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Explaining Power Seat Functions: Power Standing

Our last two blogs in the power wheelchair series have been about power seat functions. We know that power seat functions are the different positions a power wheelchair can achieve, and today we’re taking a closer look at power standing.   Power Standing Wheelchair There are manufacturers who have recognized the important health risks to…

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Explaining Power Seat Functions: Power Tilt & Power Recline

As we continue working our way through power wheelchair topics, our focus turns to the different power seat functions available on the market today. Simply put, power seat functions are the different positions a power wheelchair can achieve. These different positions can be important to perform functional tasks during the day (e.g., seat elevation for reaching…

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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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A Parent’s Perspective on the Explorer Mini: Promoting Exploration

Part 2 in our series about one family’s experience with the Explorer Mini. See part 1. Last week was the start of our series, focusing on the Explorer Mini with questions and answers from a parent/caregiver perspective. While last week’s blog was all about first impressions of the Explorer Mini, this week we turn our…

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Could your child benefit from the Explorer Mini? Part 1

Part 7 in our series about developmental milestones in early childhood focusing on mobility. See part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, and part 6. The Explorer Mini is designed to be used by a wide variety of young children with mobility impairments. Children with physical disabilities who have difficulty achieving independent motor control are often…

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Risk of Pressure Injuries is High for COVID-19 Populations

The second blog in our series about dual protection in the pandemic: infection control and pressure injury prevention. See part 1. With the increasing number and varying conditions facing individuals affected with the COVID-19 virus, we must do all we can to protect them against pressure injury development. The National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP),…

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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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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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Top 5 Reasons to use an Adjustable Wheelchair Back Support System

Too many of our geriatric residents present with some degree of abnormal curvature of the spine, which causes them to slide into undesirable postures in the wheelchair system. When we allow them to slide into abnormal postures, we place our residents at risk for pressure injuries and falls from the wheelchair. The commonly seen abnormal…

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