Education & Evidence
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The right chair can make all the difference — in your life, in your independence, and in your long-term health. See how we’re using the latest medical research to deliver information that moves everyone in our industry forward.
Shoulder Preservation Part 3: The Recommendations for Shoulder Preservation with Manual Wheelchair Propulsion
Did you know that the average number of pushes per day for a full-time manual wheelchair user is 2,000 to 3,000! Take a second and let this number sink in: 2,000 to 3,000 pushes every day. Now, go ahead and use that great technique we talked about last week and just take your arms and…
What happens when an individual propels a manual wheelchair? What muscles are being activated? Does it change across the lifespan? We will not cover this entire topic today but let’s begin with what is happening with the shoulder during manual wheelchair propulsion. The first question we have to ask is WHY? Why are we even…
Part 1: Starting with a Foundation As a therapist working with individuals with mobility impairments, did you ever think you would have to know so much about one joint? What joint am I talking about? The SHOULDER! I remember sitting in a classroom many years ago now, telling my classmate that I couldn’t wait to…
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