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Wheelchair Seating Considerations: Progressive Neurological Disorders

Part 1 in our series about Progressive Neurological Disorders.

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Why K0001/K0002 Chairs are NOT the Economical Choice in Long Term Care

In last week’s blog we acknowledged how exhausting working in LTC settings can be due to all the hats a LTC therapist must wear. We are expected to be...

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Wound Care: Controlling Microclimate

Controlling MICROCLIMATE is very important in the prevention and during the healing phase of a wound. Now that we understand how it is created, we can...

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Wound Care: Why Microclimate is so Dangerous

The last extrinsic factor that is CRUCIAL to understand in our fight against wound development in seating and positioning is MICROCLIMATE. (Read last...

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Wound Care: How To Fight Shear

I discussed the definition of SHEAR in last week’s blog.

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Wound Care: Understanding Shear

We are making progress in learning about the extrinsic factors that cause wound development. We tackled prolonged pressure but now we have to move onto a...

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Staging Wounds: Pressure Ulcer vs Pressure Injury

On April 13th 2016 the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) announced a change in terminology from pressure ulcer to pressure injury. This...

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Clinical Benefits of Comfort Company Wheelchair Back Supports on Power

When choosing equipment for the end user, we have to look at where they are today in their physical condition, and we have to consider the prognosis. This...

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5 Common Mistakes Made When Pressure Mapping Wheelchair Cushions

A pressure map is a tool often used in seating evaluations and/or fittings to assess the downward pressures of a seated surface. It is simply a pad with...

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4 Reasons to Pressure Map Wheelchair Cushions

As a therapist I am used to having tools to measure or evaluate my patients’ physical status and environmental conditions. These tools give me a baseline...

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