What are the similarities and differences between assessing an individual for a power mobility device versus a manual wheelchair? What is important to consider for a power wheelchair versus a manual wheelchair? Does it matter if an individual cannot drive effectively the first time they use a power wheelchair? These questions, and more, will be answered this month in Clinical Corner.
Posted on 2019-05-29
In 2015, I wrote a 3-part Clinical Corner series on seating and mobility considerations for individuals who are bariatric. Here are links to the articles:
This month, let’s revisit this general topic with a focus on considerations for power wheelchairs for these individuals.
Posted on 2017-09-25
If you have been following my blog, you will know that I previously have written a series of articles on de-mystifying power wheelchairs. I wrote about batteries and motors, the controller, and selecting electronics. These articles are available on my blog and can be found by using the Search feature in the upper right corner, or by looking through the “tags” section in the lower right corner of the blog if you would like to read more on these topics. This month, I would like to continue to focus on power mobility, by comparing mid-wheel, rear-wheel and front-wheel drive power wheelchairs, as it is important to understand how drive base affects the performance of a power chair.
Posted on 2013-08-13
Recently, my colleague, Ron Claughton, Account Manager with Sunrise Medical, and I presented on specialty controls at the Canadian Seating and Mobility Conference (CSMC) in Toronto. Not only did we discuss various specialty control options, but we also demonstrated the use of specialty controls both live and through videos. Therapists and vendors were given the opportunity to drive power wheelchairs using alternate input devices. Hands on is a great way to learn, but of course, not everyone is able to attend CSMC, so I thought I would share some information on specialty controls in this month’s blog article.
Posted on 2013-05-17
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