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Power Wheelchair Drive Wheel Position

Power Wheelchair Drive Wheel Position

07.05.2021

One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a power wheelchair is the drive wheel position. This decision will impact the chair's performance over obstacles, on hills, at higher speeds, and on uneven terrain. It will also affect access into smaller spaces.

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Pediatric Standers: At-Home Activities

Pediatric Standers: At-Home Activities

19.04.2021

Standing is hugely beneficial for the body: from increasing bone mineral density to improving breathing and digestion. From offering pressure relief to providing a change of position or a stretch, there are numerous reasons to stand. While we know the many benefits related to children consistently utilizing a standing frame as part of their daily routines, it's likely children simply do not know or care about these benefits, however important they may be!

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Paediatric Seating System Assessment

Paediatric Seating System Assessment

19.04.2021

Seating systems are a vital part of 24-hour postural management programs. They provide a stable and functional position for children to access their surroundings and engage with everyday tasks. However, seating systems are only beneficial if they fit correctly.

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Manual Wheelchair Propulsion

Manual Wheelchair Propulsion

23.03.2021

Before a wheelchair user starts using a manual wheelchair, these key points of rear wheel position should be considered. It is essential for wheelchairs to be set up correctly and for wheelchair users to learn proper propulsion techniques. This makes manual propulsion easy - and minimizes the risk of injury.

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Managing Microclimate

Managing Microclimate

25.06.2020

The term "microclimate" was coined in the 1950s to describe any climatic condition in a relatively small area. Historically, the term has been used in a geographical, meteorological, or topographical context, but as of late it has made its way into the complex rehab industry to describe the mini-atmosphere of increased skin temperature and level of moisture at the seating interface.

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