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The Wheelchair Handbook: A consumer’s guide to seating & mobility equipment

This is part of our series highlighting a consumer’s guide to seating and mobility equipment. Check out The Wheelchair Handbook for more information about the wheelchair service provision process. The Wheelchair Handbook: A consumer’s guide to seating and mobility equipment is intended to provide you, the consumer, with information about the wheelchair service provision process.…

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Contoured Cushion Components

When it comes to seating and positioning, it’s important to understand the different components of contoured cushions and the impact they have on end users. The five components are: Adductors: Tapered or Straight Medial Abductor Posterior Pelvic Well Anti-Thrust Wedge Straight Adductors Can be rear, front, or entire length of cushion Act as a boundary to…

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Problems with sliding out of the wheelchair

There are a few misconceptions that seem to persist in the world of wheelchair seating and positioning. Last week we looked at the wedge misconception, and we’re now taking a look why a patient could be sliding out of the wheelchair and some possible solutions. What should I do when my patient keeps sliding out of…

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The wedge misconception

There are a few misconceptions that seem to persist in the world of wheelchair seating and positioning. We’ve talked in the past about the elevating legrest misconception. Today we are taking a closer look at the misconceptions having to do with a wedge style cushion. Will a wedge cushion keep my client from sliding out of…

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Taking a Closer Look at Wheelchair Accessories

Too often in the world of seating and positioning, accessories are used as “band-aids” for a less than optimal wheelchair seating system. Accessories may not be needed if you take your time in selecting the right model and size wheelchair and then select an appropriate cushion and back support. When used the proper way, they…

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Choosing a Back Support: Adjustability

Looking for more information on seating and positioning? Check out our digital, rehab-focused Wheelchair Seating & Positioning Guide here. There are three areas to consider when choosing a back support: shape of the shell, medium, and adjustability. We’ve gone over the shape of the shell and medium, and now we turn our attention to adjustability. Why is adjustability…

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Choosing a Back Support: Medium

Looking for more information on seating and positioning? Check out our digital, rehab-focused Wheelchair Seating & Positioning Guide here. There are three areas to consider when choosing a back support: shape of the shell, medium, and adjustability. Today we are looking at different back support mediums and the benefits and considerations of each. Understand the available mediums…

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Are all foam wheelchair cushions the same?

Looking for more information on seating and positioning? Check out our digital page all about what to look for in seating and positioning products here. This is part 6 of our series on seating and positioning. See part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 and part 5. In my many years as an occupational therapist, I have to…

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RN Huddle Podcast: Wheelchair Wounds, Part 2

In June, Ana Endsjo, Stacey Mullis, and Kara Kopplin were guests on the podcast RN Huddle. This 2-part series was a continuation of RN Huddle’s partnership with the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) and focused on wheelchair wounds. In part 1, they discuss their seating and wound expertise and how to help prevent pressure…

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