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Scar Tissue

ATP Series

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

ATP Series

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

ATP Series

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

ATP Series

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

ATP Series

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

ATP Series

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.

Cognitive Dysfunction

ATP Series

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.

Seating Technology

ATP Series

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.

Seat Elevation

Funding Series

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

Reimbursement Series

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

ATP Series

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.

NMEDA Education & Outreach Efforts

Technology Series

NMEDA Revs Up Education & Outreach Efforts

Moisture Control

Pediatric Series

Moisture Control

Why Everyday Moisture Can Be So Detrimental to Your Littlest Clients

How and why excessive and trapped moisture can be a danger to your seating and mobility clients.

CRT on the go

Technology Series

CRT On the Go!

These Multi-Tasking Seating & Mobility Products Make It Easier to Explore

Transportability is a major priority for these complex rehab and accessibility products that are ready to hit the road or take to the skies.

Center of Gravity

Getting Lost in Gravity

The Science Behind Center of Gravity & Tips on Getting the Right Adjustment

Tilt & Recline

ATP Series

Justify It! Tilt & Recline

Having Both Functions on the Same Wheelchair Can Yield Clinical Benefits -- But Opposition from Payors

Clients can benefit when these positioning systems are used together on the same chair. But payors are not always eager to fund them. Here's how to change their minds.

Width + Depth + Height

Width + Depth + Height

Finding a Formula That Works for Clients, Payors and the Seating Team

Dynamic Seating for Children

Pediatric Series

As My Spirit Moves Me!

Dynamic Seating Meets Children Where They Are...Then Goes with Them

Power & Manual Chairs Sizes

ATP Series

Staying Svelte

Size matters when power & manual chairs need to fit into the real world

Podcast with Tim Casey on Compliance

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