Category: Pressure Injury

Avoiding Pressure Injuries

The causes of pressure injuries can often be complex, but it is necessary for full-time wheelchair users to be evaluated by a clinical team to determine if individually configured seating supports are needed. Learn more about seating solutions — specifically primary and secondary supports — that help meet the goal of providing the most optimal seating and mobility environment for users.

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Seating Solutions for Medically Complex Patients

Meeting the seating and positioning needs of medically complex patients. A feature for the March 2019 issue of Rehab Management by Mei Knothe, MS, OTR, ATP, and Eileen Yorke, OT, ATP, SMS.

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Wheelchair Assessment: Bringing Technologies and Users Together

A multidisciplinary team provides input to four focus areas so patients get the right equipment for their medical and functional needs. A feature for the March 2019 issue of Rehab Management by Jillian Cacopardo, MPT, ATP/SMS.

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Under Pressure: Skin Breakdown Risk Assessment

Therapists and wheelchair users apply actionable data from pressure mapping technologies to identify problem areas and form strategies for healthy sitting. A feature for the January/February 2019 issue of Rehab Management by Erin Michael, PT, DPT, ATP/SMS, and Colleen Gillette Smith, PT, DPT, ATP.

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Family-Focused Pediatric Rehab

Taking a whole-picture view of the child and family moves mobility solutions toward success at home and in the community. A feature for the November/December 2018 issue of Rehab Management by Elizabeth Farrell, PT, DPT, PCS, ATP/SMS, and Kaitlin MacDonald, MOT, OTR/L.

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