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An Introduction to Pressure Mapping

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Pressure mapping technology has been available for a few decades, but as pressure mapping systems have become more user-friendly and cost-effective, it is easier than ever to incorporate pressure...

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Tips for Introducing Powered Mobility to Children

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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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The Benefits of a Retractable Docking Pin

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If you use a power wheelchair that travels in a vehicle with a docking system, a retractable docking pin might be just what you need. Most power wheelchairs are able to be fitted with a plate or pin...

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Crystal Ball Wanted…Prescribing Wheelchairs for People with Progressive Conditions

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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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Choosing the right power wheelchair legrest

By GTK

Once you’ve worked out the best power wheelchair to suit the user’s needs, it’s time to select what type of legrests, or hangers, that the wheelchair will come with. It sounds like it should be an...

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Why are MAT Assessments so important when assessing for seating and mobility?

By GTK

A MAT assessment, or MAT evaluation, is commonly used by seating clinicians as part of the seating and mobility assessment process. But for some clinicians, it can be tempting to skip the MAT...

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A Decision Tree for Prescribing Power Assist Devices

By GTK

Our last of the excellent Decision Trees developed by David Quach (Occupational Therapist, Aspire Rehab) is about scripting power assist devices. This Decision Tree helps determine what type of power...

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A Decision Tree for Manual Wheelchair Prescription

By GTK

Following on from the Decision Tree for Power Wheelchairs from our last blog post, in this post we have a Decision Tree for manual wheelchair prescription. The Decision trees were developed by David...

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A Decision Tree for Power Wheelchair Prescription

By GTK

Sometimes the process of working out what type of power wheelchair is needed and what features should be considered can be daunting for therapists new to prescribing assistive technology. David Quach...

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The position of a pelvic belt – the secret is in your hands

By GTK

We all know that in seating, pelvic positioning is the key to postural alignment. It dictates the position of the trunk and head and as a result, how we use our extremities to function. Whilst we...

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