whole?

Braun Minivan

Automotive Accessibility Special Section

BraunAbility at 40: Keeping the Pioneer Spirit Alive

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