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Alternative Funding Options

It is important that as prescribers we understand the funding criteria and can articulate both the clinical justifications and how these can or cannot be met within the funding framework. Why do some applications fail to get approved and what are the options in these circumstances? Sometimes a person’s equipment needs may not fit within…

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Clinical Reasoning in Wheelchair and Seating Prescription

This week we are taking a quick look at clinical reasoning and how it applies to prescription of wheelchair and seating items. Clinical reasoning is a tricky concept to define. While universal to all health professions, the exact process appears to vary a little between professions. There is some research available into clinical reasoning, however…

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What Matters When Scripting a Manual Wheelchair?

Scripting ultra-lightweight manual chairs can be a challenge – what frame material do you choose? What frame design? And then there are all the measurements that you need to get… When first learning to script manual wheelchairs, it can be hard to know what to focus on, however a recently published article by Lin and…

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Funding Reports and the Wheelchair Outcome Measure (WhOM)

Our last three webinars for 2020 are looking at funding and how to write successful funding reports. Writing reports is a skill that some of us struggle more with than others, where understanding what information is vital to the funding report can be a challenge. In today’s blog we take a look at the Wheelchair Outcome…

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Funding Considerations for Power Standing

Power wheelchairs that offer the option of power standing have several physiological and functional benefits, however accessing funding for these chairs can be challenging.  Funders are keen to fund the most cost-effective option, and in many instances this is in the form of a separate power wheelchair and standing frame. Having two separate solutions may…

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The Seating Assessment Form

As part of our recent seating assessment webinar series, we were excited to release our seating assessment form for prescribing therapists as both electronic fillable and print versions. This assessment form was developed in response to multiple requests from therapists and service providers. Due to the wide variety of our end user seating needs, we…

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Meet Jake Briggs, Vlogger and Disability Advocate

We took a moment to have a great chat with Jake Briggs, Managing Director of Culture Connex and YouTube Vlogger and podcaster of the channel Keep Rolling with Jake Briggs. Jake has also recently been sponsored by us as a Permobil Ambassador. Read our full interview below! It’s great to have you as a Permobil…

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NDIS and the Assessment: What to do during the Trial

For our last blog in this series we are going to discuss what the therapist should be considering during the trial. What happens during this trial will be crucial in developing the content and writing the assistive technology (AT) assessment. As we mentioned previously, it is also important that the therapist is actively involved in…

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