Category: ROHO

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Methods of Pressure Redistribution: Immersion and Envelopment

We’ve talked about methods of pressure redistribution in the past. To quickly recap, pressure cannot be eliminated in seating, so instead we must focus on the redistribution of pressure. Taking the same amount of pressure and spreading it out over a greater surface area will do this, but even then, there are different methods in…

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Methods of Pressure Redistribution: Offloading/Partial Offloading

We’ve talked about methods of pressure redistribution in the past. Today we’re taking a closer look at offloading / partial offloading and the benefits and considerations associated with this style of pressure redistribution. Offloading / Partial Offloading The principle of taking pressure off of a small surface area and loading it onto a greater surface area…

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A Year in Review: Permobil Webinar Series 2020

It’s safe to say this last year has been out of the ordinary. This has created many new challenges, requiring us all to adopt new ways of working. To help support clinicians, ATPs, providers, and the people who use our products, Permobil Academy offered even more virtual education opportunities during the year than before. Listed…

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Cushion Considerations: Providing the Required Postural Support

This is the 3rd and final blog in our series on cushion considerations. Check out the 1st blog & 2nd blog, and our Wheelchair Seating and Positioning Guide for more information about wheelchair seating. As we determine the appropriate method of pressure redistribution and cushion material, we must be aware of and consider how to address any postural abnormalities…

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Cushion Considerations: Cushion Medium

This is the 2nd blog in our series on cushion considerations. Check out the 1st blog and our Wheelchair Seating and Positioning Guide for more information about wheelchair seating. It is important to understand the available mediums when choosing a cushion. No matter the geometry, the quality of the medium will affect the application of the cushion.…

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Cushion Considerations: Methods of Pressure Redistribution

This is the 1st blog in our series about cushion considerations. Check out the Wheelchair Seating and Positioning Guide for more information about wheelchair seating. Pressure cannot be eliminated in seating, so instead, we must focus on the redistribution of pressure. There are different theories used to achieve the distribution of pressure: immersion/envelopment and offloading/redirecting. Immersion Immersion…

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Maintaining Your Ride: Cushion Care & Maintenance

This is our first blog in the series Maintaining Your Ride. We maintain so many things within our lives. We take care of ourselves and our homes, and we regularly maintain our vehicles and bikes, so why would wheelchair and seating components be any different? Wheelchairs and seating components are high performance pieces of equipment…

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How Ignacio Uses a Standing Power Wheelchair to Prevent Pressure Injuries

Paralysis in general, and in my case paralysis caused by a traumatic spinal cord injury, is already a pretty catastrophic, debilitating, and life-changing condition that takes much away from us; from me, it took a bit TOO MUCH and today I’m fighting back for EVERYTHING! My name is Ignacio Montoya, a former pilot of the…

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Is your client’s skin protected outside of the wheelchair? Examining short-term seating surfaces and when to use them

In the world of seating and mobility, pressure injuries are a big deal. It is our job as clinicians and therapists to prevent peak pressure through the use of seating and positioning products, to minimize risk of pressure injuries. In today’s blog we’re taking a look at the mechanics of pressure injuries and will identify…

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