Features


Comfortable Seating System

ATP Series

"We Don't Pay for Comfort"

Clients Want a "Comfortable" Seating System; Payors Fund What Is Medically Necessary. Can Both Sides Win?

Consumers want and need comfortable seating systems that will increase their sitting tolerance and address postural and pressure relief issues. Payors, however, insist on medical justification. How can “comfort” be quantified to everyone’s satisfaction?

The Ergonomics of Ultralights

Technology in the Spotlight

The Ergonomics of Ultralights

How to Make the Most of Every Ride -- for Life

A new generation of aftermarket seating, positioning and performance components raises new possibilities for ultralightweight efficiency, comfort and individuality for consumers who are more discriminating than ever before.

Seating As We Age

ATP Series

Seating As We Age

Why the Aging Process Can Make Evaluations & Technology Choices More Complex

Growing older gracefully is always a challenge -- but the stakes can be much higher for wheelchair users who are aging with a disability and experiencing changes in posture and function.

ATPs & Clinicians Best Picks

Best Picks 2014

Innovative Solutions as Selected by ATPs & Clinicians

ATPs and clinicians share their go-to technology for all sorts of seating, positioning and mobility challenges.

Assessing Arthrogryposis

Pediatrics Series

Assessing Arthrogryposis

Rare & Taking Many Forms, This Congenital Condition Can Challenge Seating & Mobility Teams

The impact of arthrogryposis on clients' mobility can range from relatively slight to profound -- and early intervention with the right technology can make all the difference.

Standing Frames & Wheelchairs

ATP Series

Justify It: Standing Frames & Wheelchairs

Research supports the many possible benefits of standing for wheelchair users. The next challenge: To get funding sources to buy in.

Ultralight Wheelchairs: Titanium vs. Aluminum

Ultralight Wheelchairs: Titanium vs. Aluminum

Are We Asking the Right Questions When Evaluating Ultralightweight Manual Chairs?

Frame weight is a popular talking point when it comes to ultralightweight wheelchair discussions...but should it be the priority in the decision-making process?

power demands on power wheelchairs

ATP Series

Leading a "Charged" Life

Today's Power Chairs Are Expected to Do It All — But How Will They Keep Up with Consumers' Powerful Demands?

The demands on power wheelchairs are greater than ever: They're expected to provide not only mobility, but also power to positioning systems, communications systems, respiratory equipment and consumer electronics. How are these demands impacting power chair designs... and what will come next?

Gravity & Seating

ATP Series

Gravity & Seating

Is It Friend or Foe? How the Forces of Gravity Can Impact Seating for Worse...& Better

The forces that can pull clients out of functional positions and exacerbate fatigue and discomfort can also be harnessed to create seating & positioning solutions. PLUS: What to check for at your next eval.

Independent Mobility for Young Children

Pediatrics Series

I Can Push Myself

We Cheer the Benefits of Independent Mobility for Young Children. But Does Dependent Mobility Get a Bad Rap?

The benefits of independent pediatric mobility are many, but what role can caregiver-propelled mobility play in the life of very young children? Is there room for both technologies to co-exist?



Client Measurements

ATP Series

For Good Measure

A Seating & Mobility Evaluation May Start with Taking Client Measurements -- But That's Only the Beginning

The right set of client measurements in the hands of the right seating & mobility experts can lead to a great outcome. What measurements are the most important to obtain? The most difficult to obtain? And why?

Taking the SMS Exam

ATP Series

Taking the SMS Exam

RESNA's Specialty Certification Recognizes the True Seating & Mobility Expert. Are You Up to the Challenge?

RESNA's Seating & Mobility Specialist (SMS) certification is designed to recognize those professionals truly focused on complex rehab technology solutions. Are you ready to take the plunge?

Automotive Access

Automotive Access Special

Making Inroads

Educating Both Consumers & Policy Makers Will Remain a Top Priority in 2014

Tilt

Seating & Positioning Series

Tilt by the Numbers

Combining Best Practices with Best Strategies to Create Real-Life Pressure Relief

Early-Intervention Power

Pediatrics Series

Early-Intervention Power: Who Can Participate?

Do Kids Need to Be Ready for Independent Mobility? Or Does Independent Mobility Make Them Ready?

Are there prerequisite skills for very young children who could be candidates for power mobility? Should there be?

Ultralightweight manual wheelchairs

Funding Series

Justify It! K0005 Manual Chairs

Ultralights Can Maximize Consumers' Independence, but First, ATPs and Clinicians Have to Make Their Case

Clinically, K0005 wheelchairs can offer clients a wealth of benefits, from improved propulsion efficiency to less wear on upper extremities over a lifetime of use. But how do you get payors to agree? Here's how to turn your observations, measurements and data into a claim that gets paid!

Separate Benefit Category Bills

Funding

2014 CRT Funding

While the Current Landscape Resembles Rocks & Hard Places, Separate Benefit Category Bills Bring Hope

As the year draws to a close, the CRT community anticipates a new face-to-face requirement for DME, waits for word on capped rentals, and pins its ultimate hopes on a separate benefit category for Medicare.

Selling Consumer Power

Retail Mobility

Should You Sell Consumer Power?

Funding Cuts, Audits & Competitive Bidding: Is This Still a Profitable Product Segment?

With all of Medicare's funding challenges, is consumer mobility -- particularly scooters and consumer power chairs -- still a viable profit center?

Power Chair Components

Tomorrow's Power Chairs

emPOWERed

Power Chair Components of Today and the Future Focus on One Thing: Making Every Day Better

As funding sources and consumers demand more from their complex rehab power chairs, the industry answers with new features, new adaptability and new possibilities.

Lower-Extremity Positioning

ATP Series

Getting Under Foot

How Lower-Extremity Positioning Can Impact More Than Just Legs & Feet

Identifying lower-extremity positioning challenges and solutions can give wheelchair users the best mobility experiences possible.

Podcast with Tim Casey on Compliance

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