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.

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?

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?

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?

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.

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


Seating & Positioning Series

Tilt by the Numbers

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

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!

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?

Separate Benefit Category Bills


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?

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.

Power Chair Components

Tomorrow's Power Chairs


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.

Crumbling Walls: Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Pediatrics Series

Crumbling Walls

Understanding the Challenges of Mobilizing Clients with Osteogenesis Imperfecta

For clients with OI — aka, Brittle Bone disease — everyday actions as simple as transferring from one surface to another can be dangerous. And the challenges can carry over to the clinicians and providers working to assess and meet their mobility needs.

Best Picks 2013

Best Picks 2013

Clinicians & ATPs Name Their CRT Favorites

ATPs and clinicians reveal the innovative, creative, hard-working seating & mobility products they choose to help solve their toughest cases.

Ultralight Update: The Demise of K0009

Wheelchairs & Funding

Ultralight Update: The Demise of K0009

With the Manual Chair Miscellaneous Code Eliminated This Month, Industry Experts Worry About Access

From the elimination of the K0009 HCPCS code to ongoing funding challenges, the ultralightweight wheelchair niche is in evolution. What does that mean for consumers and the next generation of manual wheelchair technology?

Head Positioning

ATP Series

Using Your Head

Determining the Cause of Poor Head Positioning Is Difficult...& Critical to Overall Seating Success

Poor head positioning can cause problems with a wheelchair user's visual field, speech, eating and other critical functions. But the reasons for poor head positioning can be complex -- as are the potential solutions.

Heat and skin breakdown

ATP Series

Feeling the Heat

The same seating system that can help to maximize a user's functional mobility can also trap heat to create an environment that can put skin at risk and can reduce the time a consumer can spend in the chair. Who's at risk? What are the solutions?

Seating Benefits Podcast with Ride Designs