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Manual Wheelchair Propulsion

Manual Wheelchair Propulsion

10/02/2021

Before a wheelchair user starts using a manual wheelchair, these key points of rear wheel position should be considered. It is essential for wheelchairs to be set up correctly and for wheelchair users to learn proper propulsion techniques. This makes manual propulsion easy - and minimizes the risk of injury.

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Visualising the Ideal Wheelchair

Visualising the Ideal Wheelchair

10/02/2021

Have you ever heard the phrase, "a picture is worth a thousand words?" It is a rather common phrase in the United States that first emerged in the early part of the 20th century. In short, it means a picture can provide a description or tell a story just as well, if not better than, a lot of words.

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Clinical Benefits of Tilt

Clinical Benefits of Tilt

27/11/2020

When individuals are unable to weight shift independently, or change positions while seated upright, they are at high risk for pressure injuries. Sitting tolerance also is compromised due to the inability to redistribute pressure.

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Managing Microclimate

Managing Microclimate

25/06/2020

The term "microclimate" was coined in the 1950s to describe any climatic condition in a relatively small area. Historically, the term has been used in a geographical, meteorological, or topographical context, but as of late it has made its way into the complex rehab industry to describe the mini-atmosphere of increased skin temperature and level of moisture at the seating interface.

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