Side Stepping and Suspended Walking Using a Gait Trainer Enhances Walking Ability

Side Stepping and Suspended Walking Using a Gait Trainer Enhances Walking Ability

2/02/2024

Willow is working hard on her hip muscle strength in therapy sessions, at home, and at school, but can find it challenging. In therapy sessions, she works with her physical therapist on activities such as side-stepping in the parallel bars but needs hands-on guidance to achieve the correct movement. Her physical therapist thought using the side-stepping feature of the Leckey MyWay+ would enable Willow to work on her muscle strength independently while being properly supported by the chest harness.

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Power Wheelchair Suspension

Power Wheelchair Suspension

9/11/2023

What comes to mind when you think about a power wheelchair's performance? Speed, electronics, turning radius, battery life, positioning components, and power seat functions may be considered, and all of those functions are great. However, the wheelchair may not perform as intended if the suspension is not considered

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Fold fast, go far: Carbon fibre folding powered wheelchairs

Fold fast, go far: Carbon fibre folding powered wheelchairs

15/09/2023

Propelling a manual wheelchair is tough. Whilst the configuration of a manual wheelchair makes a huge impact, many people benefit from additional powered options to go everywhere they want in a day. Add-on power is one option. But these aren’t right for some people who need a mobility boost. In these situations, a folding powered wheelchair can be a practical tool.

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Needs of bariatric people for mobilty

Needs of bariatric people for mobilty

25/08/2023

Bariatric clients are those with a high body weight, most of whom will also have a diagnosis of obesity. Since 1998, obesity has been recognised as a chronic disease. (1) This results when the body is consuming less energy than it is taking in, causing an imbalance that leads to an accumulation of excess adipose (fat) tissue. Body mass index (BMI) calculates the relationship between a person's height and weight. It is often used as a starting point to determine whether someone is obese, although it may not be fully accurate. (2)

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