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A conversation with Andrea Dalzell: ultra lightweight wheelchairs

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. Last week we highlighted a conversation between Andrea Dalzell, a registered nurse working in New York City, and Grant Brogan, Inbound Marketing Specialist for Permobil Americas…

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A conversation with Andrea Dalzell: ultra lightweight wheelchairs

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. At Permobil, individuals and their incredible stories are at the heart of why we do what we do. Last year we had the amazing opportunity to…

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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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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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Are we reactive or proactive in our approach to Assistive Technology?

This is something that I recently thought about when teaching a course on power assist. This topic does not just relate to power assist, but to all Assistive Technology (AT). First, let’s define what I mean when I say proactive versus reactive. The dictionary defines proactive as “taking action by causing change and not only…

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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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