From a Walker to a Power Wheelchair

When I was in third grade, my parents, my doctor, and I made the decision for me to get a manual wheelchair. Up until that point, I’d been walking full-time, using a walker and wearing full-length leg braces for support. I remember the process of learning to walk. I said: “push and walk, push andContinue reading “From a Walker to a Power Wheelchair”

Clinical Benefits of Device Double Commands

A power wheelchair and its electronics system provide a vast amount of configurability and options to deliver greater independence for power wheelchair users. These options can give clients the ability to utilize alternative drive control systems, improve efficiency of mobility, allow self-repositioning for health and function and provide access to other technology (such as computers,Continue reading “Clinical Benefits of Device Double Commands”

Survey Says: Part Two

In my previous blog, I discussed the benefits of power mobility, such as independent repositioning and the ability to customize a chair to meet a client’s specific needs. In part two, I discuss how power mobility provides a client with greater access and control. Access to More Environments As we all know life is notContinue reading “Survey Says: Part Two”

Survey Says: Part One

A few evenings ago, my family and I were sitting back and enjoying one of our favorite shows (at least a show that most of my family can agree upon), Family Feud. As I am sure most of you are aware, the host starts out each question with “We surveyed a hundred people…” I thoughtContinue reading “Survey Says: Part One”

Q-Logic 3e and Q-Logic 3 EX: Meeting Consumer Needs

As a clinician, I learned so much from my clients and their trials of a variety of equipment options. Trialing different options allow consumers to compare all features that can impact efficient and effective equipment use. This is essential to the client-centered approach and requires optimal time management skills with the length of stays becomingContinue reading “Q-Logic 3e and Q-Logic 3 EX: Meeting Consumer Needs”


Time is defined as, “the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues.”  There are many sayings that relate to time. “Time is money.” – Benjamin Franklin “Time waits for no one.” – Folklore “Lost time is never found again.” – Benjamin Franklin “Time is the most valuable thingContinue reading “Time”

Is Our New Normal Increasing Continuity Through the Multidisciplinary Mobility Evaluating Team?

With all the challenges that 2020 has brought to our doorstep, one that stands out to me specifically regarding the CRT industry is a change in the evaluation process.  With telehealth evolving in the CRT space, I’m sure many of you have found yourselves in a “non-traditional” mobility evaluation. While I see a rise inContinue reading “Is Our New Normal Increasing Continuity Through the Multidisciplinary Mobility Evaluating Team?”

Measure Twice, Cut Once

As a young boy, my father instilled in me a very simple concept that has been a saving grace too many times to list. This concept has many different applications, including CRT. The concept is to measure twice before creating/recommending a complete CRT mobility device to ensure accuracy and thorough thought.  In CRT, the multidisciplinaryContinue reading “Measure Twice, Cut Once”

Interventions and Solutions for Managing Posterior Pelvic Tilt

Managing and providing proper interventions/solutions for destructive postural tendencies can be an intimidating task. There often are many different asymmetries occurring all at once. We must often step back and focus at the various body segments one at the time. In order to do this, we must start our evaluation and assessment at the pelvis.Continue reading “Interventions and Solutions for Managing Posterior Pelvic Tilt”

Identification and Causes of Posterior Pelvic Tilt

Posterior Pelvic Tilt (PPT) is the most commonly seen detrimental posture not only in the users of mobility equipment, but people in general. When the human body is forced to hold itself up against gravity, it naturally seeks out the most stable, least fatiguing position. While sitting, the position of stability is often a posteriorContinue reading “Identification and Causes of Posterior Pelvic Tilt”