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"Improving People's Lives" on World Cerebral Palsy (CP) Day
Nearly every week growing up I spent time with my cousins. Whether it was eating Saturday evening supper at Granddaddy and Granny’s or going to Sunday School, it was pretty much guaranteed my family would get together with the “Other Kigers” at some point each week. Looking back I am sure my parents, aunt, and uncle had a sweet deal because with one boy and two girls in each family we were evenly matched and entertained ourselves. Susan was the oldest cousin and oldest girl, so what the girls played was typically driven by what Susan wanted to do.

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Posted to Angie Kiger on 10/1/2014 10:08:22 AM | 0 comments


5 Factors to Consider in CRT Product Selection
Each year there are approximately 12,000 new cases of National Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) across the United States. Today, statistics show that there are 273,000 individuals living with a SCI. The majority of these individuals (over 80%) are young males with the average age of injury occurring at 42.6 years of age.  For those of us who have been in the Complex Rehabilitation Technology (CRT) industry for, well, let’s say “a while,” we remember when an individual spent an average of 24 days in the acute wing of the hospital and then spent the next three to four months on the rehab unit.  Today, those with a SCI spend about 11 days in the acute unit and just over 30 days in rehab. 

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Posted to Steve Boucher on 9/24/2014 6:32:01 PM | 0 comments


Pull up a Seat - Meet JAY® and Jeff Rogers

Seating and positioning is one of the most important aspects of creating the best wheeled mobility system for a client, so during my career at Sunrise I have spent a great deal of time working with our product managers and JAY® engineers. In order to order to gain bit more insight into the world of JAY®, I decided to interview JAY® Product Manager, Jeff Rogers.

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Posted to Angie Kiger on 9/15/2014 1:43:32 PM | 0 comments


Back to School Wheelchair Accessories & Technology Tips
Growing up in Virginia, Labor Day weekend was a time filled with mixed emotions, but thanks to the “Kings Dominion Law” the Tuesday after Labor Day marked the first day of school (Got to love Virginia’s theme park-related legislation). I remember the thrill of finding the perfect Trapper Keeper® (Side note: this 80’s classic is back!) while school supply shopping with my parents and the uneasy feeling on the first day as I walked in my classroom not sure of who would be assigned to sit next to me for the next nine months of school.

In honor of this exciting time of year, I decided this would be the perfect time to discuss a few wheelchair accessories and technology tips related to school.

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Posted to Angie Kiger on 8/29/2014 4:05:42 PM | 0 comments


Interview with Scott Valentine and His Experience with Eleanore’s Project During any given week, Scott Valentine, Account Manager for Sunrise Medical spends his 50-70 hours of professional time completing a list of tasks that include: in-services and training for both suppliers and therapists on Sunrise products and staying informed of current industry state and federal reimbursement policies.  Scott also participates in wheelchair clinics answering questions about his product portfolio that can lead to proper product prescriptions for end users. Being an integral member of the Sunrise Medical team for 20 years, Scott has truly embraced the company’s mission to “Improve People’s Lives.”  This spring however, Scott felt the desire to take this mission a step further. 

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Posted to Steve Boucher on 8/14/2014 11:50:29 AM | 2 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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8/19/2014 | Tamaralka
I so enjoyed reading this story with Scott's perspectives on our work together in Peru this y...

8/15/2014 | Kylin
What an incredible story! Such a wonderful organization. Thank you so much for sharing. I am s...

7/6/2014 | Steve
Great article with a nice short & sweet list of references! Keep 'em coming Angie &amp...

6/3/2014 | Connie Montoya
Amen!

5/1/2014 | John V. Mock
This is a great list Angie...suggest you distribute this to the sales team via email for full vie...