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SmartDrive MX2+ App Update: Improved PushTracker E2 Performance

As an occupational therapist who worked in seating clinics throughout my career, I always appreciated technologies that were innovative and improved by user feedback. Now, as the Director of Market Development for TiLite and SmartDrive, I get to help answer the challenge of integrating user feedback into product development and product updates. The PushTracker E2…

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Rolling Wisely: How To Mindfully Move With A Spinal Cord Injury

When describing how I manage and live with a spinal cord injury, I often use the term “mindful movement.” I have come to understand that I must be aware and precise with how I move and treat my body to prevent further injury that would most certainly compound the difficulty I already live with. These…

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Why is freedom of movement important in early childhood development?

Part 6 in our series about developmental milestones in early childhood focusing on mobility. See part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, and part 5. Proximal stability creates distal stability and mobility. The development of posture begins in utero. As the fetus moves against the uterine wall and encounters resistance and moves through amniotic fluid against…

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Early Milestones: Developing Proximal Stability

Part 4 in our series about developmental milestones in early childhood focusing on mobility. See part 1, part 2, and part 3. As you see in this photo the young infant is weight bearing through hands, knees and toes. This proximal stability is what allows him to hold his head against gravity. This is a critical part…

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Stop the Spread: The Guidelines & Products You Need to Know

This is the first of our series about dual protection in the pandemic: infection control and pressure injury prevention. Two major areas of concern surround the healthcare community during the COVID-19 pandemic: Infection control to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus; Pressure injury management from the support surfaces of the bed and wheelchair for…

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Benefits of Self-Initiated Mobility in Early Childhood

Part 2 in our series on early childhood developmental milestones related to mobility. See part 1 here. Several therapists present courses on the benefits of early self-initiated mobility. We are among them. In this blog series, we are going to begin examining how self-initiated independent movement happens and the developmental milestones that promote independent movement.…

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The Importance of Self-Initiated Mobility in Early Childhood

This is the first blog in our series on early childhood developmental milestones related to mobility. Young children are their own change agents. When they want something, they find a way to direct others to provide it for them. They may cry, smile, pout or grimace to cause a reaction to their action. This is…

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