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Clinical and Technical Application of Tilt and Recline in Wheelchair Prescription

Wheelchairs and seating options have evolved over the past 25 years, providing the clinician and rehab supplier numerous equipment choices which can at times be daunting both in choice of options and justification for funding approval.  The differences in tilt-in-space versus recline systems, as well as technical aspects in frame design and clinical application for […]

Part 2: Cerebral Palsy Webinar Series | Standing & Walking | Available On Demand

Cerebral Palsy is the most common motor disability in childhood. Population-based studies from around the world report prevalence estimates range from 1.5 to more than 4 per 1,000 live births. Convaid and R82 products are often prescribed for children living with Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy Webinar Part 2, Standing & Walking, was held on October […]

Seating & Mobility Considerations with Sensory Processing Disorders

In preschool, children learn about the five senses- vision, hearing, smell, touch, and taste.  But there are actually two more senses.  Proprioception helps one know where the body is in space. MedicineNet.com states, “proprioception is the ability to sense stimuli arising within the body regarding position, motion, and equilibrium.”  Vestibular provides information of head placement […]

Spinal Muscular Atrophy and the Trekker

Spinal Muscular Atrophy is an autosomal recessive disease caused by a defect in the SMN1 gene.  This gene codes the SMN protein which is essential for motor neuron survival.  The lack of the SMN protein results in functional loss of motor neurons in the anterior horn of the spinal cord.  Located on human chromosome 5 […]

Part 1: Cerebral Palsy Webinar Series | Seating & Mobility | Available On Demand

This webinar focuses on defining cerebral palsy, causes, risks factors, classification and description of the different types, as well as specific seating & mobility issues.  Classification is based on type, bodily involvement and severity.  The Gross Motor Functional Classification Scale is discussed as a reference for Cerebral Palsy severity and equipment options. Specific clinical manifestations […]

Convaid Continues 14-year Tradition of Support of International Rett Syndrome Foundation and Southern California Strollathon

Torrance, CA (October 21, 2016) –   Rett syndrome is a rare, but severe brain disorder that affects primarily girls, such as Sherri Brady’s daughter, Lauren, who is a long-time user of the Convaid Rodeo, a tilt-in-space wheelchair. Sherri Brady is her daughter’s biggest advocate and organizes the annual SoCal Strollathon to be held this Saturday, […]

Convaid and R82 Participate at the Faces Behind the Miracles Breakfast by United Cerebral Palsy of Central Florida

Torrance, CA (October 19, 2016) –   For the past seven years, Dr. Donald Diebel and his wife Cindy have hosted The Faces Behind the Miracles fundraising breakfast to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Central Florida in support of seven campuses across three Florida counties.  This year, Convaid and R82 have also come on board with […]

The Prescriptive Thought Process

By K. Missy Ball, MT, PT, ATP, Pediatric NDT | “The unprescribed wheelchair is potentially as harmful and as hazardous as the self-prescribed drug.  It can cause trauma, deformities, disabilities, and other complications that may be irreversible,” asserts the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare. How true a statement, as any experienced clinician […]

Posture vs. Position

By K. Missy Ball, MT, PT, ATP, Pediatric NDT | Posture and position are two distinctly different terms, used interchangeably by seating and mobility specialist.  Position describes the location of an object in space.  It is nonresponsive-passive.  Posture is dynamic, multifaceted in regard to what can influence it.  When someone talks about positioning a client, […]