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Occupational therapy and physical therapy printable handout: Wheelchair types

Wheelchair Types

Published by <p>This resource provides an overview of the different types of wheelchairs. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Occupational therapy printable handout - Community re-integration in a wheelchair

Community Re-integration in a Wheelchair

Published by <p>This resource covers different strategies to maximize independence in the community for wheelchair users. It includes topics such as navigating community obstacles, equipment for community engagement, and independence in the grocery store. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Effect of Bathroom Aids and Age on Balance Control During Bathing Transfers (2017)

Published by <p>Fall risk during bathtub transfers has two major sources: People must negotiate (1) a high obstacle (the bathtub rim) while coping with (2) a potentially slippery surface. To counter the high falls risk during bathing transfers, grab bars and bathmats are commonly recommended. In the absence of grab bars, people may use the wall or […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Ergonomic Evaluation of Slide Boards Used by Home Care Aides to Assist Client Transfers (2018)

Published by <p>Usability: Aides reported that the Roll-Easy board was the most difficult to position. The aides reported that the Beasy board was the easiest, overall. Most of the aides preferred boards with sliding mechanisms, with the Beasy board being the most preferred. The most beneficial features described were ease of use, aide’s safety, smooth transfer, shape […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Physical and occupational therapy printable handout: Home modifications to optimize independence with wheelchairs at home

Wheelchairs at Home: Home Modifications to Optimize Independence

Published by <p>When someone becomes wheelchair-bound, there are many things to consider to ensure the person can remain independent in the home. This is a handout reviewing home modifications to consider for walker or wheelchair access. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Physical therapy printable resource: Wheelchair management and propulsion

Wheelchair Management and Propulsion

Published by <p>This resource provides patient training/education regarding the basics of wheelchair management. Includes locking and unlocking brakes, efficient propulsion techniques with hands and/or feet, postural exercises, and self repositioning techniques. May be utilized as a handout for single patient training/education intervention as well. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Physical therapy printable resource: Wheelchair fitting measurement form

Wheelchair Fitting Measurement Form

Published by <p>Listing measures for a wheelchair can be hard to document. This page provides a single place to document all of the appropriate measures for a wheelchair seating assessment. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Physical therapy printable resource: Wheelchair fitting considerations

Wheelchair Fitting Considerations

Published by <p>This document describes the fitting measures and helps you identify common problems with the fit of a wheelchair. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Occupational therapy printable handout: Wheelchair comfort- how to immerse and not compress

Wheelchair Comfort: Air-Filled Cushion Inflation

Published by <p>This resource visualizes how to properly create an air-filled cushion in order to optimize comfort for patients who spend most of their time in a wheelchair. Includes evidence base related to ulcer sores and step-by-step instructions on how to properly inflate cushions. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Occupational therapy printable handout: Sliding board transfers

Sliding Board Transfers

Published by <p>This resource includes considerations and procedures for proper setup and completion of sliding board transfers. Can be used during therapy and client/family/caregiver education to improve safety and carryover. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>