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Power Wheelchairs: Where is my drive wheel and why does it matter? Part 2

The drive wheel on a power wheelchair is the larger wheel if you are looking at your wheelchair or client’s wheelchair. The location of this drive wheel can have a large impact on how the power wheelchair drives and maneuvers in different environments. There are three main types of drive wheel configurations on power wheelchairs: front-wheel…

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Power Wheelchairs: Where is my drive wheel and why does it matter?

  The drive wheel on a power wheelchair is the larger wheel if you are looking at your wheelchair or client’s wheelchair. The location of this drive wheel can have a large impact on how the power wheelchair drives and maneuvers in different environments. There are three main types of drive wheel configurations on power…

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Come Roll with Me: Increasing Community Awareness of People with Disabilities

  One of the best ways to raise community awareness of any issue is to start early and teach the children. Cathy Carver, a PT and seating specialist at UAB in Birmingham, Alabama noticed that there seemed to be a lack of awareness and comfort level in her community related to people with disabilities. So she…

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The Case for 24/7 Posture Care

  The last part, Part 4, in our series 24 Hour Positioning: Why Wheelchair Seating Can Only Do So Much by guest author Tamara Kittelson-Aldred, MS, OTR/L, ATP/SMS. See Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. Given the time spent on creating and acquiring funding for custom seating systems there is large motivation for them to last as long as possible,…

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24 Hour Posture: The Link Between Sitting and Lying Postures

Part 3 in our series 24 Hour Positioning: Why Wheelchair Seating Can Only Do So Much by guest author Tamara Kittelson-Aldred, MS, OTR/L, ATP/SMS. See Part 1 and Part 2. In Part 1 we discussed three primary postural orientations and our American seating practitioner tendency to overlook posture in lying. The work of Fulford and Brown demonstrated in Part 2 that gravity, asymmetrical postures…

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Smart Evaluation App: FAQs

 Part 4 in our Smart Evaluation App blog series. See Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 The Smart Evaluation app is a one stop resource for the therapist or ATP when considering power assist for a client. Once you sign in, you will have 4 Sections to choose from: Section 1: Device Overview Section 2: Videos Section 3: Clinical Tools Section 4: FAQs…

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Smart Evaluation App: Clinical Tools

 Part 3 in our Smart Evaluation App blog series. See Part 1 and Part 2. The Smart Evaluation app is a one stop resource for the therapist or ATP when considering power assist for a client. Once you sign in, you will have 4 Sections to choose from: Section 1: Device Overview Section 2: Videos Section 3: Clinical Tools Section 4: FAQs Today we’re moving on…

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Smart Evaluation App: Device Overview and Videos

Part 2 in our Smart Evaluation App blog series. See Part 1 here. As we discussed last week, the Smart Evaluation app is a one stop resource for the therapist or ATP when considering power assist for a client. Once you sign in, you will have 5 Sections to choose from: Section 1:  Device Overview Section 2:  Videos Section 3:  Clinical…

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Promoting Improved Outcomes with the Smart Evaluation App

  Part 1 in our Smart Evaluation App blog series.  Evidence-based practice is now a buzz word in the medical community. As therapists we increasingly must show that our interventions have positive outcomes and we are being asked for evidence of these outcomes in our value-based care model. It’s no longer about the amount of services that…

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