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Positioning: Reducible vs. Non-Reducible Asymmetries

Heads Up! What causes poor head position?

One of the most challenging areas of wheelchair seating is achieving and maintaining the head in a neutral and upright position. Many times, we assess, provide optimal seating, and still the client continues to stare at their lap. Before going to the closet to pick out a solution, we need to know what is causing the issue.

More than head support: general interventions to optimize head position

In this Blog, we will explore general intervention strategies – things to try long before grabbing a specific head support.

Head Positioning: matching product to client need, part 1. Posterior Supports

Quite a variety of head supports are available to meet individual needs. These head supports have unique features designed to match specific requirements.


Head Positioning: matching product to client need, part 2: The Ultra

This is a really good introduction to the Ultra head support. The Ultra can include an occipital pad, suboccipital pad, and lateral pads. Each are very adjustable to match an individual’s needs..



Head Positioning: matching product to client need, part 3: the i2i

The i2i head, neck, and shoulders positioning system has a great backstory. Leslie Fitzsimmons, an Occupational Therapist in NJ, was frustrated that existing head supports were not meeting the needs of some of her clients. So, being a good therapist, she went into the back room and built one!


Selecting the right cushion for your client

How to select the best cushion for your client.

Positioning the Pelvis: addressing Posterior Pelvic Tilt

The dreaded posterior pelvic tilt. The bane of seating clinics everywhere. What is it and how can we correct this issue?

Positioning the Pelvis: Addressing Anterior Pelvic Tilt

As the position of the pelvis impacts the position of the trunk and subsequently the head, we need to reduce this tendency, as much as possible.

Positioning the Pelvis: addressing Pelvic Rotation

When the pelvis is rotated, one anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS) is forward of the other. As a result, the client may appear to have a leg length discrepancy as one knee may be more forward of the other.

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