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Seating and Positioning, Wheelchair Mobility Ask the Experts

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When Should a Child Move From Riding in a Car Seat to Riding in Their Mobility Base?

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

August 31, 2015

When should a child move from riding in a car seat to riding in their mobility base?   Read More

 


What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of a Power Seat Lift?

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

August 18, 2015

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a power seat lift?   Read More


What Are the Different Drive Wheel Configurations in a Power Wheelchair?

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

August 11, 2015

What are the different drive wheel configurations in a power wheelchair?   Read More


What Are the Benefits of a Tilt in Space Wheelchair?

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

July 15, 2015

What are the benefits of a tilt in space wheelchair?   Read More


What is a Gait Trainer?

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

July 6, 2015

What is a gait trainer?   Read More


What is Augmented Mobility?

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

June 30, 2015

What is aumented mobility?   Read More


When Would You Determine Funding for Wheelchair Assessments?

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

March 10, 2015

At what point would you determine funding when starting a wheelchair assessment?   Read More


Recommendations for Power Wheelchair Training with Pediatric Client with Inconsistent Problem-Solving?

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

February 18, 2015

I have a student who is seven years old. We trialed the power wheelchair with the joystick. She was able to understand cause-and-effect, stop and go, and directional concepts. Following directions...   Read More

 


Do You Use a Cognitive and/or Vision Screen Prior to Trying Power Wheelchairs?

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

February 12, 2015

Do you use a cognitive and/or vision screen prior to trying power wheelchairs?   Read More

    


Do You Prefer a Center Mount Over a Side Mount?

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

January 27, 2015

Do you prefer center mount over side mount?   Read More

 


Efficient Measurements during Seating Evaluations

Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS

October 6, 2014

There are a lot of measurements to take during the seating evaluation. Do you have suggestions or strategies to make it more efficient?   Read More

   


Understanding 'Horizontal Stiffness' for Proper Cushion Selection

Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS

August 11, 2014

What does the term ‘horizontal stiffness’ refer to when selecting a cushion for a client’s wheelchair? Why is it important to consider?   Read More

   


Factors that Contribute to Skin Breakdown

Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS

July 28, 2014

What factors contribute to skin breakdown in clients with limited mobility?   Read More

     


Custom Seating Options on a Limited Budget

Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS

July 7, 2014

Are there less costly alternatives to a custom seating system when faced with a very limited budget?   Read More

   


Minimizing transfers during a seating evaluation

Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS

June 9, 2014

When completing a seating evaluation with a client who requires maximum assistance or has poor endurance, what are some strategies for minimizing the number of transfers the client has to perform?   Read More

    


Supervised Wheelchair Mobility in Pediatric Clients

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

February 19, 2014

How do payors view supervised wheelchair mobility in young clients? Will they pay for a power wheelchair?   Read More

     


Protocol When a Client or Family Member Wants a Restraint

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L

August 28, 2013

How would you approach a situation when an actual client is requesting something that may be considered a restraint? For example, someone, who has had a stroke, requests a full lap tray because they...   Read More

 


Headrest Recommendations

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

May 15, 2013

Do you ever recommend headrests for different settings or activities?   Read More

  


Accommodating for Pressure when Making Wheelchair Adjustments

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

May 1, 2013

When you lower wheelchair leg rests, do you need to be concerned with increased pressure on the lower extremities?   Read More

  


Follow-up Treatment Schedule for Pediatric Seating

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

October 9, 2012

How often do you follow-up with a pediatric client after a seating evaluation?   Read More

  


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