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Pull up a Seat: Meet Maya Solorzano-Chavez, PT, ATP & Clinical Educator for Latin America October is National Physical Therapy Month! In the spirit of PT month I thought it would be fun to introduce all of our readers to one of my colleagues at Sunrise Medical who just so happens to be a physical therapist. Maya Solorzano-Chavez works out of our Fresno, CA office and serves as the Clinical Educator for Latin America. 

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Posted to Angie Kiger on 10/1/2015 3:00:00 PM | 0 comments

UPDATED: Mechanical vs. Electronic Switches – What are the primary differences? 9/30/15 - This blog post was updated to include the new Switch-It Dual Pro™.

Switches can give clients with physical limitations the ability to control almost anything including communication devices, iPads, power wheelchairs, environmental control devices, and more. Having an understanding of the categories of switches will help you select the best switch or combination of switches for each individual client.

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Posted to Guest Blogger on 9/21/2015 6:00:30 PM | 0 comments

Cortical Visual Impairment & Mobility
This may sound like a cliché, but some of the greatest teachers I have had in my career have been clients and caregivers.  Roughly 5 years ago while working as the assistive technology (AT) team coordinator at a pediatric hospital in Washington DC I was asked by an occupational therapist (OT) coworker to provide an AT consultation with one of her patients named Maryn. From the moment I met Maryn and her family, I knew they would have a lasting impression on me.

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Posted to Angie Kiger on 9/13/2015 9:55:00 PM | 0 comments

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Hits Home Over 40 years ago my parents built the house I grew up in on a quiet street in close knit family oriented neighborhood. I was lucky enough to have friends living just a few houses and streets away. Looking back, it’s amazing to realize how many of us stayed close from pre-school through high school into college. Thanks to social media I am still in contact with a number of my neighborhood friends and often meet up with a few when I travel home to see my parents.

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Posted to Angie Kiger on 8/31/2015 4:04:17 PM | 2 comments

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the ADA with the Next Generation
On July 26, 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. According to a written statement by President Bush on display in the Disability Rights Museum on Wheels, signing the ADA was one of the proudest moments of his administration.

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Posted to Angie Kiger on 7/27/2015 3:50:31 PM | 0 comments
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Disclaimer: The contents of this blog are intended to be utilized as a general resource for clinicians and suppliers to then use clinical reasoning skills to determine optimal seating and mobility solutions for individual clients.  Steve and Angie are unable to answer questions from members of the general public including caregivers and end users.  Members of the general public should direct specific questions to their own clinicians, medical, suppliers, or other health care professionals.




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9/28/2015 | Jake White
My grandmother is in her late 80's, and it appears as if she might need to get a wheelchair. She...

9/18/2015 | jennifer07
Thanks for your article and knowledge..i loved it.. <a href="">...

9/16/2015 | Rachel Staats
Hi June, Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. If you have additional questions about se...

9/14/2015 | June Robinson
I really appreciate this information on how to choose the right wheelchair. We have just recently...

9/11/2015 | Jordan
Wonderful post here. Sometimes it takes someone you're close to going through something like this...