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Justifying a Power Assist Device

Part 4 in our series about Power Assist Devices. For more information about power assist devices, check out: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Anytime there is a need for complex rehab technology, it’s important to understand the criteria for reimbursement and how to justify it appropriately. This is important because once you’ve identified that a client…

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Different Client Populations & Power Assist Applications

Part 3 in our series about Power Assist Devices. See Part 1 and Part 2. Now that we have a better understanding of the potential applications of power assist outside of the traditional “shoulder pain” or “long distance” needs – we can move into specific population considerations. We discussed in week 1 of this blog…

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Could I benefit from a power assist device?

Part 2 in our series about Power Assist Devices. See Part 1 here. This week we are continuing our blog series on power assist devices. Last week we looked at contributing factors to upper extremity impairment in manual wheelchair users, and this week we will be focusing on how to determine if a power assist device…

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Upper Extremity Preservation: A Proactive Approach

Part 1 in our series about Power Assist Devices. We live in a busy world, and everyone is racing to get from one place to another. People who use manual wheelchairs push their wheelchairs 2000-3000 times per day on average in order to check off all the items on their to do lists. Propulsion isn’t…

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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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