Width + Depth + Height

Width + Depth + Height

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

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.

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

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Staying Svelte

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

Comfortable Seating System

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"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

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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.

Assessing Arthrogryposis

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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.

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.

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

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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

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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?

Taking the SMS Exam

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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?

Client Measurements

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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?

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?

How Small Providers Can Rise Above Their Competitors