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Escaping the Footpath: When to consider an off-road power wheelchair

By Ashleigh Haskins

Power wheelchairs have come a long way in regards to how they handle varying terrain. Modern power wheelchairs can negotiate tight indoor spaces then head outside and traverse uneven ground...

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Beyond the scale: The Hidden Factors Behind How Heavy a Manual Wheelchair Feels

By Ashleigh Haskins

When considering the weight of a manual wheelchair, we often think of the number on the scale first. Lighter wheelchairs should be easier to propel and handle, right? However, several other crucial...

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Exploring Front End Angle and Frame Depth in Custom Manual Wheelchair Scripting

By Ashleigh Haskins

When scripting a custom manual wheelchair, there are several parts of the frame that can be customised to the individual. Among the considerations in customising these wheelchairs are the front end...

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Crystal Ball Wanted…Prescribing Wheelchairs for People with Progressive Conditions

By Ashleigh Haskins

One of the hardest parts of wheelchair prescription is working out what a person needs in the wheelchair for the years to come. For most people, we need the wheelchair to last approximately five...

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Exploring the Programmable Parameters of Power Wheelchairs

By Ashleigh Haskins

Programming your power wheelchair for optimal driving can make all the difference in improving independence and safety. From speed and manoeuvrability, power wheelchairs can be programmed to suit a...

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Exploring the Best Fit: Rear, Mid or Front Wheel Drive Power Wheelchairs

By Ashleigh Haskins

One of the most significant considerations when selecting the right power wheelchair is the drive wheel position. The drive wheel, which is the larger wheel when viewing the wheelchair, holds...

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Standing Tall: Examining the Evidence for Standing Power Wheelchairs

By Ashleigh Haskins

Many of us have come across news articles and research discussing the detrimental effects of prolonged sitting on our health. The risks associated with extended sedentary behaviour are widely...

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What are we actually sitting on?

By Ashleigh Haskins

As wheelchair and seating clinicians, we're no strangers to the risks of pressure injuries that can arise when soft tissue remains compressed against a surface for too long. We invest significant...

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Oh what’s in a frame? Comparing aluminium, titanium, carbon fibre and magnesium

By Ashleigh Haskins

When it comes to wheelchair frames, selecting the right material is crucial for ensuring durability, strength, and overall performance. Today, we delve into the fascinating world of wheelchair frame...

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Tips for Introducing Powered Mobility to Children

By Ashleigh Haskins

Introducing powered mobility to children can be quite daunting and is usually a nervous time for both clinicians and families. Clinicians want any introduction to be successful to maximise a child’s...

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