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Clinical Applications and Justification for Lateral Trunk Supports

In this series, we’re taking a closer look at justification and clinical tips for a few seating and positioning accessories. As I mentioned last week, less is more when it comes to wheelchair positioning. The goal is to select the right model and size wheelchair and select the most appropriate seat cushion and back support…

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Clinical Applications and Justification for Lateral Upper Leg (Thigh) Supports

In this series, we’re taking a closer look at justification and clinical tips for a few seating and positioning accessories. Why are lateral upper leg supports used? As therapists, we often use the principle of “less is more” especially when it comes to seating. We will do our initial evaluation and determine the appropriate wheelchair…

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Justification for Head Supports

We’re going to take a break from our Wound Care Guide for a few weeks. In this new series of blog posts, we’re taking a closer look at justification and clinical tips for a few seating and positioning accessories. This week we’re focusing on head supports. A properly fitting head support is a crucial component of…

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Offloading vs Immersion: Wheelchair Cushions for Pressure Injuries

Part 4 in our Wound Care Guide series. See Part 1, 2 and 3 here. Check out our comprehensive, digital Wound Care Guide here. The rule of thumb to minimize peak pressures with the goal of reducing the risk of or healing an existing pressure injury is: remove pressure from a small surface area that cannot withstand…

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Pressure Injury Relief: Why every patient should be on a cushion

Part 3 in our Wound Care Guide series. See Part 1 and Part 2 here. Check out our comprehensive, digital Wound Care Guide here. Have you ever been to a ball game and had to sit on those hard bleachers for hours? They are so uncomfortable that stadiums actually sell thin foam cushions to help alleviate…

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What causes pressure injuries? How Pressure Enters the Body

Part 1 in our Wound Care Guide series. Check out our comprehensive, digital Wound Care Guide here. When we talk about wounds caused by pressure, we often only consider the pressure on our bottom. However, pressure can be created by any support surface that comes in contact with the body such as the: the cushion…

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Wheelchair Travel Checklist

Heading somewhere warmer for March Break? We’ve put together these helpful tips for you! Disclaimer: The following travel tips are for informational reference only. Permobil does not make any clinical, operational or warranty claims about any product, feature or service mentioned below. Traveling can be downright stressful, but with our Travel Checklist we hope to…

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